RootsTech2017

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Extreme Genes at RootsTech 2017

RootsTech was an action-packed four-day event, but a highlight was meeting some of the regulars on ExtremeGenes: America’s Family History Show. My husband and I made arrangements to interview Scott Fisher, David Allen Lambert, and Tom Perry and enjoyed every minute of the visits. The question I have for you is, which ExtremeGene do you […]

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Writing Family History

A Lunch Conversation That Opened My Eyes

With the Cake Boss and a cake competition and large model kitchen in the Expo Hall, one obvious theme at RootsTech 2017 was food. Many presenters spoke about the need and how to preserve the traditional recipes of our families. Call me crazy if you want to, but I have a question. “How do I […]

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Suggetions for Future RootsTech Keynotes

Keynote speakers set the stage for a conference and the center of many tweets, photos, and interviews. Pick the right ones, and conference attendees are thrilled and praise the event. Pick the wrong one, and people won’t fill the assembly hall in the future. RootsTech has had some wonderful keynote presenters in the past, and […]

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Inspiration
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Pleasantly Suprised by Property Brothers RootsTech Keynote

When an audience member is unfamiliar with a keynote speaker and cannot the connection between a conference topic and said speaker’s background, a giant hurdle blocks the communication process. The question was, could Jonathan and Drew Scott, HGTVs “Property Brothers” establish the connection between real estate and genealogy? The keynotes from RootsTech 2016 did not […]

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Online Research
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Improving Temple Ordinance Accuracy at RootsTech

For 13 years, I had a problem. A colossal¬†problem. A rookie genealogist problem that messed up my family tree and my service in a Latter-Day Saint Temple. At RootsTech, a new booth helped me improve the temple ordinance accuracy for my relative. I am a FamilySearch.org Fan Girl. I seriously need a shirt that states […]

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A Genealogy Conference Fling?

When you’re dressed the same and at a conference, usually you’re with your colleagues. It’s not often that two people similarly attired are as close as Andy and me. Which is why when we tag team at conferences people often say, “Are you married?” In October, some conference staff members at the Texas State Genealogical […]

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Rockin the RootsTech After Party

After two days of interviewing, teaching, and networking, Andy and I were t-i-r-e-d but on a massive high. Ten days before RootsTech, I had laryngitis and had barely recovered by Wednesday. Mix in the dry Utah climate, and my throat was parched and strained. I could not drink enough water to hydrate the cords, but […]

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Writing Family History

A Class So Good the Door Monitor Bought Our Book – RootsTech

Networking and Ambassador status aside, Andy and I had a job today. RootsTech hired us to teach two labs on Friday afternoon, and it was time to put up or shut up as a speaker. And, a loyal blog follower was in the audience! There are so many classes at conferences that fill your head […]

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Busy Lives
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Making the Most of Meal Times – RootsTech

In White Christmas, Danny Kaye croons “The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing.” I love to dance but I’ll have to disagree. At RootsTech, some of my favorite moments happened while eating! One of the best parts of a conference is the opportunity to network. I had made contact with Melissa Finlay after seeing her […]

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Interviews, Interviews, and More Interviews – RootsTech

How have you liked the coverage of RootsTech by all of the Ambassador’s in the blogosphere? If you didn’t attend RootsTech or if you did but didn’t see everything you wanted to, hopefully the Ambassadors have helped you have more depth to your experience. With 1.5 days to capture interviews, Andy and I hustled and are […]

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