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Free Live Broadcast of Presentations from Rootstech 2012

By , January 30, 2012
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Below is the press release from FamilySearch.org about the presentations that will be streamed live during the Rootstech conference this week in Salt Lake City, UT. Unfortunately, there are no directions on exactly how to access the streaming live video. You can visit the RootsTech.org website for details to be announced. The conference starts on Thursday,  Feb 2nd, 2012, and goes through Saturday, Feb 4th, 2012.  Hopefully they will have directions on how to view the live presentations by then. Usually you just click on the video at the designated time and it chimes in to the live presentation. All times below are Mountain times, so adjust the times accordingly. You can also access all of the syllabi online by clicking on the schedule link and then click on the presentation and then there should be a link to the syllabi which will be downloaded to your pc.

RootsTech Conference Will Broadcast Select Sessions Free Online
SALT LAKE CITY—RootsTech, a leading family history and technology conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 2-4, 2012, announced today that fourteen of its popular sessions will be broadcasted live and complimentary over the Internet. The live broadcasts will give those unable to attend worldwide a sample of this year’s conference content. Interested viewers can watch the live presentations at RootsTech.org. The second-year conference has attracted over 3,000 registered attendees.
The free online sessions include the keynote speakers and a sampling of technology and family history presentations. Following are the fourteen broadcasted sessions and speakers. All times are in Mountain Standard Time (MST):
Thursday, February 2
8:30-10:00 am, Inventing the Future, as a Community (Keynote Address) by Jay L. Verkler
11:00 am-12:00 pm, Do I Trust the Cloud? by D. Joshua Taylor
1:45-2:45 pm, Effective Database Search Tactics by Kory Meyerink
3:00-4:00 pm, Twitter – It’s Not Just “What I Had for Breakfast” Anymore by Thomas MacEntee
4:15-5:15 pm, Eleven Layers of Online Searches by Barbara Renick
Friday, February 3
8:30-9:30 am, Exabyte Social Clouds and Other Monstrosities (Keynote Address) by Josh Coates
9:45-10:45 am, Publish Your Genealogy Online by Laura G. Prescott
11:00 am-12:00 pm, Optimize Your Site for Search Engines by Robert Gardner
1:45-2:45 pm, Genealogists “Go Mobile” by Sandra Crowly
3:00-4:00 pm, Google’s Toolbar and Genealogy by Dave Barney
Saturday, February 4
8:30-9:30 am, Making the Most of Technology to Further the Family History Industry (Keynote Address) by Tim Sullivan and Ancestry.com Panel
9:45-10:45 am Genealogy Podcasts and Blogs 101 by Lisa Louise Cooke
11:00 am-12:00 pm, Future of FamilySearch Family Tree by Ron Tanner
1:45-2:45 pm, Privacy in a Collaborative Environment by Noah Tatuk

Special Discount for RootsTech 2012 Ends January 13th! Register Now!

By , January 11, 2012

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If you haven’t registered for RootsTech 2012 yet, you will want to do so by January 13th to take advantage of the special discount price of $149. The RootsTech 2012 Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 2-4, is a dynamic, one-of-a-kind event.

It is designed to bring technologists together with genealogists of all skill levels, so they can learn from each other and find solutions to the challenges faced in family history research today; hence the lineup of speakers this year from Google, Instructure, Ancestry.com, and FamilySearch!

Check out these exciting evening events:
Thursday, February 2: Exercise your Funny Bone with Comedian Ryan Hamilton
Friday, February 3: Late Night at the Family History Library

Of course, attending RootsTech 2012 is a great excuse to spend some productive research time at the Family History Library any time you want. The RootsTech 2012 Conference venue is practically adjacent to the conference venue in Salt Lake City! Come early, stay late, plan to satisfy your research needs.
Go to RootsTech 2012 to explore the full list of topics, sessions, speakers, and conference offerings.

Take advantage of the special registration rate now. We look forward to seeing you at RootsTech!

Don’t Miss the Final $149 Discount Rate for RootsTech 2012 in Salt Lake City!

* A new family history and technology conference
* February 2-4, 2012
* Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
* The special discount ends January 13, 2012.

RootsTech is sponsored by Microsoft, Dell, FamilySearch, Oracle, the National Genealogical Society, brightsolid, Ancestry.com, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Archives.com, Brigham Young University, and the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Disclaimer: Information about this conference was forwarded to D-OGS from FGS, a supporting organization of RootsTech2012. D-OGS has no affiliation or endorsement of Rootstech at all whatsoever.

NGS Conference, Charleston, SC

By , May 11, 2011

Day 1 of the National Genealogical Conference in Charleston, South Carolina is off to a great start! The Elias’s and I have been walking the halls, picking up goodies and swapping stories about which speakers and lectures are the best and worse!

Here is Rob and Cathy with the NGS President Ann Hilke from Raleigh, NC:

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Me (Ginger Smith) and Ann Hilke (NGS President):

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We picked up Ava Knackman along the way and went out to dinner at Buffalo Wings:

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We met D-OGS members Barbara Spruill and Nerissa Williams at the conference as well. We have yet to find Dan Durham who is supposed to be there. I also met one of my classmates there as well. She used to be a member of D-OGS.

I met David Rencher from FamilySearch. He will be visiting Durham and Chapel Hill next week to research his Rencher family roots. If anyone knows anything about the Rencher family, please let me know and I will put you in contact with him. He is also looking for a cemetery that used to be located where the mobile home trailer park is located just outside of Hillsborough off of I-40. If anyone knows anything about this cemetery or where it may have been moved to (or if it was paved over) please let me know.

I have been writing about my experiences at NGS on my personal blog, including some press releases from FamilySearch.org, the keynote address from David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, and . If you would like to follow along, feel free to read about it at my GenealogyByGinger Blog.

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