RootsTech speaker predicts 7 billion to participate in genealogy

By 2060 nearly 7 billion people will participate in family history, FamilySearch’s former Chief Executive Officer Jay Verkler told attendees at RootsTech.

FamilySearch has grown 3 percent per year, said Verkler, who retired last month. He is being replaced by Dennis Brimhall. The future and growth of family history work was the central topic at Thursday morning's keynote address at RootsTech, an annual conference on family history and technology that is held in Salt Lake City.

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