It is hard to believe that almost a year has gone by since RootsTech 2011… being there was exciting, educational and motivating, and I, like many others, came home ready to try to make a difference in our on-line presence.
I have since learned the basics of creating on-line presentations and have made several available. The chosen topics reflect the RootsTech influence: Blogs, Creating Web Presentations, Hardware and Software for the New Genealogist, Photography, Scanning, Twitter and Wiki’s.
The information available on our web site has continued to expand. We recently introduced a new cemetery database search tool and have just passed the 20,000 record milestone (with more coming!). And we recently expanded our on-line presence by creating a Twitter account (@DGStx).
The hard work has paid off: Our site was recently awarded first place in the ‘Partner Society Website Design’ competition by the Texas State Genealogical Society.
I will be attending RootsTech 2012 with a larger group of DGS members and will again be posting thoughts from the conference from myself (and others, I hope) on this blog. I wonder what I will learn and how it will influence the next year…