FamilySearch Website Update

FamilySearch has made major changes to their website. All of the changes were talked about last month at the RootsTech Conference in Salt Lake City by James Tanner and Dennis Brimhall. The website added the capability to upload photos and stories of your ancestors. I uploaded a picture of my grandmother. After you upload the …

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Digital Public Library of America

The Digital Public Library of America opened yesterday on the web. In their own words they say that “the Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written …

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RootsTech 2013 – Other Activities

Besides the regular presentations at the RootsTech conference there were other things to do while there last week. In part because there were over 6,700 attendees, there were some things that were sold out way before the conference. There were 16 free computer workshops over the three days where there were computer work stations to …

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RootsTech 2013 – Saturday

If you only watch one online video from RootsTech than it should be the keynote by David Pogue. David is technology columnist for The New York Times and Scientific American. He is also an Emmy Award-winning tech correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning and the current host of NOVA ScienceNow, . Added to that is he …

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RootsTech 2013 – Friday, part 1

Friday morning started with another keynote. This time there were two speakers. The first was Jyl Pattee from the Mom It Forward website. Jyl talked about what she called Wow Moments! Those are events in our life that add meaning to life. She said the steps are: Create the Wow!  Capture the Wow!  Archive the …

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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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