Tuesday, November 19, 2019

RootsTech London 2019: Inspiration, Education and Association-A Look Back

Three weeks ago I flew home from London after attending the first-ever RootsTech London.
After months of planning and anticipation, my trip was over.

Was it worth the time and money? 
After so many years of attending RootsTech in Salt Lake City did it compare?
Did I feel it was a success?
Would I make an attempt to go again if it was held in London or another city in Europe?

Yes! Yes, to all of the above!

Donny Osmond Keynote
Nick Barratt, Interview after Keynote
Kadeena Cox-Keynote

Ambassador Interview with Dan Snow after Keynote

    London Keynotes didn't fail in their task. Steve Rockwood,  Nick Barratt,  Dan Snow, Kadenna Cox, and Donny Osmond all did just that. Their personal stories helped to motivate and encourage each of us.  

Didn't get a chance to watch? You can see the Keynotes and General Sessions here. 

A wide variety of classes were also held during the three-day conference.
Some of these were recorded and can be watched here.

Learning from Nick Barratt

I particularly enjoyed listening to Nick Barratt teach a class on "Tracing Your Ancestral Home". His tips and strategies were for England but could be used in any location.

An exciting part of RootsTech has always been the Expo Hall and it didn't disappoint in London!

There were some familiar big-name companies and some exhibitors not so familiar to those of us outside of the United States. It made exploring the various booths even more fun!

GeneaBloggers at RootsTech London 2019

One of the best things about going to conferences is meeting up with old friends and making new ones. RootsTech London was no exception. Click to view the video below of many of the people who made this a great experience! 

Congratulations to all who had a hand in planning and seeing this conference come to fruition! Let's hope there will another in the future!

Did you attend RootsTech London?
I would love to hear about your experiences!

Interested in attending a RootsTech Conference?
RootsTech 2020 is coming up in February in Salt Lake City!
Click here for more information!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Helping you climb your family tree,


  1. This is great, Cheri! Even Henry the Sleuth, the genealogy sloth, makes an appearance in your montage! RootsTech London was a fabulous experience. It was so good to see you!

    1. Thanks, Lynn! Always good to see you and Henry! See you in Salt Lake in February!

  2. Looks as if you had a grand time! Thanks for this post so those of us unable to attend can have a vicarious experience of the event.

    1. It was wonderful! Sorry you couldn't join us! Thanks for reaading!

  3. Looks like RootsTech London was a wonderful event. But of course that’s no surprise as RootsTech Salt Lake Coty is also fabulous. Loved your photos #geneabloggerstribe

    1. It was fabulous! Thanks for reading. Will I see you for Rootstech 2020 in SLC?

  4. I really wanted to attend Rootstech London but my daughter was getting married this week. I will be in Salt Lake for Rootstech 2020, I can not wait.

    1. Congratulations on the wedding! See you in Salt Lake!