Do You Want to Be a Genie Techie?
February 18, 2014
Our branch manager, Cheryl, has just recently returned from being in Utah at RootsTech 2014, their fourth annual conference focusing on the cutting edge of technology in the genealogy field. I remember last year at this time when I took advantage of the RootsTech classes online and watched some of them live, providing me with new ideas and technology directions to “chew on” for months ahead. One of the classes that stood out for me last year was Ron Tanner’s class on the new FamilySearch family tree feature, which has really taken off over the past year. Hearing his passionate discussion about it helped me to understand more of what was happening as new features have been added and what was being planned for with this online family tree.
Again this year, I will be sure to catch some classes of special interest to me online! Presently, they have some of the recent 2014 conference sessions online to watch them when you want to! And be sure to look for the class handouts, as well. You can see the handout files for some of the classes that are not available online, thereby getting the information even if the session is not one of those that are available by video. The entire list of classes is at RootsTech conference schedule, where you can get a better idea of teachers and classes to figure out the handout file names.
You can follow their Facebook page. And, you can follow their tweets and those of others on Twitter - @RootsTechConf or #RootsTech. If you are interested in genealogy and want to be on the forefront of technology in this area, this would be a conference to begin planning to attend next year.
If you are unable to go to Utah, there are TWO events in March in the Kansas City area that may be up your alley.
MGC's spring seminar will be March 8, 2014—this year will be all about genealogy and technology. Titled “Genie Tech 2014,” it will feature two speakers: nationally known genealogist/author Lisa Louise Cooke and well-known genealogist from the KC area, Kathleen Brandt. Sign up at MGC's website today!
This is the second year for the GenealogyKC conference taking place March 21-22, 2014. MGC will be represented by some of our staff as instructors. You can read more about it at genealogykc.org. Sessions like these hone our research skills and keep us updated with what is new in genealogy!
Midwest Genealogy Center