RootsTech 2017 Session Videos Now Available!

If you weren't at RootsTech 2017 in Salt Lake City last week or missed a session, now you can access the video archive and benefit from this amazing event!

If you were not able to attend the amazing RootsTech 2017 Conference last week OR perhaps you were there, but missed a session, now you can view the recorded sessions from the comfort of your home. Thanks to FamilySearch and RootsTech for making these education videos available!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Sessions – click here!

  • Full Session: Innovator Summit General Session 2017
  • Liz Wiseman: Innovator Summit General Session 2017
  • Steve Rockwood: Innovator Summit General Session 2017
  • Ben Bennett; Craig Bott, Grow Utah; Heather Holmes, TapGenes; Nick Jones, JRNL, Inc; Robert Kehrer, FamilySearch: Industry Trends and Outlook
  • Cydni Tetro: Innovation: Best Practices and Applications
  • Showdown Semi-Finalists: Innovator Showdown Semi-Final
  • Alison Taylor, Pictures and Stories: Metadata—Writing on the Back of a Digital Photo
  • Tamra Stansfield: Family at the Center: Making the FHC a Sacred Place
  • Allison Kimball; Crystal Farish; Risa Baker; Rhonna Farrer: Grandma’s Syrup: Fortifying Your Home with Family History

Thursday, February 9, 2017 Sessions – click here!

  • Drew and Jonathan Scott: RootsTech General Session 2017
  • Steve Rockwood: RootsTech General Session 2017
  • MyHeritage: RootsTech General Session Sponsor 2017
  • Kelli Bergheimer: Getting Started in Genealogy
  • Diahan Southard, Your DNA Guide: DNA: The Glue that Holds Families Together
  • Dana Drutman: DNA Matching on MyHeritage
  • Bryan Austad: Building Powerful Youth Consultants
  • Lara Diamond: Jewish Genealogy: Where to Look and What’s Available
  • Angie Bush: My Ancestors are in MY DNA!
  • Crystal Farish; Rhonna Farrer: Family History Is Anything but Boring

Friday, February 10, 2017 Sessions – click here!

  • Kenyatta Berry; Sherri Camp; Melvin Collier: RootsTech General Session 2017: African Heritage Presentations
  • Findmypast: RootsTech General Session Sponsor 2017
  • Brian Braithwaite; Linda Gulbrandsen; Ryan Koelliker; Stephen Shumway: FamilySearch and Partners: Using All the Resources to Find Your Ancestors
  • Jason Hewlett and Finalists: Innovator Showdown Finals 2017
  • Judy G. Russell: Mothers, Daughters, Wives: Tracing Female Lines
  • Mary Kircher Roddy: Censational Census Strategies
  • Amy Harris: Next Steps in British Research
  • Rod DeGiulio: Understanding Your Family History Calling
  • Sunny Morton: Big 4: Comparing Ancestry, findmypast, FamilySearch and MyHeritage
  • Rorey Cathcart; D. Joshua Taylor; Rich Venezia: You Found it Where? Unusual Records
  • Diane Loosle: Begin at the Beginning 2017: Helping Others Love Family History
  • Jen Baldwin: Cross the Atlantic with Religious Records
  • Anna Graff; Jennifer Hadley; Katie Smith; Andrew Thomas; Tyler Thorsted: How to Preserve Your Family Heirlooms

Saturday, February 11, 2017 Sessions – click here!

  • Buddy Valastro: RootsTech General Session 2017
  • CeCe Moore: RootsTech General Session 2017
  • Ancestry: RootsTech General Session Sponsor 2017
  • Steve Reed, JRNL, Inc.: Journaling Principles that Work
  • Crista Cowan, Ancestry: Don’t Just Be a Searcher, Be a Researcher
  • Katherine R. Willson: Creating Google Alerts for Your Genealogy
  • Dallin Lowder; Julia Carlson: Youth + Consultants = Awesome
  • Anne Metcalf; Gregg Richardson: Getting Started with Finding Your Ancestors

Also, the RootsTech 2016 Video Archive is still available online – click here!

©2017, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

RootsTech 2017 Live Streaming Schedule Announced

RootsTech 2017 - the most amazing genealogy and family history event in the world - announces its live streaming sessions for February 8-11, 2017

The RootsTech 2017 schedule of sessions to be “live streamed” over the Internet, February 8-11, 2017. If you are unable to attend the live event in Salt Lake City, Utah, this is a great way to participate and expand your genealogy and family history education.  Here are some links and resources to get you ready for live streaming:

Official RootsTech 2017 Live Streaming Schedule

Click here for detail and help on getting set up. Live streaming will appear on the main website at http://www.rootstech.org.

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

  • 9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m. | Innovator Summit General Session
    Speakers: Steve Rockwood, Liz Wiseman
  • 10:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m. | Industry Trends and Outlook
    Speakers: Craig Bott and Guest Panel
  • 11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Innovation—Best Practices and Applications
    Speaker: Cydni Tetro

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

  • 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. | RootsTech General Session
    Speakers: Steve Rockwood, Jonathan and Drew Scott
  • 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Getting Started in Genealogy
    Speaker: Kelli Bergheimer
  • 12:15 p.m.1:15 p.m. | DNA: The Glue That Holds Families Together
    Speaker: Diahan Southard
  • 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. | DNA Matching on MyHeritage
    Speaker: Dana Drutman
  • 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. | Jewish Genealogy: Where to Look and What’s Available
    Speaker: Lara Diamond
  • 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. | Family History Is Anything but Boring
    Speakers: Crystal Farish and Rhonna Farrer

Friday, February 10th, 2017

  • 8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. | RootsTech General Session
    Speakers: Levar Burton, Special Guest Panel
  • 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. | RootsTech Innovator Showdown Finals
  • 12:15 p.m.1:15 p.m. | Mothers, Daughters, Wives: tracing Female Lines
    Speaker: Judy Russell
  • 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. | Censational Census Strategies
    Speaker: Mary Kircher Roddy
  • 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. | Big 4: Comparing Ancestry, findmypast, FamilySearch, and MyHeritage. Speaker: Sunny Morton
  • 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. | Cross the Atlantic with Religious Records
    Speaker: Jen Baldwin

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

  • 8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. | RootsTech General Session
    Speakers: Cece Moore, Buddy Valastro
  • 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Journaling Principles That Work
    Speaker: Steve Reed
  • 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. | Don’t Just Be a Searcher, Be a Researcher
    Speaker: Crista Cowan
  • 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. | Creating Google Alerts for Your Genealogy
    Speaker: Katherine R. Wilson

There is also a great calendar of sessions with time zones courtesy of Barbara Jones – click here to review and download.

Family Discovery Day 2017 Live Streaming

In addition, the Family Discovery Day 2017 will be streamed live and recordings available for later viewing. Click here for more information.

©2017, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

RootsTech 2017 Innovator Showdown Semi-Finalists Announced

RootsTech has announced the list of 10 semi-finalists for this year's Innovator Showdown to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah February 10, 2017

Congratulations to the 10 genealogy start-ups selected as semi-finalists in the upcoming RootsTech 2017 Innovator Showdown to be held on Friday, February 10, 2017, in Salt Lake City, Utah! The list includes:

I have been selected as a judge for the final Innovator Showdown event on Friday, February 10, 2017 during RootsTech. I hope I’ll see you there!

Disclosure statement: I have been named as a judge for the final Innovator Showdown at RootsTech 2017. In addition, I have material connections with various vendors and organizations. To review the material connections I have in the genealogy industry, please see Disclosure Statement.

©2016, copyright Thomas MacEntee.  All rights reserved.