Poll On The Right Sidebar Has Been Closed For “Have You Ever Viewed Any Of The Program Videos From The Annual RootsTech Conference Available At www.RootsTech.Org?”; Results Indicated

Hi Everyone!

It is amazing that about  3 months has passed on the life of the poll I had on the right sidebar of the blog since March 9, 2016.  It is time to move on!  I think a new poll question is in order!

The poll had asked the question “Have You Ever Viewed Any Of The Program Videos From The Annual RootsTech Conference Available At www.rootstech.org?”

The results of the poll showed the following from the 52 total respondents that took the brief time to provide their “Yes” or “No” response to the question.  The numbers show that 13 responses (25%) noted they have viewed videos from RootsTech  while 39 responses (75%) indicated they have not viewed any of the RootsTech videos .

I actually thought that there would be a higher percentage of readers that had actually tried looking at the RootsTech videos.  I personally have found these videos to be motivational for me while I learn a lot more about a genealogical topic.  Plus, I am simply a big believer in learning more about genealogy via these resources at your fingertips.  These RootsTech videos are professionally put together so they just look stunning to me.  The speakers are top-notch world-renowned genealogy speakers.  The videos generally run for about 1 hour.

I always come away with a good feeling after having viewed one of these videos.

Sometimes, in genealogy, I don’t want to learn something very specific about a resource or how to do something.  Many times I just want to be motivated or know what the future of genealogy will be just around the next corner.  The keynote speeches at RootsTech provide me with that kind of dose of motivation and curiosity to view one of these videos and get even more excited about what new things the world of genealogy will have to offer not that far down the road.

For the 25% of you that responded with a positive that you have viewed some of the videos from RootsTech, I salute you.  I hope your experience with these videos has been as positive as my own.  For those of you that have not viewed any, I would encourage you to give one or a few a try.  I do not think you will be disappointed.  I would especially encourage you to view a Keynote speech that will be motivational and may very well jump-start your genealogy engine if it had not been running well lately.

I am always looking for a larger response than even that which I just saw!  So come on down ——  affix your opinion as a “Yes” or “No” when so asked to the varied polls on different topics in the world of genealogy and family history research.  Your answers count.

I plan on putting up a new poll rapidly.  Come back for that one to see the new question being asked.

A big thank you to all of those that took the time to respond to this just recently closed poll.  Take a look at the results of that poll to satisfy your own curiosity.

Don’t forget to visit my Poll Archives as part of this blog.  Look for the link at the top of the homepage of the blog where it simply says “Poll Archives”.  In here you will find the statistical results of the 24 previously active polls in addition to the poll that is generally “active”.  If you were not aware of this Archive, you may want to visit to see what all the previous polls were about.

Here is a direct link to the Poll Archives at my blog:

Poll Archives At Tony’s Genealogy Blog At The Schaumburg Township District Library (STDL)

Get ready for another poll ……………………..SOON!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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