#RootsTech Press Release – New Genealogy Service


This is a press release I received because I’m a RootsTech Ambassador.


CEDAR HILLS, Utah – August 29, 2016 – A new family history service launched today that will fill a critical gap in the multi-billion dollar genealogy industry. genealogyDOTcoach (SM) is a new online service that matches up professional genealogists (called Genealogy Coaches) with people who want to have all the fun of making family history discoveries for themselves but just need a little assistance from someone they can trust. “With do-it-yourself sites like Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org it has become so easy for anyone to start climbing their family tree,” says co-founder, Janet Hovorka. “But, sometimes people get a little stuck in the process. The traditional option at that point has been to purchase a 10 or 20 hour research package from a professional genealogist. Many people can’t afford that kind of help. Others are reluctant to do so because they want the joy of making those family history discoveries themselves. genealogyDOTcoach aims to fill that gap.” The service launches with 25 coaches across 47 different categories. Topics include: getting started; genetic genealogy/DNA; tree analysis and writing a research plan; and document translation. Coaches also specialize in research for different regions of the world and different ethnic groups. The initial group of coaches have an average of 25 years of training and experience a piece. They are researchers, authors, and lecturers. The impressive list of coaches includes some of the most well-known genealogists in the industry. On the genealogyDOTcoach website, users can select a topic and see a list of coaches who specialize in that topic. They can review comments and ratings from previous clients, to help them select a coach they would like to work with. Sessions can be scheduled for 15, 30 or 60 minutes. Pricing starts as low as $15 for 15 minutes. Shortly before the coaching session, an email link is sent that allows the user to log in to a private video chat room. There they meet face to face, via video chat, to share screens and documents with the genealogy coach, and receive the help they need to keep them moving along in their family history journey. “Clients leave the coaching sessions with a game plan for how to move forward in their family history research,” says Hovorka. “Just like life coaches or athletic coaches, genealogy coaches can give you the boost you need to be better at what you enjoy.”


About genealogyDOTcoach

Website: https://genealogy.coach

Complete listing of coaches with their bios found here: https://genealogy.coach/project/all-coaches/

New Announcements from RootsTech!

RootsTech have many several announcements for new events and general information.



The first is that RootsTech is going to celebrate African Heritage Day. This will be held on Friday 10th February at the Salt Palace Convention Center.  It “is a celebration of culture, unity and history of individuals of African descent from all over the world.” They will be offering classes, entertainment and the special keynote speaker is LeVar Burton. You can find out more on the official press release.


The official Grand Opening of the Discovery Experience at the Family History Library is on Wednesday 8th February.  The “state-of-the-art discovery experience is free and open to the public.”


The RootsTech App is now available for download. The only way to get the syllabus material will be through the app. Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings blog has a post telling you how he downloaded the app and syllabus material.


This year if you want to attend the Getting Started sessions you will have to purchase a separate registration for that stream.


We are getting close to the biggest genealogy event of the year! If you are going please let me know as I would love to meet up with you during the conference.



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RootsTech Discount Price and Getting Started Stream



The RootsTech 2017 4-day pass is still on at a discounted price of ONLY $189. The regular price is $269 so that is an $80 savings. The discount expires on 17 January 2017 so book now!

If you are interested in the Getting Started stream at RootsTech this year you have to purchase a pass. It is discounted at $69 until 17 January 2017. The regular price is $89 so act now!

RootsTech is a wonderful learning experience and a great way to meet some new genealogy friends. Come join the fun and register now!


Do You Want to Go to RootsTech? Just leave a comment below for your chance to win a complimentary pass!


As a RootsTech Ambassador I have the great pleasure of giving away one complimentary RootsTech plus Innovator Summit 2017 4-day pass. It is valued at $299 US.

The pass includes:

  • Innovator Summit
  • over 200 classes
  • Keynotes
  • General Sessions
  • RootsTech classes
  • Getting Started classes
  • Expo Hall
  • Evening Events

This is a great opportunity to attend a one of a kind genealogy conference.

Entries must be received by midnight EST on 16 January 2017.

To enter please leave a comment below stating why you would like to attend RootsTech.

The winner will be randomly chosen on 17 January 2017.

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