Category Archives: RootsTech 2011

Trends Shaping the Future

Keynote Speakers: Rootstech Day 1 Mobility, Cloud Computing, Consumerism, Personalization, & Services Shane R. Robison, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Technology Officer of Hewlett-Packard Company, delivered the opening keynote presentation titled: “A World of Information”. Robison identified four … Continue reading

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RearView RootsTech

It is hard to believe that RootsTech is over… just one week ago I was nervously waiting to begin my presentation. A small but energized group of us spent the hour focused on my views of the requirements for a successful … Continue reading

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Thoughts on 1st RootsTech

Now that I’ve had a few days to catch my breath, here are some general observations on RootsTech.  It is indeed just the beginning …. Whether you are a technology “geek”, someone with a passion for genealogy, or – like … Continue reading

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More on RootsTech

Dick Eastman posted a fairly comprehensive overview of the conference. In case you missed it you can view it by clicking here.

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Virtual Presentations Roundtable

This was yet another panel discussion chaired by Thomas MacEntee. It featured several genealogical speakers who have begun to use technloogy described as ‘Webinars’ to make their presentations. A webinar is an interactive presentation delivered over the internet. There are … Continue reading

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Curt Witcher

Curt is the Historical Genealogy Department Manager for the Allen County (Indiana) Public Library. He was one of the conference’s keynote speakers: He also was the fearured speaker at the FGS lunch. Trying to describe the impact of one of … Continue reading

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Genealogy Blogs: Impact and Influence in the Genealolgical Community

This was another panel discussion let by Thomas MacEntee (he is really good at these!).  The focus was on the panel members experiences establishing their blogs and the impact that they believe the they have in the industry. Thomas has a web … Continue reading

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The Un-Conference

One feature of RootsTech was the Un-Conference…. several rooms were reserved for this purpose. Anybody could use the white board located near the registration area to reserve a room for any topic they cared to discuss. The rest of us … Continue reading

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Digital Images for Genealogists and Technologists

This was a really informative session presented by Geoff Rasmussen. He had some basic advice for scanning and working with images: Always scan and save your images at a high resolution (300 – 600 dots per inch) Save the images … Continue reading

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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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