Videos From Recent RootsTech 2016 Conference Are Now Available Online; Link Included In This Post For 2016 RootsTech Videos

Hi Everyone!

RootsTech 2014 LogoYou 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 2016 RootsTech conference that was held in Salt Lake City, Utah are now available from the RootsTech web site.  There are currently an incredible 30 videos available in total for you to view.

It is possible that there may be even more videos from the conference posted in the next few weeks.  You will want to check back to see if more than the 30 I saw have been added.

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.

Here is a listing of some of the topics and the named presenter from the online videos from the recently held 2016 conference from RootsTech below:

  • “Closing Death Records: Silver Bullet or Dead End?” by Fred Moss
  • “What’s New in Family Tree for 2016” by Ron Tanner
  • “7 Unique Technologies for Genealogy Discoveries” by Mike Mansfield
  • “Using the Genealogical Proof Standard for Success” by James Ison
  • “Best Websites and Apps for Finding Local History” by Amy Crow
  • “Virtual Family Reunions” by Joseph Richardson
  • “Scottish Genealogy – Finding People” by Dr. Bruce Durie
  • “5 Steps to Identify a Family Photo” by Maureen Taylor
  • “Proven Methodology for Using Google for Genealogy” by Lisa Louise Cooke
  • “Homespun and Calico: Finding Our Foremothers” by Peggy Lauritzen
  • “A Digital Treasure: PERSI and Your Family History” by D. Joshua Taylor
  • “Finding Elusive Records on FamilySearch.org” by Robert Kehrer
  • “My Ancestors Are From Britain – What Do I Do Next?” by Myko Clelland
  • “Family History in a Digital Future” by Sharleen Reyes
  • “Become a Master Searcher on Ancestry” by Anne Mitchell
  • “Photos – Emerging Technologies in Photography” by Jens Nielsen
  • “Cemetery Crowdsourcing” by Michael Cassara

You will also see at the RootsTech Video site below that there are also Keynote videos, General Session Videos and Innovator Showdown videos.  The ones I noted in the list above are specific to a topic to learn.

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

2016 RootsTech Annual Conference Online Videos

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.

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.

So if you want to have an approximate 24 hour “marathon” weekend viewing of RootsTech videos, you can easily do so through the above link.  Sounds like a good thing to do on these still cold and snowy March days!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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