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GeneaBloggers Radio – Show Notes for Friday, May 20, 2011


GeneaBloggers Radio – Episode 17

Friday, May 20, 2011
10pm-12:00am Eastern US
9-11pm Central US
8-10pm Mountain US
7-9pm Pacific US
3am London UK
12pm Saturday Sydney AUS

With special host Ol’ Myrt of the DearMYRTLE website and blog! For instructions on using Skype or the chat room, click here.

Embracing Technology – Where To Turn Next?

Our special guests will include Tami Glatz of the Relatively Curious About Genealogy blog, Bruce Buzbee of RootsMagic, and Earl Mott of SharingTime & Noah Tutak of Geni discussing AncestorSync.



Tami Glatz
Tami Glatz

Tami Glatz is a lecturer, author and researcher, specializing in the use of computers and the internet for genealogical research, following industry-accepted standards and principles. She is the president of the Second Life chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, which meets in the virtual world Second Life. Tami is the creator of the Relatively Curious Internet Genealogy Toolbar, a free downloadable toolbar with hundreds of great genealogy websites



Bruce Buzbee
Bruce Buzbee

Bruce Buzbee is the founder and president of RootsMagic, Inc., and the author of RootsMagic genealogy software. For over 20 years Bruce has been writing genealogy software, having originally written the popular Family Origins program. Bruce has taught thousands of users the ins and outs of RootsMagic, from the basics for beginners to advanced topics for the genealogy professional. Bruce currently serves on the board of directors for the Federation of Genealogical Societies and is a member of the FGS Technology Initiatives Committee.



Earl Mott

Earl Mott

Earl Mott graduated from Brigham Young University in 1974 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.  He became involved in computer systems long before the personal computer burst on to the scene.  He has worked with computer systems for such companies as John Deere, Haworth, Black & Decker and i2 Technologies.  In 2005 he returned to BYU and received a Master of Business Administration degree.  Earl founded Real-Time Collaboration / SharingTime in 2010 so that he could apply his long experience in computer systems to the problems faced by genealogists.  In February of 2011 Real-Time Collaboration / SharingTime combined with Ohana Software to marry desktop technologies with web technologies.  Together these two companies have even better tools to try and solve the issues facing the genealogy world.


  • AncestorSync

Noah Tutak

Noah Tutak

Noah Tutak, CEO of Geni, joined Geni as a user on launch day in January, 2007 and joined the Geni team shortly thereafter. Through Geni he has discovered and met a number of new cousins from all over the world, including members of the Geni community and other Geni employees. Noah was born in Los Angeles and has a degree in Math and Computer Science from Cal State University, Northridge.



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