This is the last day of the 2017 RootsTech Conference. These are the free online sessions that you can watch. I changed all the times to eastern time zone.
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. – RootsTech General Session – There will be tow main speakers. First is Buddy Valastro, The Cake Boss. He is a 4th generation baker and has a TV show on the TLC channel. CeCe Moore is an independent professional genetic genealogist and media consultant. She combines her extensive knowledge of the latest DNA research and testing with modern genealogical technology to shed light on family history mysteries. One of the most rewarding aspects of her work is helping individuals, such as adoptees, discover their genetic heritage.
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. – Journaling Principles That Work – Steve Reed will cover effective principles for starting, maintaining and preserving your journaling efforts. Discover how to find deep and meaningful motivation and explore the pros, cons and risk factors associated with a wide variety of journaling mediums.
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. – Don’t Just Be a Searcher, Be a Researcher – In this age of easy internet access to billions of genealogical records, internet search engines, and SIRI it is easy to think all we have to do is ask a computer for the identity of our great-great-grandparents. Searching is a great first step. But then we must research. And re-search. And re-search again. Crista Cowan will cover the basics of good search strategies and some tips about how to be an even better researcher.
5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. – Creating Google Alerts for Your Genealogy – Google Alerts notify genealogists when information about their ancestors is published online. Katherine R. Wilson will give tips for creating the most effective Google Alerts in a who-when-where format, utilizing a variety of search operators, as well as techniques for managing the delivery of these notifications.