Friday, 29 January 2016

RootsTech 2016: Streamed Sessions and Syllabus

What are you doing from Thursday 3 February to Saturday? The schedule for presentations streamed free from RootsTech is out. The table below has start times  in Eastern Standard Time. Sessions last 60 minutes except the opening General Sessions which are 90 minutes. While I have other commitments, notably on Saturday, I know what I'll be doing on Friday afternoon and evening.

DateStart (EST)Session TitleSpeaker
04-Feb10:30: a.mThursday General SessionSteve Rockwood
Paula Madison
Bruce Feiler
1 p.m 7 Unique Technologies for Genealogy DiscoveriesMike Mansfield
3:30 p.mBest Websites and Apps for Local HistoryAmy Crow
5 p.m.What's New in Family Tree in 2016Ron Tanner
6:30 p.m.Virtual Family ReunionsJoseph Richardson
05-Feb10:30 a.m.Friday General SessionJosh and Naomi Davis (Love Taza)
David Isay
12:30 a.m.RootsTech Innovator Showdown Finals
3:30 p.m.Proven Methodology for Using Google for GenealogyLisa Louise Cooke
5 p.m.Finding Elusive Records on FamilySearch.orgRobert Kehrer
6:30 p.m.My Ancestors Are from Britain—What Do I Do Next?Myko Clelland
06-Feb10:30 a.m.Saturday General SessionMichael Leavitt
1 p.m.Photos—Emerging Technologies in PhotographyJens Nielsen
3:30 p.m.Become a Master Searcher on AncestryAnne Mitchell
5 p.m.Homespun and Calico: Researching our ForemothersPeggy Lauritzen
6:30 p.m. Using the Genealogical Proof Standard for SuccessJames Ison

Now also available is the syllabus (handouts) from most of the sessions. They are presented by presentation umber which isn't especially information.

By the way, several videos from last year's RootsTech are still available at

UPDATE: Thanks to Nancy for pointing out the typos, and apologies to those who committed to raising at 3:30 am for a Friday presentation.


Nancy Cutway said...

Which year? The Thursday is Feb 4th, etc. Also, I doubt the Friday sessions are at 3 am.

Celia Lewis said...

Thanks for the reminder that the schedule is now out, plus the Syllabus.
On the website, the schedule times are shown in Mountain Time (Utah)

And yes, Thursday is the 4th. A few typos on the schedule, but not a biggie.
Check out printable schedule here:

Cheers - I know where I'll be Feb 4-6th! :)