Tuesday, February 10, 2015

RootsTech 2015 Starts Shortly!

The following is from RootsTech.
RootsTech - February 12-14, 2015New Scheduling Tools Available for RootsTech 2015
RootsTech 2015 Starts Shortly! 
Get excited for what will be the largest RootsTech event ever! There will be more exhibitors, more classes, and more attendees than any of the previous RootsTech events. That means you’ll experience more than ever before.
Below are a few helpful hints to help you have the best RootsTech 2015 experience.

Onsite Check-In:
Conference check-in will take place at the registration area in the south lobby of the Salt Palace Convention Center. Upon check-in, you will receive your badge, any add-on tickets previously purchased, a conference guide, and other essential conference materials. A photo ID is required. To avoid the long lines, come at your earliest convenience.

Conference registration will be open during the following times:
Tuesday:2:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Wednesday:7:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
 5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Thursday:7:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Friday:7:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Saturday:7:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Plan Ahead with Mobile App and Schedule page:
Don’t forget to plan ahead and make the most out of your RootsTech experience by downloading the conference app. This tool will help you to know what’s going on, where things are happening, and what time they start. To download the conference app, visit RootsTech.org.
Another tool to help you is the Schedule page on RootsTech.org. Find your favorite classes using either the keyword search tool or by using filters. Filter by day, family history level, technology level, and more.

There are two convenient underground parking garages available at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Parking is $12–18 per day. There are several less expensive parking lots in downtown Salt Lake City within easy walking distance. The parking lot just north of South Temple Street, between 200 West and 300 West charges $3–$5 per day. Additional parking is available at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building for $10 a day.
For more parking options and information, visit CityCreekParkingSLC.com.  

Exhibitor Highlights and Offers:
This year’s expo hall is bigger than ever with hundreds of interactive and informative booths. Check out some of the special offers and opportunities for RootsTech attendees:

AncestorCloud is a global marketplace of passionate researchers who work together to solve their research problems. Whether you need a record lookup, local photograph, translation, research help, or anything else, AncestorCloud is the community for you. Simply create a description of your problem, attach a monetary reward, and publish it to our vast community to get help from a fellow researcher. While you’re at it, you can solve others’ problems and be rewarded with real money. That money can be spent on more research help or cashed out. AncestorCloud is easy, it saves time, and it's free to join.

Join DIYLegacies.com at RootsTech, Booth 128, and sign up to win a Flip-Pal Scanner. DIYLegacies.com is a premier, online source for individuals and hobbyists engaged in capturing and preserving family photos, stories, and histories. For more information email us at info@diylegacies.com.

Play a game, win prizes, have fun, and get free e-books. Family ChartMasters is the place to come for help with involving your family in their history. The leader in genealogy chart printing will be displaying oversized draft family reunion charts and custom decorative designs, and they would love to discuss your design ideas. Explore the Zap the Grandma Gap books with the tried and tested tips and tricks that will help you teach your family about their history and strengthen your relationships in the process.
Demo schedule is here: http://bit.ly/1vaRb9E
Free 24 page Salt Lake City Travel Guide here: http://bit.ly/1yFt0uw
Contact: info@familychartmasters.com

www.GenealogyWallCharts.com offering is something that has never been offered before: Printing at RootsTech Booth 1643:
  • Free Premium paper on all printed charts, $9 value
  • Buy two, get one free (24x36 or larger)*
  • Free BW fan charts
  • 5 generation pedigree pictures from Family Search
  • 7 or 9 generation fan charts with your genealogy
  • Special backgrounds available*
  • Custom titles and shadowing on all charts
  • 1,000 free blank color fan charts while supply lasts
  • Prints as large as 54x82 #24 paper
Get your pictures uploaded at FamilySearch now!

Stop by booth 328 for a sneak peek of many of the products available soon at LegacyLinx.com. Tap your phone to a photo frame, jewelry, or photo album, and watch the memories come to life. Link to your favorite YouTube video, blog, family site, legacy memorial page, and more. Visitwww.legacylinx.com, sign up for a 30% discount code, and get on the list to be notified of launch this spring. “Don’t just live it. Link it!”

Do you have Italian origins? Are you curious to discover your family birthplaces? Find more about your Italian roots with the Ancestors Tour, the professional service dedicated to third generation Italians, born from an idea of the Museo del Cognome, a one-of-a-kind place in the world about genealogy. Come visit us at booth #136 for a real dive into the past to discover your roots.

The Annual Northwest Genealogy Conference (#NWGC2015) is Aug 13–15, 2015, in Arlington, Washington. Nationally acclaimed speakers CeCe Moore, Judy G. Russell, and Angela McGhie will headline the event. 16 additional speakers, including Linda Harms Okazaki, Cindi Ingle, Lisa Louise Cooke, and Jill Morelli, will present 40 plus courses over 3 days. A $50 deposit reserves your seat, locking in early-bird pricing (limited quantity). Visit us at RootsTech at booth #1626. For more information, visit us at www.nwgc.org.

Need inspiration for telling your family stories or writing your memoir? Stuck in the middle of a family history project that needs help? Visit the Association of Personal Historians at RootsTech booth 232 to learn how a personal historian can help with interviews, video and audio production, photo organization and preservation, writing and editing, print design and layout, and other tasks to bring your family history to life. Look at sample projects and find a personal historian near you. For more information on the Association of Personal Historians (APH), visit our website at www.personalhistorians.org or email info@personalhistorians.org .

If all those photos collecting dust in our closets, boxes, and albums weren't important, why don’t we just throw them away? But we don’t because they are EXTREMELY important to us. We need better and faster ways of getting all of our printed photos and materials scanned. Shotbox is a simple yet powerful way to do just that. As a brand new, patent-pending product Shotbox can help you use the camera on your phone or tablet to get perfect digital images of all your valuable memories. Get them backed up, safe, and shareable! Visit www.shotbox.me or text ROOTS to 1-801-602-4673 for more information.

For more details about RootsTech 2015, visit RootsTech.org.


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