Climbing the Family Tree of Man is not just a one-man job, or found in a single online database, or only the realm of the elderly. There is plentyfor all ages, skill levels and interests to do in genealogy and family history work. And the blessings of modern technology are making it all the easier for more of us to participate, contribute and be successful.

This week’s upcoming RootsTech 2012conference showcases how “Innovation through Collaboration” can help us identify and document our roots through leading edge technology. To be held February 2-4, 2012 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, this top-tieropportunity brings developers and users together in over 100 hands-on workshops and interactive presentations at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced level.This means you are invited!

Who is Coming to RootsTech 2012

Technologists, genealogists and enthusiasts alike will come together in this unique setting to learn and share with one another their experiences and expertise in research and technology. Hosted by FamilySearch, come hear, mingle, and learn from the 2012 Sponsors and their experts:

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What is Happeningat RootsTech 2012

Emerging technologies and devices will be introduced, skills in innovative applications and systems will be taught, and sharing ideas, creations, collaboration and instant feedback will be encouraged. Come Discover, Learn, Educate and Collaborate.

Meridian’s own professional genealogist, James W. Petty, AG, CG looks forward to seeing you in attendance. He will share highlights, special stories, and innovations in Meridian Magazine following the conference and wants to hear from Meridian attendees. Please Contact Us to share your experiences.

To Register for RootsTech 2012

For more about this special 3 full-day conference, please see RootsTech 2012 for details, costs, and registration.

James W. Petty, AG, CG is the Board-Certified and Accredited Professional Genealogist, “Climbing the Family Tree Professionally Since 1969”. He is President of HEIRLINES Family History & Genealogy, Inc. (, the “Salt Lake City, Utah BBB Accredited Business” trusted professional genealogy research services firm, providing US and International genealogical and historical research for a world-wide clientele.

For Heirlines-Quality professional genealogy services, resources, and products including free genealogy, LDS Family History advice and expert answers to commonly asked ancestry questions, visit Jim’s website for free consultations and ordering custom family tree research services, and his genealogy blog www.Professional