04 February 2014

Take advantage of RootsTech 2014 online

RootsTech starts on Thursday and some of us are not able to be there this year. Some presentation will be available remotely. Here, courtesy of an article in the Deseret News, is the schedule of the fifteen sessions of the RootsTech family history and technology conference to be broadcast live online at RootsTech.org. Times are converted to the North American Eastern Time Zone.

Thursday, Feb. 6: 
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., “Top 10 Things I Learned About My Family from My Couch,” by Tammy Hepps;
3 p.m. to 4 p.m., “FamilySearch Family Tree: What’s New and What’s Next,” by Ron Tanner;
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., “Intro to DNA for Genealogists,” by James Rader;
6 p.m. to 7 p.m., “Genealogy in the Cloud,” by Randy Hoffman; and
7 p.m. to 8 p.m., “Sharing Your Family with Multimedia,” by Michael LeClerc.

Friday, Feb. 7: 
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., “Storytelling Super Powers: How to Come Off as Your Family’s Genealogy Hero,” by David Adelman;
3 p.m.to 4 p.m., “Tweets, Links, Pins, and Posts: Break Down Genealogical Brick Walls with Social Media,” by Lisa Alzo;
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., “Getting the Most Out of Ancestry.com,” by Crista Cowen;
6 to 7 p.m., “Finding Family and Ancestors Outside the USA with New Technologies” by Daniel Horowitz
7 p.m. to 8 p.m., “Do It Yourself Photo Restoration,” by Ancestry Insider.

Saturday, Feb. 8: 
12:30 p.m to 13:30 p.m., “Become an iPad Power User,” by Lisa Louise Cooke;
3 p.m. to 4 p.m., “Information Overload: Managing Online Searches and Their Results,” by Josh Taylor;
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., “A Beginner’s Guide to Going Paperless,” by Randy Whited;
6 p.m. to 7 p.m., “How to Interview Yourself for a Personal History,” by Tom Taylor;
7 p.m. to 8 p.m., “Five Ways to Do Genealogy in Your Sleep,” by Deborah Gamble.

Unless I missed something it appears that the opening keynote presentations each day will not be streamed as they were last year but may be available later. To see what we're missing check out this article or see the complete schedule at https://rootstech.org/schedule-info/

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