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The last time RootsTech hosted an in-person event was in 2020, shortly before the onslaught of a pandemic.

That year more than 50,000 people attended the annual three-day family history gathering in Salt Lake City.

Participation spiked into the millions as RootsTech moved to an online platform the past two years.

RootsTech 2023 organizers hope to see its virtual growth continue while setting a modest goal for in-person attendance in the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, March 2-4, said Jen Allen, director of events at FamilySearch.

“This year we are hoping for 20,000 people at the Salt Palace. That’s a goal, a hope. We know it will take some time to remind people how great RootsTech is and why they should leave the comfort of their homes to come and join us,” Allen said. “Last year we had just over 3 million people who joined us on our platform during those three days. That’s exactly what we are hoping for again. We are hoping that people come and join us and stay a little bit longer.”

With the global event less than a month away, here’s a look at what has been announced and what participants can expect at RootsTech 2023.

RootsTech is an annual family history and technology conference sponsored by FamilySearch, which is a nonprofit genealogical organization operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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