Saturday, March 16, 2013

RootsTech Countdown

The following is from RootsTech.

Activities and Special Offers at RootsTech

There are many exciting activities and offers available at RootsTech this year. Some activities require an RSVP. Check out the details below!

Expo Hall Fun Pass
Complete the Expo Hall Fun Pass to be eligible to enter a drawing for an Apple iPad and other great prizes! Simply get the pass filled out, turn it in to the Expo Hall Help Desk, and attend the prize drawing on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. in the Backblaze Demo Theater to see if you're a winner! You must be present to win.

Print Your Fan Chart - Booth #631
Last year printed over 400 genealogy fan charts during RootsTech. To get a free fan chart:

  • Place your pre-order and it will be ready when you arrive at RootsTech. See their website for details.
  • Get a free blank fan chart at their booth when the doors open; while supplies last.

Family ChartMasters - Booth #135
Family ChartMasters has a free decorative working chart for you! Just take the coupon in your RootsTech registration bag to their booth and you will receive a free 20x24 fill-in-the-blank chart worthy of being framed. Learn more

Scan a Book, Document or Photo

FamilySearch Book Scanning 
FamilySearch is pleased to offer free book scanning at RootsTech again this year.  They will have book scanners on site and will scan a digital copy of your family, county, or town history.

Select a day by clicking below and sign up for a submission time, based on the type of book (bound or unbound).
Bring your book to the Book Scanning booth in the Expo Hall before the class session starts. If the book is under copyright, the copyright owner must provide signed permission before the book can be scanned.Pick up your book and flash drive (provided by FamilySearch) containing the digital copy at the FamilySearch Scanning booth at the end of the day.

Mocavo Document and Photo Scanning - Booth #513
Mocavo is pleased to offer RootsTech 2013 attendees free document and photo scanning as part of an effort to bring them online for free. 
You can bring any paper documents, photocopies of original records, paper family trees or other historical documents, and they will scan them safely for free! Within only 30 days of the conference you will be able to download your digitized record.

Simply drop off your documents at booth #513 on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday and they will contact you when your document is ready to be picked up. Click here to find out more details about Mocavo's free scanning and what kind of documents they can and cannot accept.

Record Your Personal Story with a Video or Audio Recording Session

"Bring Your Stories to Life" 
Story@Home is pleased to sponsor the "Bring Your Story to Life" booth. Receive a free personal consultation and video/audio recording session to preserve your own personal family story or interview in the soundproof recording booth.  Once you have completed your recording session, you will receive a copy on a flash drive for your personal use. 

Sign up by clicking below to schedule your time for the free consultation and recording session. Please arrive on time.

    Hire a Photo Detective for Free

    "Bring Your Stories to Life" 
    Also available in the "Bring Your Stories to Life" booth, you can schedule a free 10 minute, one-on-one session with the Photo Detective, Maureen Taylor. Maureen is an internationally recognized photo identification and family history expert. 

    Sign up for your consultation by clicking below. Please only register for one session, arrive on time, and bring 1 to 2 photos.
    Earn the Boy Scouts of America Genealogy Merit Badge 

    BSA Genealogy Booth 

    Boy Scouts can sign up for a 20 minute workshop to complete the requirements for their Genealogy Merit Badge. Click on the links below for available session times. Workshop capacity is 40 participants per session time.

    Backblaze Online Backup - Prizes and Discount Codes
      Backblaze Booth - #530
      Backblaze Online Backup is excited to help sponsor RootsTech 2013! They backup all of your precious photos, videos, and files to preserve your memories! Backblaze is the easiest solution available, you simply go to, create an account, download the client, and they will start backing up all your data right away! 

      Please visit the Backblaze booth #530 and they will be happy to tell you all about it! They'll have prizes and discount codes, so stop by! Their social media guy Yev will also be emceeing the Backblaze Demo Theater, so check that out and see all of the other awesome products and services at RootsTech 2013!

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