Thursday, March 7, 2013

Sort-of RootsTech Kansas City

After last week’s article (“RootsTech Kansas City?”) The Ancestry Insidere is an official RootsTech bloggerI had lots of helpful people explain the Kansas City conference being held simultaneously with the RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City.

Genealogy KC is a Family History & Technology Conference being held in Kansas City. It is officially affiliated with RootsTech. Like FamilySearch, it is sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is being held at a Church meeting house. It is free and open to the public. It mixes presentations by local experts, pre-recorded sessions, and a few broadcast presentations from RootsTech. Among the sessions I see presenters from the National Archives, the Midwest Genealogical Society, the Midwest Genealogy Center and the Mid-Continent Public Library, Ron Tanner, Laura Prescott, Tom MacEntee, James Tanner, Karen Clifford, and Elder David A. Bednar.

According to officials of Genealogy KC, this is a pilot test offered to several locations. Local FamilySearch Centers (family history centers) and associated Church congregations often sponsor annual family history fairs. The idea is to strengthen and expand the local offerings with sessions and devotionals from Salt Lake City.

If you want more information about the Kansas City event, check out their website at and their Twitter feed at

Genealogy KC logo

My thanks to the kind readers who reported this information.

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