One Week Until RootsTech 2012!
It is nearly time for RootsTech, the year’s first major national genealogy conference. Excitement is building in Salt Lake City for what promises to be a historic event. The RootsTech team has been hard at work on tools to help you plan for and enjoy the conference.
Finalize Your Plans—The Website Can Help
The RootsTech website is a one-stop shop for information about your conference experience. You’ll find lecture schedules, venue and travel information, special event details, an exhibit hall map, and contact information. You can also edit your registration details. Log into theRootsTech site today to check the event and lecture schedule, to plan your time in the exhibit hall, or to confirm your lunches and evening events.
RootsTech Mobile App
Tired of scrolling through the program for information on your next session? The RootsTech mobile app is now available in the Apple App Store as well as theAndroid Market. The free RootsTech app is the perfect conference companion, with venue maps, customizable conference schedules, speaker lists, access to the conference twitter feed, and more. Download the app today, and make it part of your conference experience.
Family History Book Scanning
A new feature of this year’s conference is the addition of a family history book-scanning service. It will provide a free and easy way for attendees to make a digital copy of a printed family history or book of genealogical value (the book must be out of copyright or you must be the copyright holder). Digital copies will be published and searchable freely online at FamilySearch.org. Interested? You can sign up online or just bring a copy of the book to the scanning booth. Either way, you will leave the booth with your original, plus a digital version on a flash drive.
Official Conference Bloggers
Official Conference Bloggers
Just like last year, RootsTech 2012 will feature an active group of official conference bloggers. These social media genealogy authors are followed by millions of serious and novice family history buffs that want to keep up on the latest and greatest in genealogy or to learn some helpful research gem. RootsTech has 19 official bloggers and another 70 unofficial bloggers registered to attend. Go to rootstech.org/bloggers to locate the official bloggers’ sites online, or follow their tweets now through the end of the conference on the RootsTech.org home page or through the RootsTech mobile app.
RootsTech is a new conference designed to bring technologists together with genealogists to learn from each other and find solutions to the challenges faced in family history research today. The conference’s activities and offerings are focused on content that will help genealogists and family historians discover exciting new research tools while enabling technology creators to learn the latest development techniques from industry leaders and pioneers.