I am happy to announce that online video sessions from the recently held 2014 RootsTech conference that was held in Salt Lake City, Utah are now available from the RootsTech web site. There are 18 videos available in total for you to view.
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 named presenter from the online videos from the recently held 2014 conference from RootsTech below:
- “Opening Keynote Speech” by Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman
- “Top 10 Things I Learned About My Family From My Couch” by Tammy Hepps
- “Do It Yourself Photo Restoration” by Ancestry Insider
- “FamilySearch Family Tree; What’s New and What’s Next” by Ron Tanner
- “Intro To DNA for Genealogists” by James Rader
- “Genealogy in the Cloud” by Randy Hoffman
- “Sharing Your Family History with Multimedia” by Michael LeClerc
- “Friday Keynote Speech” by Dr. Spencer Wells and Judy Russell
- “Storytelling Super Powers: How To Come Off As Your Family’s Genealogy Hero” by David Adelman
- “Tweets, Links, Pins and Posts: Breakdown Genealogical Brick Walls with Social Media” by Lisa Alzo
- “5 Ways To Do Genealogy in Your Sleep” by Deborah Gamble
- “Finding Family and Ancestors Outside the USA with New Technologies” by Daniel Horowitz
- “Getting the Most Out of Ancestry” by Crista Cowan
- “How To Interview Yourself for a Personal History” by Tom Taylor
- “Saturday Keynote Speech” by Stephanie Nielson and Todd Hanson
- “Become An iPad Power User” by Lisa Louise Cook
- “Information Overload: Managing Online Searches and Their Results” by Josh Taylor
- “A Beginner’s Guide To Going Paperless” by Randy Whited
You can see the programs themselves directly at the RootsTech website at:
Spend some time and really enjoy these and come away even more motivated. Most videos are generally at least 1 hour in length. Some Keynote videos are from about 70 minutes to 90 minutes. Some of the presenter programs are about 40 minutes.
Sometimes it is good to take a step back and take a look at the “big picture” in the world of genealogy. The above programs seem to do that very thing, especially when you view the “keynote” speeches. 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 attended any of the previously held conferences, but 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.
Don’t forget that you can also still go back via the RootsTech website to videos from the 2013 RootsTech Annual Conference. The message in those videos is still as meaningful today as it was then.
You can get to these videos here:
So if you want to have an approximate 36 hour “marathon” weekend viewing RootsTech videos, you can easily do so through the above links. Sounds like a good thing to do as winter begins to give up its cold and snowy grip!
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