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FamilySearch’s RootsTech conference is going
on now through Saturday in Salt Lake City, and FamilySearch is taking the opportunity
to make some announcements:
More than 6,700 people were pre-registered for RootsTech, which is huge for a US genealogy
conference. The number is helped by the conference’s location in Salt Lake City, home
to the Family History Library and to many members of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints, for whom researching genealogy is a religious calling.
- About 2,000 teenagers signed up for a youth program on Saturday.
FamilySearch will soon be available in nine languages for access by more people around
the world. This is consistent with the organization’s increasing focus on historical
records from places besides the United States.
FamilySearch unveiled a new logo at a meeting for genealogy bloggers. You
can see it on Genealogy Gems blogger Lisa Louise Cooke’s Facebook page.
3.2 billion names are now online in the databases
More RootsTech news to come!