RootsTech 2018: Connect. Belong
Are you ready for RootsTech 2018? You might be here in Utah ready to attend in person or participating from the comfort of your home. Either way, you can share in the excitement. Find a way to connect and feel a sense of belonging in this wonderful world of family history.
To help those of you at home connect and feel that sense of belonging, RootsTech will be live streaming the keynote speakers and several of the classes. Here’s what you can expect for each day:
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28
The streaming schedule begins Wednesday at 9:30 am and continues throughout the day with four classes on Family History in 5 Minutes a Day, Living DNA, Organizing Photo collections, and WWII research. Tune in at 4:30pm for the general session with Steve Rockwood, CEO of FamilySearch. Steve will announce what the future holds for FamilySearch and introduce the all-new Innovation Showcase. Always one of our favorite events, Nicole and I love to see the new products that can streamline our family history efforts.
THURSDAY, MARCH 1
Thursday begins bright and early at 8:30 am with Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York giving the keynote address. This promises to be amazing. Don’t miss out! Live streamed classes begin at 11:00 am and continue through 5:30pm. Learn about My Heritage DNA, Google Photos, Roman Catholic Records, or Writing your Life Story.
FRIDAY, MARCH 2
Tune in Friday morning at 8:30 am to hear Scott Hamilton talk about family and his life experiences; sure to be a feel-good keynote full of inspiration and hope. Live streamed classes begin at 11:00 am: Discover Irish Records, DNA Tests, Preserving your Genealogy, and Finding Elusive Records at FamilySearch.
SATURDAY, MARCH 3
Saturday is always bittersweet with RootsTech coming to an end. Henry Louis Gates, Jr and Natalia Lafourcade will not disappoint. Prepare for a keynote with a bang beginning at 8:30 am. Three more classes will be streamed beginning at 11:00am. Discover Civil Registration Indexes of England and Wales, Ancestry DNA tools, and accessing information from library, archive and other specialized websites.
FAMILY DISCOVERY DAY
For the LDS crowd, Family Discovery Day will also be livestreamed. Join in the fun at 11:00am with Hank Smith and Jason Hewlett. Be inspired at 1:00pm by President and Sister Oaks. Get ready for amazing music at 2:30pm from Evie CLair, Kenya Clark, and Alex Melecio.
CONNECT WITH NICOLE AND DIANA
For those of you attending RootsTech in person, we would love to meet you! If you attend one of our presentations, be sure to come introduce yourself afterwards. We can also be found in the media hub periodically during the day. Follow us on Twitter for real time commentary on the keynotes and other RootsTech fun. Our Twitter handles: Diana Elder @DianaElder11 and Nicole Dyer @familylocket.
Source Citations: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Organization: One Paper at a Time
Room:155A – Getting Started
Getting Organized One Paper at a Time
Sources to Research Confederate Soldiers Online
MEET & GREET
Our friend, Devon Noel Lee has kindly invited Nicole and me to be part of her Meet & Greet at the Family Fanatics Booth #1952 on Friday from 1:00-2:00pm. We’re excited to connect with the FamilyLocket community. We value each one of you and would love to meet you in person.
To kick off the Meet & Greet, each genealogy rock star will have a 10-minute interview for the Family History Fanatics YouTube channel. Once that’s over, you get to take over meeting
Amy Johnson Crow
Michael L Strauss
Family Locket – Nicole Dyer and Diana Elder
See you soon!