Welcome to our RootsTech Connect page at the Family Connections Experiment! We’re excited to have you join our community. We invite you to join us at our incredible CONNECTION EVENTS at RootsTech Connect, LEARN MORE about the 21 Day Family Connections Experiment and the power of connection, and also to ENJOY our latest tools for connecting more with family past and present, and with our incredible community!

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There will be a lot going on over the next few weeks in preparation for RootsTech Connect. Sign-up for our text reminders or email list to get the most out of your RootsTech Connect experience, stay informed about the latest, get early access and sneak previews to content and events, and get our How-To Survive RootsTech Connect Guide!

Upcoming events

  • RootsTech Connect: Feb 25th – 28th
  • Thursday, Feb. 25th
    • 11 AM – 2 PM MST: Power of Connection Series Premiere Live Watch Party
  • Friday, Feb 26th
    • 10 AM MST: Watch Party with Taralyn Parker
    • 12 PM MST: Twitter Party
    • 2 PM MST: Desktop Diner
    • 5 PM MST: Watch Party with Sarah Day
  • Saturday, Feb 27th
    • 10 AM MST: Sydney Walker Live Q&A
    • 11 AM MST: Psychological Benefits of Family History Discussion
    • 2 PM MST RootsTech Connect After Party

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Experience the power of connection

Enjoy Cool cONNECTION TOOLS

The Family Connections Experiment is excited to be invited to participate at RootsTech Connect in the Innovator Portal. During RootsTech Connect we will be releasing new tools, and we invite you to try them first.  Enjoy these and our other awesome tools for helping you enjoy your RootsTech Connect experience. Let us know what you think in our form below.

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Connection Idea Generator

Want a quick and easy way to connect today? Click below for a 5 minute idea that will help you connect with family past and present. We’re regularly adding new ideas so be sure to come back often.

Speed interviews

Use this interview generator to do an interview in five minutes or less!

make my meme

Connect by creating a shareable fun meme made with your memories and photos!

DINNER GAME

Use this question generator to see how much you know about your family.

Speed interviews

Use this interview generator to do an interview in five minutes or less!

make my meme

Connect by creating a shareable fun meme made with your memories and photos!

Dinner Game

Use this question generator to see how much you know about your family.

Connection Events

We have a wide variety of opportunities for connecting with new friends, getting the most out of RootsTech Connect, and learning more about the power of connection. Watch our recorded events to learn more about us and become part of our community. 

Live Chat Rooms

Thursday, February 27th – Saturday, February 29th

During the whole conference we’ll be available in chat rooms across the RootsTech platform in all of our classes as well as the Innovation Portal, the Let’s Do Good Together booth, and everywhere you can find the 21 Day Family Connections Experiment. You can also find us on all of our usual social media platforms too.

21 Day Family Connections Experiment

Psychological Benefits Chat Room

Family Connections Experiment Class Chat

Power of Connection Series Premiere

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You’ve heard all about it, now join us as we premiere the incredible Power of Connection series at RootsTech Connect. This incredible series of videos built to help you discover more about the science of connection. During this Live Watch Party on our social channels you’ll get to learn fun facts about the instructors, ask questions along the way, and even participate in a Live Q&A at the end with all 5 instructors. 

Watch Party with Taralyn Parker

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Finding Your Cousins on Instagram

Join Taralyn for a live watch party and learn how to find your cousins using Instagram. You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy connecting with Taralyn and other participants during this event and even ask questions during her live Q&A following the class.

Twitter Party

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Join us for this special RootsTech Edition of our monthly Twitter Party. We are teaming up with co-hosts from some of genealogy’s top Twitter parties. There will be giveaways, tech tips, Rootstech chats, and a sneak peek into our March experiment.

Desktop Diner +Presenter Meet & Greet

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Join our one-of-a-kind connection event! You’ll have the opportunity to connect with other participants, chat with others about your RootsTech Connect experience, and BEST of ALL, connect with presenters from RootsTech live and face-to-face. Space is limited so register now.

Watch Party with Sarah Day

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Press the Button! Nothing Terrible will Happen!

Come and join Sarah Day for a watch party for her RootsTech Class “Press The Button! Nothing Terrible Will Happen! It will be a fun class about what various buttons on familysearch and ancestry do and why you should just press the button and see what happens. You can get your questions answered live and connect with others. Come and Join us!

Live Q&A with Sydney Walker

Saturday, February 27th, 10 AM  |   Time Zone Converter

Join Sydney, one of our incredible presenters from our Power of Connection Series for a Live Q&A hosted by RootsTech Connect. Sydney is a reporter for the Deseret News and has written many incredible articles about the benefits of family history. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with her live.

Q&A

Psychological Benefits of Family History Discussion

Saturday, February 27th, 11 AM  |  Time Zone Converter

We’ve been invited to facilitate a live discussion with participants, leaders in the industry, and experts exploring the psychological benefits of family history. Come join in the discussion, share your thoughts, ask your questions, and hear from experts.

RootsTech Connect After Party

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As the conference event comes to an end on Saturday, we decided we want to take the opportunity to connect one last time! Come join us for this incredible connections event full of fun hosts, games, giveaways, and, most importantly, the answers to WHAT’S NEXT. It’s a can’t-miss end to a week of incredible conference experiences.

RootsTech is a dream for any modern genealogist. . . where incredible discoveries are a guarantee.

Olivia Jewell

Learn More

The 21 Day Family Connections Experiment has partnered with RootsTech Connect to bring you a whole series of classes dedicated to exploring the benefits of connecting more with family past and present called the Power of Connection series. Learn more about that series, the experiment, and how you can 

Power of Connection Series

Inspired by the discoveries and experiences of both volunteers and participants from the 21 Day Family Connections Experiment. The Power of Connections class series draws upon the expertise of scholars, therapists, and practitioners, as well as individuals like you who have had personal experience with this power.

We’ve partnered with RootsTech Connect to bring you 6 classes to help you better understand these benefits.

Learn More

21 Day Family Connections Experiment
A social experiment exploring the psychological benefits of daily connections with family past and present. Learn more about the WHAT and WHY of the experiment.
Experiment Results

We’ve compiled results from our past experiments. See the changes participants have experienced in mood, and appreciation for the families past and present. 

Explore Results Here

Classes with Our Team

Our team is full of incredible teachers and a few of us had the opportunity to prepare classes for RootsTech Connect this year, see our classes here. LINKS COMING SOON. . .

  • Family History Resources for Homeschoolers
  • Make the Most of Crowd Sourcing on Twitter
  • Finding Your Cousins on Instagram
  • The Power of the Post: Making Connections through Social Media
  • Press the Button! Nothing Terrible will Happen!

Olivia Jewell

  • Connecting with Living Family
  • Case Studies in Connection
  • 21 Day Family Connections Experiment
  • The Science of Family Connection

Taralyn Parker

  • Class title: Press the Button! Nothing Terrible will Happen!
  • Class description: A class about what the different buttons do on FamilySearch and Ancestry. Also some general button pressing advice and why you should just press the button.

Sarah Day

  • Class title: Press the Button! Nothing Terrible will Happen!
  • Class description: A class about what the different buttons do on FamilySearch and Ancestry. Also some general button pressing advice and why you should just press the button.

Olivia Jewell

  • Class title: Press the Button! Nothing Terrible will Happen!
  • Class description: A class about what the different buttons do on FamilySearch and Ancestry. Also some general button pressing advice and why you should just press the button.

Devin Ashby

  • Class title: Press the Button! Nothing Terrible will Happen!
  • Class description: A class about what the different buttons do on FamilySearch and Ancestry. Also some general button pressing advice and why you should just press the button.

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