Genealogy from the perspective of a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon, LDS)

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Relatives at #RootsTech 2018

#RootsTech 2018 is quickly upon us. Of course, I will be clear across the country when it starts, but maybe you will have a chance to be there. One bonus of being at the conference is the possibility of interacting with some of your relatives. If you have the FamilySearch Family Tree mobile app on your smartphone, you can connect to those around you who happen to be relatives. I am sure if I were there and using the app, I would probably have a few hundred relatives, but for some, the experience would be interesting and perhaps amazing. Here is the long link to the full explanation about how this works.

Just in case that link doesn't work, here are the instructions:
Before the conference
Download or update to the latest version of the Family Tree mobile app.
Allow the app to use Location Services by clicking Yes when prompted or in the OS settings. 
You can download the FamilySearch Family Tree app from either the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. 
At the conference
Launch Family Tree app while inside the Salt Palace Convention Center.
Tap the Relatives at RootsTech option at the top, and follow the prompts to opt in.
Discover who at the conference is your cousin!
FamilySearch also suggests the following:
Meet up with your cousin in a special place in the FamilySearch booth in the expo hall. People who share their photo on social media using #RootsTech are eligible for a special prize (while supplies last) 
More information will be available at registration and in the FamilySearch booth.
In past years the Wifi connections at the Conference have been spotty, let's hope that all this connecting works. 

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