RootsTech 2013 Announces Free Web Streaming Schedule

March 14, 2013  - by 

RootsTech 2013 announced today which of its conference sessions would be streamed online for free. Over 5,000 people have already registered to attend the popular conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, March 21-23, 2013, where they plan to learn how to find, organize, tell, preserve, and share their family’s history—and make new connections. The conference will broadcast 13 of its 250+ classes live at RootsTech.org, including the daily keynote speakers. The family history conference is the largest of its kind in the U.S.

“Not everyone can attend RootsTech in person,” said Dan Martinez, RootsTech conference marketer. “So we give them a chance to virtually attend a free sampling of some of our most popular sessions live online.” Martinez added that the live webcasts in 2012 had 50,000 views during the show.

For those living within travel distance of Salt Lake City, Martinez said it’s still not too late to register for RootsTech 2013! From the Getting Started, Developer Day, and the Story@home tracks, the 3rd annual RootsTech conference has something for everyone, whether you are an avid genealogist, just beginning, or simply want to discover the latest technologies and solutions to better connect with your family. For registration details and costs, go to RootsTech.org.

Following are the RootsTech 2013 Streaming Sessions and when and where to find them.

NOTE: A WEBCAST WINDOW WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE LISTED TO WATCH THE LIVE STREAM STARTING THURSDAY, THE OPENING DAY OF THE ROOTSTECH CONFERENCE.

Mountain Daylight Time

“Best of RootsTech”

Live Stream on RootsTech.org

Thursday, March 21
  • 8:30 a.m.
Keynote speakers: Dennis Brimhall, President and CEO of
FamilySearch International, Syd Lieberman, Nationally Acclaimed Storyteller, Author, and Teacher, and Josh Taylor, Lead Genealogist at findmypast.com and President, Federation of Genealogical Societies
  • 11:00 a.m.
The Future of Genealogy—Thomas MacEntee and panel
  • 1:45 p.m.
Tell It Again (Story@Home)—Kim Weitkamp
  • 3:00 p.m.
The Genealogist’s Gadget Bag—Jill Ball and panel
  • 4:15 p.m.
Finding the Obscure and Elusive: Geographic Information
on the Web—James Tanner
Friday, March 22
  •  8:30 a.m.
Keynote speakers: Jyl Pattee, Founder, Mom It Forward Media, and Tim Sullivan, President and CEO, Ancestry.com
  • 9:45 a.m.
Researching Ancestors Online—Laura Prescott
  • 11:00 a.m.
FamilySearch Family Tree—Ron Tanner
  • 1:45 p.m.
Google Search… and Beyond—Dave Barney
  • 3:00 p.m.
From Paper Piles to Digital Files—Valerie Elkins
Saturday, March 23
  •  8:30 a.m.
Keynote speakers: David Pogue, Personal Technology Columnist, The New York Times, and Gilad Japhet, Founder and CEO, MyHeritage
  • 9:45 a.m.
Using Technology to Solve Research Problems—Karen Clifford
  • 11:00 a.m.
Digital Storytelling: More Than Bullet Points—Denise Olson

 

Mountain Daylight Time

Training for LDS Family History Consultants

Live Stream on LDS.org

Saturday, March 23
  • 12:40 p.m.
Family History Consultant Training: Hearts Then Charts—Shipley Munson
  • 1:45 p.m.
Family History Consultant Training: Secrets of Success—Jim Greene

 

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  1. Thanks for the schedule – but since Utah is now in Mountain Daylight Time you might want to change the Mountain Standard Time label 🙂

    1. The Best of RootsTech streaming sessions will be available right on the rootstech.org home page. The schedule is posted on the site for your reference.

      The family history training sessions will stream live on lds.org/familyhistorycallings.

    1. The streaming sessions will be recorded and available as video on demand after the conference. The Best of Rootstech videos will be available at rootstech.org. The Family History Training will be available on lds.org.

    1. Marjorie, you can learn more about the Story@Home classes at http://www.rootstech.org/stories.

      After the conference, you’ll be able to access recordings of the streaming sessions. The Best of RootsTech sessions will be available at rootstech.org. The Family History Training will be available on lds.org. We don’t sell our syllabus materials.

      1. Many of the classes have a link to their handout along with a description of their class. To find these, go to the main calendar, click on sessions, and then click on individual classes. I found that most of them had a link to a handout.

        1. p.s. I created a file and saved all the handouts I was interested in electronically. That way I can access them later or as needed.

  2. Although it will cause a huge case of stomach butterflies I am honoured to have been selected in this impressive lineup.

    I look forward to connecting with my friends in genealogy via the wonders of technology next Thursday afternoon.

  3. This is my first Rootstech attendance, I’m excited. Are the videos on demand for previous years still available, if not, how long are this years available for? Do we still go to the Rootstech website for videos on demand?

  4. I totally enjoyed the last 3 days at RootsTech! It was like drinking from a fire-hose each day. The presenters and presentations were fantastic. Thank you all so much for your dedicated labors in Family History. I look forward to next year.

  5. I am a family history consultant and registered for the free family history consultant streaming sessions on Saturday morning and in the afternoon. I emailed roots tech inquiring how to access these training sessions and did not hear back from you. How did I miss this?
    I never did or was able to hear the sessions. I reserved all day to hear the sessions and nothing happened. Please have definite instructions how to access your free training if you have offered it to those of us who were unable to be in Salt Lake!
    Overall, this roots tech is outstanding.

    How could you incorporate cooperation with Holly Hansen and the Family History Expos conferences? They are outstanding too.

    MMR

  6. While I watched the two special training sessions last Saturday afternoon, I got all excited and wanted to show it to my HP group leader to see if we couldn’t get started. Not there!!! Still not there a week later. Says coming soon. I watched it last Sat. It has to be someplace. Hate to complain, but I am anyway.

  7. This information isn’t helpful! The schedule for Roots Tech 2014 would be nice. Last year’s schedule just doesn’t help at all.

      1. No, it’s NOT helpful. 2010 was NGS before it changed to roots TECH –

        112415, Tues – 1 NGS + 5 yrs ROOTs TECH
        Forgot to copy the SITE i wanted to post this at before I started and gained all this research?

        2010 –
        2010 NGS Conference

        http://www.jamb-inc.com/documents/ngs-2010-slc.pdf
        2011 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5S3KL8BFMn4
        https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/RootsTech_2011
        2012 – https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=RootsTech+2012

        Do I Trust the Cloud? by D. Joshua Taylor

        Effective Database Search Tactics by Kory Meyerink

        Twitter – It’s Not Just “What I Had For Breakfast” Anymore by Thomas MacEntee

        Eleven Layers of Online Searches by Barbara Renick

        Exabyte Social Clouds and Other Monstrosities by Josh Coates

        Publish Your Genealogy Online by Laura Prescott

        Optimizing Your Site for Search Engines by Robert Gardner

        Genealogists “Go Mobile” by Sandra Crowley

        Google’s Toolbar and Genealogy by David Barney

        Making the Most of Technology to Further the Family History Industry by Tim Sullivan

        Genealogy Podcasts and Blogs 101 by Lisa Louise Cooke

        Privacy in a Collaborative Environment by Noah Tutak

        YouTube Your Family History by Devin Ashby

        Reputation Systems for Genealogy by Jimmy Zimmerman

        GeneTech: YDNA Solutions to Common Genealogical Problems by Nathan Murphy

        Introducing the FamilySearch Indexing & Linking Tool by Grant Echols

        Using Android Devices for Genealogy and Family History by David Lifferth

        https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/RootsTech_2012

        http://lanyrd.com/2012/rootstech/

        2013 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vtNAbofIrk
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42XJt_ybjqc
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8J8L6KIDQC0
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33NcRbkm-eQ
        https://familysearch.org/blog/en/rootstech-2013-announces-free-web-streaming-schedule/
        Thursday, March 21
        8:30 a.m.
        Keynote speakers: Dennis Brimhall, President and CEO of
        FamilySearch International, Syd Lieberman, Nationally Acclaimed Storyteller, Author, and Teacher, and Josh Taylor, Lead Genealogist at findmypast.com and President, Federation of Genealogical Societies
        11:00 a.m.

        The Future of Genealogy—Thomas MacEntee and panel http://familytreewebinars.com/presenter_details.php?presenter_id=29

        1:45
        p.m.
        Tell It Again (Story@Home)—Kim Weitkamp
        3:00 p.m.
        The Genealogist’s Gadget Bag—Jill Ball and panel
        4:15 p.m.
        Finding the Obscure and Elusive: Geographic Information
        on the Web—James Tanner
        Friday, March 22
        8:30 a.m.
        Keynote speakers: Jyl Pattee, Founder, Mom It Forward Media, and Tim Sullivan, President and CEO, Ancestry.com
        9:45 a.m.
        Researching Ancestors Online—Laura Prescott
        11:00 a.m.
        FamilySearch Family Tree—Ron Tanner
        1:45 p.m.
        Google Search… and Beyond—Dave Barney
        3:00 p.m.
        From Paper Piles to Digital Files—Valerie Elkins
        Saturday, March 23
        8:30 a.m.
        Keynote speakers: David Pogue, Personal Technology Columnist, The New York Times, and Gilad Japhet, Founder and CEO, MyHeritage
        9:45 a.m.
        Using Technology to Solve Research Problems—Karen Clifford
        11:00 a.m.
        Digital Storytelling: More Than Bullet Points—Denise Olson

        Mountain Daylight Time

        Training for LDS Family History Consultants

        Live Stream on LDS.org

        Saturday, March 23
        12:40 p.m.
        Family History Consultant Training: Hearts Then Charts—Shipley Munson
        1:45 p.m.
        Family History Consultant Training: Secrets of Success—Jim Greene

        ’14 and ’15 is a TOGGLE switch btwn the 2 yrs:
        2014 –

        https://www.lds.org/topics/family-history/host-a-family-history-fair/admin/video-links?lang=eng

        2015 –

        https://www.lds.org/topics/family-history/host-a-family-history-fair/admin/video-links?lang=eng
        —— 2016 ———
        2/3, ’16
        https://www.rootstech.org/?lang=eng
        https://rootstech2016.smarteventscloud.com/connect/search.ww
        https://www.rootstech.org/attend/overview?lang=eng
        _____