Saturday, February 8, 2014

Shopping Saturday - RootsTech 2014 day 1 & 2

Editor's note: Today's post was written by Sandra Gardner-Benward  

Sorry no shopping today. Just so busy with classes and luncheons that there is no time for shopping. Maybe tomorrow.

So starting right off today at 8:30am, I watched the general session with keynote speakers. Today's session was sponsored by MyHeritage. First speaker was Judy Russell - you remember some past blogs of mine about legal alerts from her blog. She writes The Legal Genealogist, something we all should follow.  The other speaker was none other than Dr Spencer Wells who is spearheading the Geographic Project. He is a leading population geneticist. I really enjoyed both speakers.

I had signed up for Lab class with Drew Smith "Using Evernote as Your Primary Tool for Capturing Notes and Ideas". It was a hands on session. Very good and I actually learned a lot . Very glad I took it.

FGS sponsored lunch- Talk was around the 1812 digitizing project. It is still ongoing. You can still send in your individual donations. It is needed. The other topic was the 2014 FGS Conference in San Antonio,Texas  August 27-30, 2014.I am going, are you?..    

5 Ways to do Genealogy in Your Sleep-  excellent, great suggestions

The Paperless Genealogist: Organizing Our Genealogy with Digital Files": - another good one with great suggestions. A lot based on scanning materials. Know what types of scanners are used for what.
I Couldn't Put it Down Series: Flipboard your Family History- this is something really new to me. Some of the starts with blogging (hey I can do that) and then it went way over my head after that. The result is amazing but this is new for me and I would need a big learning  curve. Don't have this extra time now but it is something to think about.  

Pizza being served and researching at the library till 10pm. Yes they served pizza. And yes we were there and so were A LOT of other conference attendees. Very crowded and noisy,  but we managed to hold onto our seats and get some researching done despite everything going on around us.

Did you watch the Opening Ceremonies for the Olympics? We have seen some, and what we saw was wonderful. Love hearing the interviews with some of our athlete's after the  ceremonies, They are all so excited and so glad to be competing for the USA. Good times.

Another full day tomorrow! Nite! ZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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