Monthly Archives: February 2011

Self Publishing for Genealogists and Genealogical Societies

This was very informative panel discussion led by Thomas MacEntee (see his GENEABLOGGERS web site for links and additional information). My take-away was that it has become relatively easy to make documents available on a print on demand basis. This … Continue reading

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Social Networking for the Genealogist

This presentation was by Drew Smith (half of the Geneallogy Guys team). He provided an overview of the available social neworking resources that are available for use by genealogists. Of particular interest to me was his characterization of the tools: … Continue reading

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Tweet Your Ancestors?

Attended a good session presented by Patricia Can Skaik titled ‘Tweet Your Ancestors: Socia Media for Genealogists’ that discussed four interesting and useful web based applications. I cannot begin to cover all the features and capabilities here, but here is a … Continue reading

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Where will your data be in 20 years?

Interesting session by Janet Horvoka titled ‘Will Your Work Survive the Digital Age?’ that asked a lot of thought provoking questions. Technology is changing so rapidly that none of us can assume that the digital formats or storage technologies that … Continue reading

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Three themes for future tech development

We heard it from the keynote speaker from HP, Shane Robison. We heard it again from the second keynote speaker, Jay Verkler, of Family Search. Sitting at lunch now, we’re hearing the same message form Kendall Hullet of Ancestry. Drum … Continue reading

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Not yesterday’s genealogy conference

Rootstech, on first impression, is daunting and impressive. It’s big, really BIG. We hear from a rootstech worker there are over 3,000 people registered. I haven’t seen a setup like this at a conference since I attended corporate events: the … Continue reading

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First Morning…

Feeling a little overwhelmed at the moment…. last I heard there were 2000 people registered, arrived to pick up my registration packet to hear that registration has surged to more than 3000! I imagined that my Birds of a Feather … Continue reading

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Wish You Could Be There… Hope I Make It!

2000 techie genealogists… Sounds like this is going to be an exciting conference! The organizers have announced that they plan to stream several of the presentation on the web throughout the conference: see the RootsTech Video page for details. One of … Continue reading

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DGS Members at RootsTech 2011

Several DGS members will be attending and presenting at the RootsTech 2011 conference that will be held in Salt Lake City February 10-12: Sandra Crowley (VP Membership) is making several presentations: ‘Toy Story – Electronic tools for genealogists’ and ‘Lights, … Continue reading

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