RootsTech 2014

RootsTechRootsTech 2014 is only a week away. I went last year and I really enjoyed the experience of so many great genealogy sessions. I’m nor going this year because of the travel costs. RootsTech is already claiming that they will be the largest conference in the US. This year they expect to have around 10,000 attendees.

Both you and I can see some of the sessions through online streaming videos. These will be available for FREE. You can watch on your computer. Here is how I am going to watch RootsTech. I have an old little netbook computer that has a wi-fi connection. It also has a RGB connection out that I plug into the back of my HDTV. Using my RGB connection means that I also have to have a wire running the audio out of the netbook to the TV. So I will be able to watch the sessions on my large TV screen. You can also do the same if your laptop has a HDMI connection. That is actually easier as it is only uses one wire.

There will be sessions available for all of Thursday and Friday and Saturday morning. The keynote sessions start at 8:30 (Mountain Time). That translates to 10:30 Eastern time and 7:30 Pacific time. On Thursday and Friday sessions run until 5:00 (MT).

Thursday sessions will include Beginning Genealogy, DNA, FamilySearch Family Tree and “Cloud Computing.” Friday sessions include Social Media, Story Telling, and organizing digital photos. Saturday will only have the keynote session online. I’ll have more detailed information on the sessions next week. Now you just have to set the days aside on your calendar.