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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

RootsTech Pittsburgh 2014

Welcome to RootsTech Pittsburgh 2014!

Mark your calendars, Pittsburghers, and anyone in the vicinity! Saturday, June 21st, 2014, is the day of RootsTech Pittsburgh, a free local genealogy and family history conference.

This event is for anyone interested in finding more about his or her family roots—in keeping track of and finding out more information on grandparents, great grandparents, and beyond. People in attendance can choose to attend a variety of classes, depending on their personal and family interests and level of experience. RootsTechPittsburgh will introduce free resources, such as, with plenty of hands-on help in the Internet cafĂ©.

What is RootsTech?

RootsTech is the name of a major family history conference hosted yearly by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Church then encourages other Family History Centers throughout the country to host their own local RootsTech events.

RootsTech Pittsburgh will include some of the best presentations from the conferences in Salt Lake City, and also an abundance of local genealogy expertise from right here in Pittsburgh—like Marilyn Holt, director of the Carnegie Library’s Pennsylvania Room.

You’ll learn about genealogical resources in western Pennsylvania, finding your family in the British Isles or Germany, finding your African-American family, Googling your family, and five ways to do genealogy in your sleep. See the entire schedule at

Who can attend?

Anyone with interest in family history is invited! Some classes will target beginners, some those with more experience. There will even be classes for youth 12-17. Register now to attend.

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