For the first time ever, the world’s largest family celebration event will be entirely virtual and completely free. Get ready to celebrate shared connections with people from around the world. Connect with friends, your family, your past, and your heritage and homelands—all from the comfort of your home and in your browser.
RootsTech Connect is different than any other virtual event—no boring speakers or falling asleep at your computer screen. Rather, enjoy dozens of inspirational learning sessions, uplifting messages from celebrity keynote speakers, and hands-on activities to help you celebrate your heritage all year long.
Grab your parents, siblings, or spouse, and enjoy RootsTech together. From classes to interactive cultural activities on demand, there’s enough fun here for an entire household!
Saturday, April 17 through Sunday, April 18
Loch Norman Highland Games at Rural Hill (Local Events)
Historic Rural Hill, Huntersville, NC
The Loch Norman Highland Games at Rural Hill is a family friendly event presented by Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville, NC. Come and experience all the fun with Highland Dancing, Bagpipe Bands, Highland Athletics, a Giant Kid's Zone, Scottish Merchants, Haggis, Celtic Rock and Traditional Performers, Historic Reenactments, Scottish Country Dancing, Sunday Church Service, Hearth Cooking, NC Beer and Wine, Whiskey Tastings, Kilted Running Events, Scottish Clan Societies, Shoot Long Bows and Blowguns, Throw a Battle Axe and so much more! Find more information at https://ruralhill.net/events/.
Wednesday, May 19 through Friday, May 21
NGS Family History Conference 2021 (Conferences)
Learn new techniques, resources, and strategies to sharpen your family history skills at the NGS 2021 Family History Conference.
The upcoming NGS 2021 Family History Conference will be held in Richmond, Virginia, and will offer the best and most expansive series of lectures to advance your research. Richmond is easily accessible and has several outstanding genealogical research facilities, including the Library of Virginia just a few blocks away.
The NGS Family History Conference, 19–22 May 2021, is your opportunity to choose from more than 175 lectures, presented by many nationally recognized speakers, explore an exhibit hall filled with a host of exhibitors, and network with fellow genealogists. Every NGS conference has a different theme with a new program top to bottom—so there is always more to learn and discover.
The hope is that COVID-19 will not be a factor in May 2021; however, contingency plans will be in place for any eventuality and to ensure the health and safety of registrants, sponsors, exhibitors, and staff. Organizers are confident that they will have a strong and enriching program for everyone interested in family history research.