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 2015 RootsTech conference that was held in Salt Lake City, Utah are now available from the RootsTech web site. There are currently 7 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 7 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.
You will find the following topics and the named presenter from the online videos from the recently held 2015 conference from RootsTech below:
- “Opening Keynote Speech” by Dennis Brimhall, Mike Malin and Tan Le
- “Thirty Pieces of Tech I Can’t Live Without” by D. Joshua Taylor
- “You’ve Mastered the Census and Basic Research, Now What?” by Karen Auman
- “What’s New At FamilySearch” by Devin Ashby
- “Getting Started in Genetic Genealogy” by Diahan Southard
- “Building A Genealogy Research Toolbox” by Thomas MacEntee
- “Bring Your Ancestor Back To The Future” by Anne Leishman
You can see the programs themselves directly at the RootsTech website at:
2015 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. 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.
So if you want to have an approximate 7 hour “marathon” weekend viewing RootsTech videos, you can easily do so through the above link. Sounds like a good thing to do on these still cold and snowy February days!
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