RootsTech Training 2018
RootsTech Training 2018
A DNA Match with No Tree? No Problem!
Frustrated by finding a DNA match but no linked tree? Their tree is probably not the only tree that includes the matching ancestor, and with persistent sleuthing, it can be found.
Advancing Your Genealogy Research with DNA
Learn what new tools AncestryDNA has to advance your research and get more out of your DNA results.
Choosing Details: The Secret to Compelling Stories
When it comes to converting research into narratives, the secret to writing compelling ancestor profiles and stories is choosing the details (facts) that will bring their stories to life for readers.
Civil Registration Indexes of England and Wales
England and Wales national indexes, and recent innovations at the General Register Office have opened up some new possibilities as well as some completely new indexes not available anywhere else.
Connected to Eternal Families
President and Sister Oaks teach about the power and joy of discovering, gathering and connecting our families eternally.
DNA - One Family, One World
This presentation explores a new project by Living DNA that is mapping the worlds DNA, building one world family tree through our genetics. Gain insight into how this will impact your family history.
Day One: Capture Life as You Live It
From simple happenings to momentous events, history is being made every day of your life. The Day One personal journaling app helps you capture life as you live it.
Family Discovery Day General Session 2018
President Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, help you make new connections, and provide opportunities to discover fascinating details about the human family.
Family History Fun: Connect. Belong.
Connect with Jason Hewlett and Hank Smith as they discover family history with each other.
Family History in 5 Minutes a Day
We will cover 20 ways in detail, with step-by-step instructions so that you can effectively do your family history in as little as 5 minutes a day.
FamilySearch.org - 10 Easy Tasks
Learn about 10 easy tasks at familysearch.org. Learn how to upload and tag photos and stories, explore the Tree in new ways, index records, utilize hints, navigate apps, search records, and much more.
Finding Elusive Records at FamilySearch
Robert Kehrer will demonstrate skills and techniques used by the experts and will expose hidden record identification tools and features of the FamilySearch website.
Google Photos: Collect, Organize, Preserve and Share
Google Photos is a powerful, free app for storing, organizing and sharing. Users can also edit and create photo projects and automatically add their photos to the app from their digital devices.
Hidden Treasures in the Library of Congress
Learn about 51 million online resources from the Library of Congress which includes a lot more than just books, such as photographs, sound recordings, oral history narratives, newspaper articles, etc
How Not to Leave Your Genealogy Behind
Nobody wants their genealogy research to end up in a landfill. Hear a few horror stories of genealogy materials destroyed, and how you can avoid those mistakes!
Nurturing Those New and Tender in the Gospel
Family history and temple work will keep you on a covenant path, give you strength and increase your faith in Jesus Christ. Support children and converts by getting them involved in FamilySearch.
Online Genealogy for Beginners and Beyond
We will walk beginners through the exciting journey of genealogy, and provide experienced researchers with tips to review what they have found and solve brick wall problems.
Organizing and Preserving Photograph Collections
Step-by-step direction in organizing, preserving and cataloging photo collections for future generations and identifying, digitizing and sharing collections using family trees and social media.
Pain in the Access: More Web for Your Genealogy
Library, archive, government, and specialized websites have much to offer. This presentation will demonstrate sites and strategies for getting more online data while using the Internet.
Reconstruct Your Ancestor’s World with Google
Build the story of people from the past using Google tools like Google Books, Google Scholar, Google Patents, YouTube, the Google News Archive, etc. Use Google to reconstruct your ancestor's world.
RootsTech 2018 – Saturday General Session
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center at Harvard University. Natalia Lafourcade is a Mexican pop-rock singer and songwriter.
RootsTech General Session 2018: Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center at Harvard University.
RootsTech General Session 2018: Scott Hamilton
Scott Hamilton is the living example that good guys CAN finish first! He is an Olympic champion, cancer survivor, television broadcaster, speaker, author, husband/father, and eternal optimist!
RootsTech General Session 2018: Steve Rockwood
Stephen T Rockwood, CEO of FamilySearch.org will explore where we have been and where we are going and introduce the Innovation Showcase.
Search All the Jurisdictions and Find More Records
Are your ancestors M.I.A.? The most likely explanation is some kind of a change in the political, ecclesiastical or other jurisdictions in which they lived. Key repositories will be highlighted.
Source Citations: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Use a source citation to help others trace your research steps and to give your genealogy findings credibility. Learn the method of creating source citations and give your research some credibility.
Unlocking Roman Catholic Records
The Catholic church is essential for uncovering the lives of millions of immigrants covering many nationalities. Findmypast and the Catholic church are working to make these records easily accessible.
Use Facebook and FREE Apps to Engage Family
This demonstration will unleash many great (and free) features of Facebook while helping you preserve and share family memories. Then look at other apps that can bring your history to the present.
You CAN Take It With You: Mobile Genealogy
Utilizing mobile tools, you don’t have to take huge notebooks of genealogy with you to the library when doing research. There are tools that you can take on your computer, tablet or Smartphone!