RootsTech 2016: I’m Meeting Betsy There. I Haven’t Seen Betsy Since 1984.
In February of 2016, the sixth annual RootsTech national genealogy conference will be held in Salt Lake City. Last year’s event hosted almost 24,000 attendees. This coming year, I will be one of them.
One reason is that it’s my first genealogy conference. That alone is reason for excitement.
But a really cool reason that I’m looking forward to going: I haven’t seen my friend Betsy since the 1980s. But through the wonders of social media, we’ve kept in touch here and there, watching our kids grow from afar. In the last year or so, I have noticed that she’s been tracing genealogy and posting her finds on Facebook. So, on a whim, I sent her a private message indicating my desire to attend the conference and I asked her if she would be interested in joining me in Utah.
Honestly, I didn’t really expect her to be able to attend but to my great surprise, she jumped on the offer and had purchased her plane ticket by the next day. Now that’s a fast response!
Registration hasn’t opened yet but we have a hotel and plane tickets.
Let me know if you’re going and maybe Betsy and I will meet you for coffee.