South Davis Family History Fair 2012
Genealogy Idol winner - watch the recording

Attend RootsTech this week from home AND vote for the Genealogy Idol winner!

RootsTech is the hottest thing in genealogy right now. And it is happening this week! If you won't be in Salt Lake City for this major conference, you can watch select sessions for free from your computer.

Before I list the classes that RootsTech will be streaming, let me remind you about the Genealogy Idol competition which is happening on Thursday at 3:45 Eastern time (1:45pm in Utah). You, the online viewer, will be the ones to vote for the winner. All you need to do is register here and tune in on Thursday. These four contestants will present three 3-minute presentations on genealogy technology tips to compete for your votes:


Who will be the world's first-ever Genealogy Idol winner? Tune in on Thursday to find vote.

Below are other classes that RootsTech will be broadcasting for free. Interested viewers can watch the live presentations at

Thursday, February 2
8:30-10:00 am, Inventing the Future, as a Community (Keynote Address) by Jay L. Verkler
11:00 am-12:00 pm, Do I Trust the Cloud? by D. Joshua Taylor 
1:45-2:45 pm, Effective Database Search Tactics by Kory Meyerink    
3:00-4:00 pm, Twitter – It’s Not Just “What I Had for Breakfast” Anymore by Thomas MacEntee 
4:15-5:15 pm, Eleven Layers of Online Searches by Barbara Renick    
Friday, February 3
8:30-9:30 am, Exabyte Social Clouds and Other Monstrosities (Keynote Address) by Josh Coates
9:45-10:45 am, Publish Your Genealogy Online by Laura G. Prescott    
11:00 am-12:00 pm, Optimize Your Site for Search Engines by Robert Gardner   
1:45-2:45 pm, Genealogists “Go Mobile” by Sandra Crowly 
3:00-4:00 pm, Google’s Toolbar and Genealogy by Dave Barney     
Saturday, February 4
8:30-9:30 am, Making the Most of Technology to Further the Family History Industry (Keynote Address) by Tim Sullivan and Panel
9:45-10:45 am Genealogy Podcasts and Blogs 101 by Lisa Louise Cooke   
11:00 am-12:00 pm, Future of FamilySearch Family Tree by Ron Tanner
1:45-2:45 pm, Privacy in a Collaborative Environment by Noah Tatuk  

We'll see you online or in person at the Legacy Family Tree booth!


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