RootsTech London is almost here y’all! And I’m almost there. By there, I mean England.
Here are some last-minute tips to make sure you can enjoy it to the max, whether you’re there in person or not. For an overview of the conference, see Win a Free Pass to RootsTech London.
Check your email for your pass.
Passes were emailed out on October 9 and will be resent on October 16. You can print them at home, grab a lanyard on your way into the London Excel, and Bob’s your uncle.
If you don’t receive yours, no worries. Staff will be available as of 8 am to get you square away according to RootsTech Marketing Manager, Tyler Stahl.
#NotatRootsTech: RootsTech Live-Streaming Schedule
Rootstech will offer live streaming of keynote speakers as well as two educational sessions each day. You can view the schedule here. All times as local British time. Organizers suggest using https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/ to calculate the schedule in your time zone.
#NotatRootstech and Want More? The Virtual Pass Might be for You
You don’t have to miss out on all the great education. The Premium Virtual Ticket gives you access to 20 recorded classes from the event. Price: £49
Unlike the live streamed events, these classes will be recorded and published 10-15 days following the end of the conference. Only Premium Virtual ticket holders will be able to access them. Plus, you’ll have months review them.
Exhibition Hall Open to All
That’s right. RootsTech organizers have decided to open the Exhibition Hall at no charge. Although people touring the hall won’t be able to go to classes or keynote events, they’ll be able to join in the excitement of their industry.
Discount Tickets Still Available
Time Out Magazine is offering 40% off one-day and three-day passes with the code HALFTERM40.
British Ministry of Defense Will Offer Military Record Retrieval
Representatives from the MOD Medals and Records office will be on hand to help you order service records than can be picked up three hours later.
Family Tree Magazine UK explains:
Payment of £30 will be taken when the order is placed. The service will be available only for Army and RAF service records confirmed as held by the Ministry of Defence, and, where the subject individual is less than 116 years from date of birth, a death certificate will be required.
For those killed in action, reference to the CWGC database will be accepted. So remember to bring your relatives name, date of birth and death certificate.
Download the RootsTech App
Don’t forget to download the RootsTech app to plan your days. (Good luck choosing between the great offerings though!) Also, if you’re coming in from out of town, Rootstech recommends the Tube and Citymapper apps to help you find your way around.