Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Tech Tuesday - Ending of RootsTech 2016

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

As the sun sets on RootsTech 2016, over 25,000 attendees made the whole long weekend worthwhile and wanting for more.............. many continued in the evenings to research their family lines at the Family History Library- lots of very happy dances going on from floor to floor to floor....... the best part of that was that everyone around them understood what that meant and could join in the dance. 

I was not able to attend RootsTech this year but I will be there in 2017....  I did watch most of the live streaming sessions that were offered...  DID YOU?  ........included:  Best Websites & Apps for Local History; Virtual Family Reunions; Finding Elusive Records in FamilySearch; Ancestor Searches in Britain; Photography & Photos; Master Searches in Ancestry; Google Searching..........  Got something out of each session. Glad I took the time to watch........

RootsTech held in Salt Lake City was a big success. Many more thousands attended this year than last year. 25,000 people registered from all 50 states and 39 countries........ 7,000 attendees were under the age of 18. It was estimated that 150,000 people viewed the live streaming sessions offered; over 100 bloggers from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and all over the United States.  It was hosted by FamilySearch, official sponsors included: Ancestry.com, findmypast, MyHeritage, PeopleFinders, Family Storytelling, BYUtv, Backblaze, Dell, Mocavo, Pictureline, Lexmark, RootsPoint, FGS, NGS, APG, NEHGS; over 200 exhibitors and vendors with booths and displays in the Expo Hall; over 50 competitors for the Innovator Showdown.......  this is a very diversified conference with something for everyone, every age group. 

Mark your calendar for the 2017 RootsTech in Salt Lake City    .....     February 8-11, 2017

Now for a little review of RootsTech 2016 in pictures............

Family History Library/Salt Lake City - the place to be

GeneaBlogger ultimate site for your genealogy blog - an online community created by Thomas MacEntee
Do you remember he was our Seminar Speaker ? 

Party Time.....  Pat Richy (Dear Myrtle) and Thomas MacEntee

Bloggers Unite!!

Mark Your Calendars, Save these dates and Be sure to attend next year............

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1 comment:

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