Wednesday, March 20, 2013

RootsTech 2013 [Update]

Update to Story: Unnamed sources note that the speaking schedule at RootsTech has changed. Check back here and at the RootsTech website for an interesting development... 

[March 23, 2013: the CEO of MyHeritage, Gilad Japhet, had to return to Israel due to a death in his family, so my father, James Tanner, was asked to step in at the last minute and give a Saturday keynote presentation in his place. All the streamed presentations should be available at RootsTech. One that I particularly enjoyed was the presentation by Ron Tanner. It had quite a bit of Tanner content, including notes about John Tanner, and the use of Henry Tanner's entry on FamilySearch Family Tree as the example entry. Here is a pdf version of the presentation.]

RootsTech is a huge genealogy conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah, this year on March 21-23 (Thursday–Saturday). Our new blogger, James Tanner, is a popular lecturer on the genealogy circuit, and will present again at RootsTech. 

This year RootsTech will be streaming a handful of presentations, including a lecture at 4:15 p.m. (MDT) on Thursday, "Finding the Obscure and Elusive: Geographic Information on the Web, James Tanner."

Here is the schedule from the RootsTech website, in case you would like to watch any of these.

Live Streaming Schedule (Mountain Time)
8:30 AMKeynote – Dennis Brimhall, Syd Lieberman, Josh Taylor
11:00 AMThe Future of Genealogy - Thomas MacEntee and panel
1:45 PMTell it Again (Story@Home) - Kim Weitkamp
3:00 PMThe Genealogists Gadget Bag - Jill Ball and panel
4:15 PMFinding the Obscure and Elusive: Geographic Information on the Web - James Tanner
8:30 AMKeynote - Jyl Pattee and Tim Sullivan
9:45 AMResearching Ancestors Online - Laura Prescott
11:00 AMFamilySearch Family Tree - Ron Tanner
1:45 PMGoogle Search… and Beyond - Dave Barney
3:00 PMFrom Paper Piles to Digital Files - Valerie Elkins
8:30 AMKeynote - David Pogue and Gilad Japhet
9:45 AMUsing Technology to Solve Research Problems - Karen Clifford
11:00 AMDigital Storytelling: More than Bullet Points - Denise Olson

Also, there are a number of other events associated with RootsTech, and you can see the coverage at Genealogy's Star and elsewhere.

1 comment:

  1. My goodness Amy!! I had not made the connection and had no idea that James Tanner is your Father---I've listened to him speak before and learn a lot from him, as well as enjoy his blog, Genealogy's Star.