Preserving and Using Photos in Family History - Classes at @RootsTech 2018

Photo Track at #RootsTech

Photos enrich the stories of our ancestors and provide clues that are hiding in plain sight. RootsTech will offer 15 classes dealing with pictures and photography. Options include royalty-free and public domain images that you can use in your writing and storytelling projects, how to preserve photos for the future, and how to make discoveries by looking at the subtler points of a photograph.

Many of these classes are targeted toward genealogists for all skill levels.

Wednesday11:00 AMSmart Scans With Your Smartphone
Wednesday1:30 PMEXIF Marks the Spot: The critical need for metadata portability
Wednesday1:30 PMPicture This! Images We Can Freely Use
Wednesday3:00 PMTurning Ancestors Into Art
Thursday11:00 AMPhoto books breathe life into your family history
Thursday1:30 PMGoogle Photos: Collect, Organize, Preserve & Share
Thursday1:30 PMPhotography in the 21st Century
Thursday1:30 PMUsing Shutterfly for Your Family Reunion
Thursday3:00 PM5 Steps for Successfully Starting in Genealogy
Thursday3:00 PMNo Language Barrier: Immigrant Clues in Photos
Friday11:00 AMThe Seven Deadly Sins of Digitizing Photos
Friday1:30 PMHow can a website help tell your genealogy story?
Friday1:30 PMPast, Present & Future Storytelling through Imaging
Saturday11:00 AMFun with Photos - The Sheboygan Dead Horse Picture
Saturday11:00 AMOut of the Albums and into Your Everyday Life
*Class times are subject to change.

Getting Started Class at RootsTech 2018

Photos are some of the most overlooked first steps in genealogy. Join Devon in a Getting Started Track genealogy class that covers pictures and tree climbing!


In addition to lecture-style classes, there are two hands-on computer-based labs available. Remember these classes cost an additional fee beyond your regular registration.

Thursday11:00 AMMetadata Magic: Controlled Vocabulary to Taxonomy
Saturday1:30 PMMetadata Magic: Controlled Vocabulary to Taxonomy
* Please note class times are subject to change or cancellation.

To review previous tracks, visit:

  • Getting Started Track
  • App Based Classes
  • Collaboration Classes
  • DNA Classes
  • British Isles Classes
  • Tree Building Classes
  • International Location Classes
  • Methodology Classes
  • Military Research Classes
  • Organization Classes 
  • LDS Leadership Classes

  • If you don't find a class during an hour that appeals to you, be prepared for mini-classes in the Expo Hall to fill the void. Stay tuned, and we'll keep this month of RootsTech madness going!!!

    We're pleased to announce our line-up of guests who will stop by our booth at RootsTech for a Meet & Greet.

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