Videos From Recent RootsTech 2012 Conference Are Now Available Online

Hi Everyone!

You know I am a big believer in online training sessions to further educate yourself as a genealogy researcher.

I am happy to announce that online video sessions from the recently held 2012 RootsTech conference that was held in Slat Lake City, Utah are now available from the RootsTech web site.  There are 18 videos available in total for you to play through.

If you cannot attend these large-scale conferences, then it is a great pleasure to be able to see online a smattering of the programs that were held.  By no means is what is made available online representative of the total amount of overall programs presented over three days, but it is sure great to see a good amount of the material.

You will find the following topics and the presenter from the online videos from the recently held conference at RootsTech:

  • “Inventing the Future As A Community” by Jay Verkler
  • “Do I Trust the Cloud?” by D. Joshua Taylor
  • “Effective Database Search Techniques” by Kory Meyerink
  • “Twitter, It’s Not Just What I Had for Breakfast Anymore” by Thomas MacEntee
  • “Eleven Layers of Online Searches” by Barbara Renick
  • “Exabyte Social Clouds and Other Monstrosities” by Josh Coates
  • “Publish Your Genealogy Online” by Laura Prescott
  • “Optimizing Your Site for Search Engines” by Robert Gardener
  • “Genealogists “Go Mobile”” by Sandra Crowley
  • “Google’s Toolbar and Genealogy” by David Barney
  • “Making the Most of Technology to Further the Family History Industry” by Tim Sullivan
  • “Genealogy Podcasts and Blogs 101″ by Lisa Louise Cooke
  • “Privacy in A Collaborative Environment” by Noah Tutak

There are 5 more additional videos for your viewing pleasure that were presented by FamilySearch presenters.

In addition, the website has announced that two more videos will be released at a near-term future date.  That means there is an incredible 20 presentations in all that will be made available at the RootsTech website that were captured from the recently held 2012 RootsTech Conference.

You can see  programs themselves directly at the RootsTech website at:

2012 RootsTech Annual Conference Online Videos

Spend some time and really enjoy these and come away even more motivated.  Each video may be at least 1 hour in length.

Sometimes it is good to take a step back and take a look at the “big picture”.  The above programs seem to do that very thing.  It is important to know what is ahead for us down our genealogical research paths.  What are the “new” things that will make our research faster, easier, intuitive, collaborative, more accurate, and with fewer errors.

I always get a good feeling about the RootsTech Annual Conference.  I have not gone to either of the first two they have had.  I still feel very connected through their site and these fabulous videos that are educational and inspirational!

I am very happy to say the new set of videos are at your fingertips via the RootsTech website indicated at the above link.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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