Old News – Telephone Upgrade

Some technology news from the past. This story tells of having dials added to a telephone so that a person could connect to another without the use of an operator. THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Thursday, November 5, 1914 AUTOMATIC TELEPHONE TREMENDOUS SUCCESS IN BUFFALO. Federal Telephone Traffic More Than Doubled by Use of New Wonder …

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RootsTech 2014 Wrap-Up

The 2014 RootsTech Conference is over but you can still see some of the sessions online. Right now there are only 3 sessions online at the RootsTech Video page but more should be added over the next few days. I missed a couple of sessions from Saturday that I want to see plus I want …

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RootsTech 2014; Online Sessions Saturday

Two days are not enough! We have another day of RootsTech. Again all of these online sessions are completely free. This is the schedule for Saturday (all times Eastern): 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., General Session (Keynote) by Stephanie Nielson and Todd Hansen 12:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Become an iPad Power User by Lisa …

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RootsTech 2014; Online Sessions Friday

These are the free online sessions of the RootsTech conference on Friday (all times Eastern): 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., General Session (Keynote) by Dr. Spencer Wells and Judy Russell 12:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Storytelling Super Powers: How to Come Off as Your Family’s Genealogy Hero by David Adelman 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., …

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RootsTech 2014; Online Sessions Thursday

I wanted to post this yesterday but I had an internet outage that only got fix this morning. The RootsTech website says that online sessions start tomorrow morning at 8:30 (Mountain Time (MT). This disagrees with a published schedule but it makes sense as that is when the keynote session starts. 8:30 MT translates as …

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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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