RootsTech 2013 – Thursday, part 2

These are some of the other sessions that I saw at the 2013 RootsTech conference on Thursday, 21 March The first three I watch online after I got home and the last 3 I attended in person. “Tell It Again” by Kim Weitkamp who was also how telling stories of your family is a necessary …

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Rootstech 2013 – Thursday; part 1

The opening keynote session was packed. It looked as if everyone that had registered (6,700+) showed up. There were 3 featured speakers. The first was Dennis Brimhall who is the President of FamilySearch. He has only been working at FamilySearch for over a year but pointed out that he has learned a lot from the …

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RootsTech 2013 – Overview

I attended the RootsTech Conference last week in Salt Lake City. I’ll be writing a bunch of postings this week about what I saw there. I must admit I was impressed at how well everything went and at how large it was. There were over 6,700 prepaid attendees. Some are saying that makes it the …

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RootsTech Free Online Sessions – Sat., March 23

The RootsTech Conference concludes on Saturday with 3 free online sessions. Again these are all about 1 hour in length. These are the sessions for Saturday, March 23: 10:30 Eastern Time (ET), 8:30 Mountain Time (MT), 7:30 Pacific time (PT) Keynote – David Pogue and Gilad Japhet David Pogue is the weekly personal-technology columnist for …

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RootsTech Free Online Sessions – Friday, March 22

The RootsTech Conference continues on Friday with another 5 online sessions. Again these are live and for free. Each session is about an hour. These are the sessions that will be online on Friday, March 22st: 10:30 Eastern Time (ET), 8:30 Mountain Time (MT), 7:30 Pacific time (PT) Keynote – Jyl Pattee andTim Sullivan Jyl …

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RootsTech Free Online Sessions – Thursday, March 21

This week is the RootsTech Conference in Salt Lake City (Thurs. – Sat.). They are offering some of their sessions online for free. If you have the time, I suggest watching as many of these sessions to aid you in your genealogical research. Each session is about an hour. These are the sessions that will …

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RootsTech Conference 2013 Online Sessions

Next week, Thursday through Saturday (March 21 -23) is the RootsTech Conference in Salt Lake City. RootsTech is a genealogy conference that has the latest family history tools and techniques. It offers a chance to connect with experts in your genealogical research, and be inspired in the pursuit of your ancestors. Sessions will show how …

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FamilySearch Family Tree now on the FamilySearch Front Page

Back in November I wrote about the FamilySearch Family Tree (FSFT) online genealogy database. At that time you had to know the secret of how to get in to the database. Now FamilySearch has added a tab to their main page. You will still have to sign up for a FamilySearch account if you don’t …

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FamilySearch and OCLC Partnership

FamilySearch and OCLC have announced a new agreement that will benefit both organizations. FamilySearch has a vast catalog of materials that will be added to OCLC’s online WorldCat library catalog. FamilySearch will also use WorldCat results in search results returned by FamilySearch genealogy services. FamilySearch has been using the OCLC library management system since 1996 …

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Happy New Year

I hope everyone has a happy and safe New Year. As far as I am concerned the biggest genealogy news of 2012 was the 1940 census being released. That happened on Apr. 2nd. By Aug 8th Ancestry had completed their index using laborers in China. FamilySearch took until about Sept. 5th to complete their 1940 …

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