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Hotel Reservations Open for the 2015 FGS and RootsTech Conferences

The following is the the Federation of Genealogical Societies: Book Your Room Today June 6, 2014 – Austin, TX. Four Salt Lake City hotels are now taking reservations for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) and RootsTech conferences, which will be held February 11–14, 2015 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. […]

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RootsTech 2015 Content Committee Issues a Call for Presentations

The following is from rootstech.org: The RootsTech Content Committee is calling for dynamic presentations for RootsTech 2015 that inform and educate both those seeking to begin and those continuing to discover their family story through technology. Presentation submissions will be accepted June 2 to June 27, 2014, through the Call for Presentations portal on RootsTech.org. […]

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FREE Passes to RootsTech 2015!

The following is from FamilySearch: Now that RootsTech is over, we know you have more than a few to-do items on your list of better ways to accomplish your family history work. We’re giving away five all-access passes to RootsTech 2015. To be entered in the contest, go to Familystorytelling.com and find an article you […]

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RootsPoint – A Facebook for the Dead?

RootsPoint is a global community centered around the 1940 US census. It aims to make genealogy accessible to enthusiasts of all ages. Data spans the 110 years before the census (1830-1940) and includes social sharing tools. RootsPoint is for living people to interact with each others via dead people — essentially a Facebook for the […]

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Stories To Tell

The folks at Stories to Tell are very good friends of mine that I have spent many hours talking with at conferences. When the brain & battery on my van quit at the Family Tree Expo Conference in Sacramento California, my wife Tara and I spent a week with them while our van was being […]

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Your search results may not be what they seem.

A while back I got an invitation to a VIP breakfast to be held during RootsTech 2014. The breakfast was to be Friday morning. When I got the invite, I printed it out and put it in a notebook with my other RootsTech paperwork. That was my first mistake. I should have added it to […]

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Historical Family Connections

While each family is unique and wonderfully individual, all our stories are connected to specific events in history. Historical Family Connections’ goal is to link individual families to historical events in which their ancestors have participated. Hundreds, even thousands of our families shared the same experiences, and now their stories can be linked to history […]

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Check Out the Crowley Company Scanning Equipment

The Crowley Company specializes in high-performance scanning, duplicating and processing equipment & software to suit most preservation and records management needs. One of the first firms in the capture industry, The Crowley Company (dba Crowley Micrographics) has embraced – and often shaped – changes in scanning and digitizing technology. Complemented by a full array of […]

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Butterfly Kisses

The Butterfly Kisses booth is to our left at RootsTech. Their company provides services in the field of digital photo retouching and restoration. Family Photos Engagement Photos Resume Photos Face Book Photos Canvas Signs On line Dating Profiles Passports Baby Announcements Obituaries Heirloom Restorations Your Photos… Only Better Your Photographs mean a lot to you. […]

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RootsTech 2014 is Underway!

RootsTech 2014 is now open. It looks to be quite a production this year. The morning General Session is underway now with keynote speakers Dennis Brimhall (President & CEO of FamilySearch International), Annelis van den Belt (of DC Thompson Family History), and Ree Drummond (of The Pioneer Woman website). The exhibit hall is set to […]

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2014 RootsTech Conference Makes 15 Live Sessions Free on the Internet

The following is from RootsTech: SALT LAKE CITY – RootsTech, the world’s largest family history and technology conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 6-8, 2014, recently announced that 15 of its popular sessions will be broadcast live and complimentary over the Internet. The live broadcasts will give those unable to attend in-person worldwide […]

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Download the RootsTech 2014 App

I just downloaded the RootsTech 2014 App to my iPhone. It’s pretty cool. The app which I now have on my iPhone has 9 categories listed on the screen. They are: Sessions Speakers Exhibitors Agenda Daily News Maps Social Media Settings and Login The Sessions category starts with the earliest sessions Wednesday, Feb. 5 at […]

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Call for Presentations – APG Track at RootsTech, Salt Lake City, February 6, 2014

The following is from Kathleen W. Hinckley, CG, Executive Director, Association of Professional Genealogists The Association of Professional Genealogists announces a Call for presentations at RootsTech 2014, Salt Lake City, Utah. The focus of the conference is on technology in the field of genealogy. APG will be sponsoring a track of four lectures on Thursday, […]

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RootsTech 2014 Call For Presentations Closes In Just One Week!

The following is from RootsTech via FamilySearch: Presentation Proposals Due By July 8, 2013 The fourth annual RootsTech conference, hosted by FamilySearch, will be held February 6-8, 2014, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. RootsTech 2014 will reach thousands of attendees on-site in Salt Lake City and at remote locations […]

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Presentation Proposals For RootsTech 2014 Now Being Accepted

The following is from RootsTech via FamilySearch. Presentation proposals for RootsTech 2014 are now being accepted online at rootstech.org/proposals. Proposals will be accepted through July 8, 2013. The fourth annual RootsTech conference, hosted by FamilySearch, will be held February 6-8, 2014, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. RootsTech brings together […]

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