NOTE: I took dozens of photos at this year's RootsTech Conference, so many that I cannot squeeze all of them into this article. I will show a few of them here, but my complete photo album may be seen at a dedicated address: http://blog.eogn.com/photos/rootstech13/. When you go to that address, you will see an online photo album with thumbnail-sized images. Click on any image or scroll through the album pages to see larger photos.There is only one word to describe this year's RootsTech Conference in Salt Lake City: Whew!
The RootsTech Conference is now the largest genealogy conference in North America. Actually, it earned that title last year but then grew by more than 50% this year. I know it was big because I am exhausted. My feet hurt, my back hurts, I haven't had much sleep, and I am tired. In other words, it was a great conference!
Sponsored by Family Search, the RootsTech Conference was held for three days at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. More than 6,700 people from 49 U.S. States (why was no one there from Delaware?) and 17 countries were in the Salt Palace Convention Center for the opening day of the RootsTech Conference on March 21. I never heard the final attendance numbers, but I saw a long line of people on the opening day waiting to purchase tickets at the door. Obviously, the final number was higher than 6,700.