It's hard to believe that just one year ago I was preparing to attend my first RootsTech Connect conference. And today I'm gearing up to attend a virtual RootsTech conference. My interest in family history (and the fact that my son and his family had recently moved to Salt Lake City - so no hotel costs!) propelled me to attend last year's conference. Little did I know at the time, that this trip would be my last trip for more than a year.
One of the things I'll miss most about this year's conference will be the casual conversations that I engaged in with other attendees. I wrote about some of those encounters in this March Slice of Life, A Fortuitous Conversation. I won't miss the lines that snake down the hall for the restroom, the challenge of finding the right room in a huge convention center, or the long lines to purchase food. But the best part about a virtual conference is that I won't have to decide which session to attend when three sessions I want are offered at the same time! All sessions are available throughout the conference and will be rebroadcast and available on demand after the conference.
Please consider this your personal invitation to participate in RootsTech 2021, February 25 - 27. For the first time ever, the world’s largest family celebration event will be entirely virtual and completely free. Don’t think of this as a genealogy conference because it is so much more than that. Get ready to celebrate and connect with family at this worldwide gathering. Here's the link so you can sign up now!
How to Do a Digital Journal
Write Away: Why Journaling Matters
Your Family History Starts Today – Journaling in the Digital Age
Heidi Swapp : Photos Are Doorways
Managing Scanned and Digital Photos
Restoring Your Family Photos
Ali Edwards: Value Your Story
Bradley Pierson: Family Stories
Brian Corrales: Honoring Ancestors through Memories
Capture Family Stories with Oral History
Celebrating Milestone Moments
Creative Storytelling Techniques Borrowed from Photography
Memories Connect Us
Preserve, Contribute, and Share Your Story
Save Your Precious Family Story
Sensitive Subjects: Writing About the Hard Stuff
Sharing Family Stories: A Powerful Way to Build Connections
Strengthening Families Through Generational Stories
The Basics of Telling Your Family Stories
The Healing Power of Storytelling – Even Difficult Stories
Writing Your Ancestor's Story
Why Family Historians Need to Tell Family Stories
21st Century Tools for Connecting with Family
5 Reasons Mobile Apps are Essential to your Family History Research
Discovering Distant Cousins Finding Your Cousins on IG
Fix photos and documents w/1-click and easy controls – 9 min. class
How to digitize home archives?
Laughter & Love: Using Virtual Reunions to Reconnect Your Family
Power of the Post: Making Connections through Social Media
Stories and Photos: FamilySearch Memories App
Using Cloud Photo Apps to Easily Organize Your Best Family Memories
I'm hoping that some of you will join me for this celebration of family, RootsTech Connect 2021, February 25-27. Go ahead and register because even if you can't attend this week, sessions will be available on demand after the conference.