Ancestor Deep Dive: Finding and Preserving the Stories at #RootsTech 2018

Storytelling Track at #RootsTech

If you look at the work history, STORY is in the word. When you combine family with history and attempt to trace your ancestors, if you're failing to capture and preserve the stories of your families, you're missing the whole point. RootsTech offers 20 lectures and 4 workshops that focus on finding and recording the stories of yourself, your living relatives, and your ancestors. These classes benefit genealogists of all skill level.

Wednesday11:00 AMFamily Story Slam - making the family story cool.
Wednesday11:00 AMSmart Scans With Your Smartphone
Wednesday1:30 PMEXIF Marks the Spot: The critical need for metadata portability
Wednesday3:00 PMConnect families through family history
Wednesday3:00 PMTurning Ancestors Into Art
Thursday1:30 PMDay One: Capture Life as You Live It
Thursday1:30 PMPhotography in the 21st Century
Thursday1:30 PMUsing Shutterfly for Your Family Reunion
Thursday4:30 PMA Gift of Life: Who's Writing Your Story?
Thursday4:30 PMChoosing details: The secret to Compelling Stories
Friday11:00 AMThe Seven Deadly Sins of Digitizing Photos
Friday11:00 AM
Using the Internet Archive: a Treasure Trove of books, film,
web pages & more
Friday1:30 PMHow can a website help tell your genealogy story?
Friday1:30 PMPast, Present & Future Storytelling through Imaging
Friday1:30 PMVideo stories: Free, easy and awesome new video tools you'll love
Saturday11:00 AMBattlefield Stories: Writing Your Stories of War
Saturday11:00 AMOut of the Albums and into Your Everyday Life

There are so many storytelling methods and preservation tools for you to find and preserve your family history. Take one of these classes because you don't want to wait until it's too late to discover and record the stories behind the names.

For those with the Getting Started Pass, there are several story-based classes for you too!

Getting Started
Thursday1:30 PMGetting the Most from Images & Stories on Ancestry
Friday3:00 PMCreating a website on
Saturday11:00 AMPreserving Family History in Fun and Modern Ways

* Please note class times are subject to change or cancellation.

Animaps Class at #RootsTech

Though it's not a perfect story telling fit, Andy's class on creating animated maps to help tell your ancestor's story would also be a fun class to attend!

To review previous tracks, visit:

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!!!

Be prepared to play the GBA.Buzz Scavenger Hunt game in the Expo Hall! For more details, I have a post about the app!! 

Be sure to stop by our booth in the Expo Hall to register for our drawings, purchase one of our books, or just say hello to your fellow Fanatics!

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