RootsTech-Logo blueI attended the RootsTech Conference February 5-8, 2014 in Salt Lake City and have brought back many resources from the various speakers and expo vendors.  My early-bird registration was $139, and it was worth every penny!


Session Handouts

Download the RootsTech syllabus (available only a limited time for free on the RootsTech website). Choose the “All Session Files” ZIP archive (93.4MB) to download handouts for 161 sessions.  Once the download completes, click on the ZIP file and choose “extract all files” or similar command on your computer.

The syllabus materials are organized in folders by the session ID number (i.e DEV1090), so you will need a cross-reference to determine which session titles match each session ID.  Use the Session Viewer to locate your sessions of interest, and make a note of the session ID for each session.  Search the unzipped archive for the folder named with the session ID and open it to find the handout materials.  Print or read to your heart’s desire!



RootsTech recorded in full the 4 keynote addresses as well as 15 selected sessions throughout the conference.  Refer to the list of recorded 2014 videos for sessions of interest.

FamilySearch has also posted short video highlights on its YouTube channel that can also be viewed for bite-sized information.

I had a guest blog post about Judy Russell’s keynote on the Saving Memories Forever blog.


Presentation on RootsTech Resources

I conducted a local presentation on February 26 to recap the “Best of RootsTech 2014” resources, along with conference attendee Skipper Bennett.

You may download a copy of the presentation Best of RootsTech 2014 Conference Recap (19MB) and accompanying RootsTech Resources Handout.


Vendor Information

The expo hall contained over 130 vendor exhibitor booths.  See the RootsTech Exhibitor Hall Map & List for the full list of vendors.

I was able to collect information from over 70 booths of interest to genealogists.  To view the exhibitor materials, refer to the list of general categories below for alphabetical links of vendors in each category.



Decorative Items



Equipment & Media

Publishing & Books


Social Sharing & Stories


Software & Services