Wednesday, March 27, 2013

So, I got a free 6 month subscription to My Heritage at RootsTech, and I think I may be in has AMAZING features, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the websites, but that's never been enough to get me to join; BUT I'm finding it also has a timeline view that I've been messing around with and is just awesome for too many reasons to post; AND it has "smart match", which finds sources for your ancestors once you upload your family tree; and I don't feel like I've even scratched the surface of all that it's offering me.
Thanks Jared, for giving me the free 6 months even though I didn't technically qualify since I had already created an account!!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Interview with Dear Myrtle

A highlight of RootsTech for me...I was trying to learn about Story@Home at their booth when Pat of DearMyrtle, approached me.  She was clearly in a hurry and mumbled something about someone canceling on her, and quickly asked me what my booth was.  After explaining briefly what it was, she said "I need you", and led me back to her media booth explaining what was going on.  Somewhere in the chaos of it all, I was able to figure out that she had reserved a booth and she was intending to interview me about the product I was representing.

Anyway, while waiting my turn I was able to chat with a man from Fold3 who had been dragged to the media booth in much the same circumstances.  It was kind of fun, and the interview ended up being kind of fun.  Check it out....


Genealogy, technology, genealogy, technology, genealogy, technology...........I don't think it gets any better than this!  A 3 day event so full of amazing resources and technology to help in your genealogy research, I can't really imagine anything better.  I'm afraid my husband thinks I'm officially crazy but I LOVE IT and I can't even help it.

I learned about RootsTech about a year ago when I first got introduced to genealogy, when trying to learn everything I possibly could before teaching a class on the subject (yes, I got in over my head), I stumbled upon one of the RootsTech recorded classes, I then realized that it was an amazing resources of the latest and greatest in genealogy and technology.  So if I wanted to be at the edge, this is where I needed to start.

So here I am a year later, when I found out we were moving to Utah, I signed up as quickly as I could, and this is what I got out of the deal.  Amazing keynote speakers, a Demo Hall with a nearly endless supply of information and resources, and so many classes I could barely narrow each session down to 4 or 5 classes that I wanted to attend.  So I guess my number one complaint, too many awesome topics, how do I choose which ones to attend?!?

Anyway, I loved every minute, and haven't stopped thinking about it since it ended.  I highly recommend attending next year, and watching the recorded classes from this years conference, which you can get online at