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Photo: Vendors and attendees move around the exhibit hall as RootsTech opens at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. RootsTech will be a virtual and in-person event in 2023. Photo credit: Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

Following two years of unprecedented growth with virtual-only events, RootsTech will return to hosting an in-person gathering in 2023, FamilySearch announced Thursday.

The global family history conference, scheduled for March 2-4, 2023, will offer both a virtual and in-person experience in Salt Lake City, according to a news release.

“We are excited to continue to serve the millions of people who attend virtually each year and look forward to welcoming those who will attend in-person,” said Jen Allen, RootsTech event director.

RootsTech’s last in-person conference was held in February 2020 just before the COVID-19 pandemic caused most public events to close down.

In 2021, RootsTech built a new website and organized an online conference that counted more than 1.1 million participants worldwide.

Growth spiked again with a second consecutive online RootsTech conference in 2022, which drew more than 3 million people, according to the news release.

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