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Thursday, February 6, 2020

The RootsTech 2020 Experience: A Video Tour of the Salt Palace

Road to RootsTech Episode 10: Tour the Salt Palace

FamilySearch has been producing a series of YouTube videos about the "Road to RootsTech." You can find the entire series on the FamilySearch YouTube Channel. See the videos at this link: This series is especially useful if you have not attended RootsTech previously. The Salt Palace venue for this year's conference is the same as it has been since the beginning, but you are likely to see some significant changes starting with extensive construction activity on the site. See "Salt Lake City’s new 26-story convention hotel to begin construction soon." Construction on the new hotel started on January 10th, 2020. You should also be aware of the extensive renovation project going on with the Salt Lake City, Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints just north of the Salt Palace. You can expect other construction projects downtown to make some access routes more difficult than usual.

This short video might give you some idea of the size of the Salt Palace. It is certainly not as large as some other huge convention centers in the larger cities of the United States, but it is spread out and requires a significant amount of walking. It is also important to imagine those large spaces filled with thousands of people.

Even if you are a repeat attendee at the RootsTech Conference, I suggest watching the video particularly for the explanation of where and how to pick up your bag and lanyard even if you opted to have your registration mailed to you.

Weather can always be a factor in Salt Lake City so you need to be prepared for the possibility of wet, cold, and icy conditions. It is best to have layers of clothing to change when moving from cold to warm and back to cold.

The Family History Guide booth has been planned and we will be there to teach, answer questions, and simply visit. Look for us on the Exhibit Floor.

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