Wednesday was the opening day for RootsTech 2016. It runs February 3-6, 2016, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

It’s the biggest family history event in the world, offering over 200 educational courses designed for all levels. Last year 23,918 people attended the event from almost every state in the U.S. and nearly 40 different countries.

I watched a few courses live in 2015, and this year they have even more streaming live. However, if you can’t make the live broadcasts, many are already available to view at YouTube.

Steve Rockwood, Paula Madison, Bruce Feiler, and Stan Ellsworth kicked off the first day of the 2016 RootsTech Conference. Below is a keynote address by Steve Rockwood, President and CEO of FamilySearch.

It must have been awesome to be in the Convention Center with all those like-minded family history lovers, listening to his address. Thankfully some of those addresses and courses were recorded for those of us who couldn’t attend.