RootsTech II

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…

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2 Responses to RootsTech II

  1. Amy Coffin says:

    I look forward to mingling with other Texas genealogists. See you at RootsTech soon!

  2. Carolyn Davis says:

    The Society will definitely benefit from what you and the other DGS attendees learn from the conference. I look forward to the improvements to our web site that result from your collective knowledge.

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