Thanks to Betty Jane Hylton and Denise Olsen’s blog for sharing the Roots Tech Live Stream Session Schedule.
You may want to take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about genealogy! Enjoy!
By Denise Olsen:
At 10:30 am this morning (Eastern Time), RootsTech kicks off it’s biggest conference yet. This is a unique conference in that it looks at genealogical research and storytelling from a technical perspective. This conference provides lots of inspirational and how to information on the digital tools that can help make your research, writing and production efforts easier.
You don’t have to make the trip to Salt Lake City to participate. An impressive number of the presentations will be broadcast live on the Web and the course materials for all the sessions are available for anyone to download. The live broadcasts can be viewed on the RootsTech home page (http://rootstech.org) and you’ll find the recorded presentations at http://rootstech.org/about/videos with a link to the syllabus material there too. Here’s the schedule of sessions being broadcast live. This list doesn’t include the daily keynote speakers which begins at 8:30 a.m. (10:30 a.m. our time). Today’s keynote is best-selling author Ree Drummond, also know as The Pioneer Woman. Note that times listed are Mountain Time (two hours earlier than Eastern Time).
Thursday, February 6
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Top 10 Things I Learned About My Family from My Couch by Tammy Hepps
1 p.m. to 2 p.m., FamilySearch Family Tree: What’s New and What’s Next by Ron Tanner
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Intro to DNA for Genealogists by James Rader
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Genealogy in the Cloud by Randy Hoffman
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sharing Your Family with Multimedia by Michael LeClerc
Friday, February 7
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Storytelling Super Powers: How to Come Off as Your Family’s Genealogy Hero by David Adelman
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Tweets, Links, Pins, and Posts: Break Down Genealogical Brick Walls with Social Media by Lisa Alzo
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Getting the Most Out of Ancestry.comby Crista Cowen
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Finding Family and Ancestors Outside the USA with New Technologies by Daniel Horowitz
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Do It Yourself Photo Restoration by Ancestry Insider
Saturday, February 8
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Become an iPad Power User by Lisa Louise Cooke
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Information Overload: Managing Online Searches and Their Results by Josh Taylor
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., A Beginner’s Guide to Going Paperless by Randy Whited
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., How to Interview Yourself for a Personal History by Tom Taylor
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Five Ways to Do Genealogy in Your Sleep by Deborah Gamble
Don’t worry if you aren’t able to watch a presentation live – like those presented during Saturday’s SGES meeting. Recordings of each broadcast presentation are also posted to the site at the end of each day. Right now, you can even view last year’s live broadcasts on the video page. (I’m not sure if they’s remain there once this year’s programs are posted.)