Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Get a Taste of RootsTech from Home

It seems like the whole world of genealogists are at RootsTech 2016 in Salt Lake City right now. Except us. We're missing out on all the fun. But wait. We can still be part of the fun, and do it from our own homes, and it won't cost us a penny.

As in years past, RootsTech 2016 will stream several sessions live on the home page. And after the conference, recording of those sessions will be posted on the website for a limited time.

Below is the streaming schedule (all times are in MST):

Class Title
8:30 -10:00 a.m.
Thursday General Session
Steve Rockwood
Paula Madison
Bruce Feiler

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
7 Unique Technologies for Genealogy Discoveries
Mike Mansfield

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Best Websites and Apps for Local History
Amy Crow

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
What’s New in Family Tree in 2016
Ron Tanner

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Virtual Family Reunions
Joseph Richardson
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Friday General Session
Josh and Naomi Davis (Love Taza)
David Isay

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
RootsTech Innovator Showdown Finals

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Proven Methodology for Using Google for Genealogy
Lisa Louise Cooke

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Finding Elusive Records on
Robert Kehrer

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
My Ancestors Are from Britain—What Do I Do Next?
Myko Clelland
8:30  - 10:00 a.m.
Saturday General Session
Michael Leavitt

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m..
Photos—Emerging Technologies in Photography
Jens Nielsen

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Become a Master Searcher on Ancestry
Anne Mitchell

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Homespun and Calico: Researching our Foremothers
Peggy Lauritzen

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Using the Genealogical Proof Standard for Success
James Ison

Just go to the RootsTech home page at and watch on your computer, laptop, or tablet. The stream will automatically refresh at the befinning of each session. If it does not, you will need to refresh by clicking the Refresh button on your browser.

So, grab your favorite beverage, prop your feet up, and join the fun at RootsTech. You can even wear your pajamas and bunny slippers.

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