RootsTech is the annual genealogy-meets-technology conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah, and this year is being held Wednesday 28th February to Saturday 3rd March. Not all of us can make it over there in person, but we can watch some of the presentations at home. Inspired by Sylvia Valentine who has “translated” the timetable from MST (Mountain Standard Time) into GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) for UK and Ireland folks, below is the timetable in NZDT (New Zealand Daylight Time). New Zealand is 20 hours ahead of Salt Lake City, so don’t get confused by the “Wednesday General Session” happening on a Thursday, etc!
There’s an excellent line-up of speakers, and if you have British Isles ancestry I can definitely recommend Myko Clelland and Brian Donovan – I’ve heard them both speak in person and they’re bound to give engaging and informative presentations.
For more details on the presentations and the live stream, visit the RootsTech website.
Alarm clocks at the ready!
|Thursday, 1st March|
|4:30am||Family History in 5 Minutes a Day||Deborah Gamble|
|7:00am||DNA—One Family, One World||David Nicholson|
|9:30am||Organizing and Preserving Photograph Collections||Ari Wilkins|
|11:00am||Finding the Answers: The Basics of WWII Research||Jennifer Holik|
|12:30pm||Wednesday General Session and Innovation Showcase||Steve Rockwood, CEO of FamilySearch International|
|Friday, 2nd March|
|4:30am||Thursday General Session||Brandon Stanton, founder of Humans of New York|
|7:00am||MyHeritage DNA 101: From Test to Results||Yaniv Erlich|
|9:30am||Google Photos: Collect, Organize, Preserve, and Share||Michelle Goodrum|
|11:00am||Unlocking Roman Catholic Records||Brian Donovan|
|12:30pm||A Gift of Life: Who’s Writing Your Story?||Deborah Abbott|
|Saturday, 3rd March|
|4:30am||Friday General Session||Scott Hamilton|
|7:00am||findmypast’s British and Irish Hidden Gems||Myko Clelland|
|9:30am||Finding the Right DNA Test for You||Jim Brewster|
|11:00am||How Not to Leave Your Genealogy Behind||Amy Johnson Crow and Curt Witcher|
|12:30pm||Finding Elusive Records at FamilySearch||Robert Kehrer|
|Sunday, 4th March|
|4:30am||Saturday General Session||Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Natalia Lafourcade|
|7:00am||Civil Registration Indexes of England and Wales||Audrey Collins|
|9:30am||Advancing Your Genealogy Research with DNA||Anna Swayne|
|11:00am||Pain in the Access: More Web for Your Genealogy||Curt Witcher|