Category Archives: RootsTech

Taking the DNA Plunge

Well before RootsTech 2011, I was considering whether or when to get a genealogy DNA test done. I think it was at a Toronto Ontario Genealogical Society event that I first listened to an excellent presentation on new discoveries in … Continue reading

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Heading home from RootsTech

My week in Salt Lake City is a wrap. At a post-RootsTech dinner last night hosted by Dick Eastman, I was asked my opinion of the conference. Several people nodded in agreement when I said some sessions were great, but … Continue reading

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Three days at the FHL

The last three days were intensive, but fascinating. I had prepared for my research time at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City by reviewing the family lines that needed more information (basically all of them) and looking up … Continue reading

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Gotta love a hard deadline

It turns out that going to a genealogy conference in February has a galvanizing effect on January resolutions. Like many others I resolved to get my genealogy stuff organized this year and, guess what, I really have to do it … Continue reading

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Catching up on RootsTech Gems

I am gradually following up on the wealth of information that was my RootsTech experience. One of the presenters I had particularly enjoyed was Josh Taylor, of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, who did an excellent presentation on what … Continue reading

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RootsTech wrapped up

Brewster Kahle of Internet Archive fame kicked off the final day here in Salt Lake City with timely reminders about the value of personal histories and the great value of preserving and sharing them. The rest of the day’s sessions … Continue reading

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First day of RootsTech

The first day of sessions at the RootsTech conference made my brain hurt, but in a good way. The keynote was shared with two speakers and I could have done without the first, Shane Robison of HP walking through a … Continue reading

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Off to RootsTech tomorrow!

I had some great advice from a friend last week about my first trip to Salt Lake City this week. I’ve allowed a couple of extra days just for the Family History Library, but I know that time will pass … Continue reading

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