We decided to attend RootsTech in Salt Lake City - the largest Genealogical Conference ever. We have had family history on our list of post-mission activities and decided this would get us started again, if not overwhelmed.
Feb 8 (Wed)
We left Logan just after noon and checked in to the Little America about 2 pm. We took the Trax two stops to City Creek Center then walked down to the Salt Palace for the conference. The registration line was so long they said we could go to our classes first and register later.
Feb 9 (Thu)
We got up early, took the Trax to City Creek Center and ate breakfast at the food court. We got to the Salt Palace in time to get good seats for the General Session. The MC for the session was comedian Jason Hewlett. He actually made me laugh (with clean humor).
|Lockwood family recipe|
|Property brothers first job - making coat hangers|
|We really enjoyed their attitude about family|
|Tabernacle Choir in the Conference Center|
The General Session today was on African American Heritage. We heard from Kenyatta Berry, who focuses on African American slave ancestral research and DNA. We saw a film about a man that was able to trace his linage to Ghana through DNA testing and traveled there to meet his relatives. Our featured speaker was LeVar Burton, known for his role as Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: Next Generation and before that as Kunta Kinte in Roots.
|Calvary Baptist Church choir|
|Can you find Diane in this session?|
|African drummers and dancers|
|Dancers from the Andes|
|Grandma FaceTiming with Hanna on her birthday|
|Ken and Kate in their new home|
Last day of the conference. We have been using the Trax to travel to and from our hotel and the Salt Palace. It is very convenient, besides, it's free (being in the center of Salt Lake).
|Here comes our ride|
|Buddy Valastro - Thee Cake Boss|
|Paul with Mike Hunsaker|
|No, Diane didn't even enter the contest|
|Too good to eat|
|Let's go to Deseret Book|