The world’s largest family celebration event, RootsTech, is back in Salt Lake City for its 10th anniversary.  It will attract 26-30,000 people, representing 55 countries and 49 states and there are several ways to enjoy the event, which brings together photo organizers, storytellers and family historians, all with a mind for family connection.

Those who love family history consider this a “don’t miss” event.

The theme this year for the event is “The Story of You.”

You can still register for the event with passes that start at only $99. You can buy a virtual pass that will give you access to 30 recordings to watch from the comfort of your own home. Or multiple classes are offered for a free livestream on RootsTech home page here,, starting on Wednesday February 26 at 8:00 am.  All times are listed in Mountain Standard Time.

Classes range from using DNA tools, to getting started in saving your family history to essential tools for hobbyist genealogists.

The complete schedule for the livestream events are at the RootsTech home page. These include the keynote speakers each day.

The keynote speakers are Steve Rockwood, the CEO of FamilySearch International; Leigh Anne Tuohy, best known as the legal guardian of Michael Oher, featured in The Blind Side; David Kennerly, Pulitzer Prize winning American photographer; and Emmitt Smith, professional football player and three-time Super Bowl with the Dallas Cowboys.