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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Announcing RootsTech Pittsburgh 2015!

It's time to start getting excited for the second annual RootsTech Pittsburgh Family Discovery Day! This is a community family history event that will take place in Oakland on Saturday, June 13th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free, but please do register in advance.

The Family Discovery Day is a time for members of the community to come together and celebrate family connections across generations. Participants are encouraged to use technology to discover, share, and celebrate their family roots.

You can attend RootsTech Pittsburgh for all or part of the day, making the event suit your individual needs as you seek out and build your family tree. At RootsTech you can learn through:

  • Classes taught by genealogy experts. Each hour, about six or seven different classes are offered, with class topics ranging from African American Family History 101 to Google Your Ancestors to Indexing. Pick and choose which is most interesting and useful to you. Classes are aimed at varying levels of experience, and each hour there is a class particularly intended for youth ages 12-18. See the class schedule here
  • Individualized help from consultants in the Internet Café. Family history consultants will be available to help you on your personal family history. Whether you just need to set up a basic FamilySearch account or you are trying to break through a brick wall in your research, the consultants in the Internet Café can help. 
Last year's RootsTech Pittsburgh was a great success. Over 200 people attended and learned more about how to strengthen their family ties. Check out the blog post and photos from RootsTech Pittsburgh 2014 to get a feel for what this year's RootsTech will be like.

Lunch will be available for purchase at cost, or you can bring or buy your own lunch in Oakland. Parking is free. See, including our FAQ page, if you have more questions, or contact us through Facebook or by commenting below.

We're looking forward to an awesome event! Your attendance will make it a success.

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