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RootsTech, a family history and technology conference organized by FamilySearch,
starts Thursday in Salt Lake City. If you can’t make it to RootsTech in person, you’re
in luck — eight of the sessions will be broadcast free online.
The digital sessions include some of the keynote speakers and a sampling of technology
and family history presentations. The available sessions are:
Thursday, Feb. 10:
8:30-9:00 a.m (MST): A world of Information, presented by Shane Robison, chief technology
officer of Hewlett Packard
9:00-9:30 a.m. (MST): Turning Roots, Branches, Trees into Nodes, Links, Graphs, presented
Jay L. Verkler, chief executive officer of FamilySearch International
3:00-4:00 p.m. (MST): Digitally Preserving Your Family Heritage, presented by Barry
Ewell, founder of MyGenShare.com
Friday, Feb. 11:
8:30-9:30 a.m. (MST): The Changing Face of Genealogy, presented by Curt Witcher, manager
of the Historical Genealogy Department of Allen County Public Library
9:45-10:45 a.m. (MST): Cloud Computing: What is it and How it has Been Used to Create
the Next FamilySearch.org, presented by Brian Pugh, senior engineer at FamilySearch
Saturday, Feb. 12:
8:30-9:30 a.m. (MST): Personal Archiving and Primary Documents, presented by Brewster
Kahle, founder of the Internet Archives
1:45-2:45 p.m. (MST): Virtual Presentations Round Table and Collaborative Panel Discussion,
presented by Thomas MacEntee, professional genealogist and technology specialist
3:00-4:00 p.m. (MST): The Power of PDF: Tools for Every Genealogist, presented by
D. Josh Taylor, director of Education and Programs at New England Historical Genealogical
Interested viewers can watch the live presentations at RootsTech.org.
Our very own Lisa Louise Cook will be at RootsTech. Check back here for her updates
from the weekend.