How to get the most out of RootsTech London 2019

By Editor, 17 October 2019 - 3:26pm

Sarah Williams shares some of her top tips on getting the most out of RootsTech London 2019

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It’s just a few days now until the world’s biggest genealogical event comes to London and we’re all getting crazily excited here in the office.

The European event won’t be quite the size of RootsTech in Salt Lake City but it will still be huge and packed with things to do.

If you haven’t got a ticket yet, it’s not too late and we have a special offer of 25% off the three day pass. 

If you’re planning to come we’ve got some tips to help you get the most out of the three days.

1. Download the free RootsTech app 

The RootsTech app is a really handy tool for getting the most out of your visit. At the simplest level you can you use it to choose the talks you want to attend, keeping the details in a handy ‘My Schedule’ section, so you know where you have to be and when.

You can also add your details as an attendee and discover other people who have done the same. From there you can make friend requests or request a meeting. The app is also packed with useful information including maps, documents relating to talks, details on the speakers and even a Twitter feed. It's available for free for both iOS and Android users.

2. Bring your brick walls

If you are stuck on any of your family lines, bring any relevant documents so you can get the most out of any one-to-one opportunities with the many experts around at RootsTech.

3. Bring your whole family tree!

We’re not suggesting you print out the whole thing (although if your tree is still small, why not) but if you can bring your tree on a tablet or your phone, it could well come in handy. You may find a talk or an exhibitor can help you with lines of enquiry you hadn’t thought about beforehand.

4. Pack a bottle of water and snacks

Yes, I know this might seem obvious, but these events are thirsty work and café queues (and prices) can sometimes be alarming.

5. Bring a backpack

You may think a shoulder bag is all you will need, but honestly, you will be picking up leaflets, taking home freebies and buying stuff. Soon you will have both hands full of bags and your shoulders will ache. Don't say we didn't warn you!

6. Wear comfy shoes

Well, let’s be honest, we’re the comfy shoe brigade so that one is probably a given but if you were thinking of glamming it up in high heels…

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