As RootsTech 2012 approaches, we’d like to give you a chance to get to know the RootsTech official bloggers. In this new series, we’ll introduce a few of the bloggers every week leading up to the conference. Take some time to read about each of them and visit their blogs in preparation for RootsTech on February 2 – 4!
Amy Coffin – The We Tree Genealogy Blog
Amy Coffin is the author and creator of The We Tree Genealogy Blog and says that her favorite thing about blogging is interacting with other people who appreciate family history as much as she does. Amy is inspired by the life stories of many of her female ancestors and says that their courage and determination have impacted the way she perceives the world and her own life. Amy loves to use her phone for genealogy because it allows her to keep up with all her social media tools, even when she’s away from home. Her biggest pet peeve is the sound of cellophane candy wrappers being opened during genealogy conference sessions, and her hidden talent is that she can sing like Barry Gibb circa 1977. Read Amy’s full bio on RootsTech.org/community.
Thomas MacEntee – GeneaBloggers
Thomas MacEntee is an author and creator of GeneaBloggers and says that his favorite thing about blogging is the sense of community and the interaction with readers and other bloggers. Originally from Liberty, New York, Thomas started doing genealogy over 20 years ago when he was handed a copy of a book printed in 1916 tracing his Putman line back to 1661 in New York. Thomas says the word that best describes him is “innovative” and he would like to someday invent a revolutionary, game-changing product. If he could be given any gift, it would be interviews with his ancestors. Read Thomas’ full bio on RootsTech.org/community.
Dick Eastman – Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter
Dick Eastman is the author and creator of Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter and has been involved with genealogy for more than 30 years. His favorite thing about blogging is the ability to share information, and his favorite genealogy tech tool is a scanner for digitizing everything from old documents to family photographs and even his own handwritten notes made years ago. When he’s not filling in his family tree, Dick enjoys living in a motor home, ham radio, flying, travel, recumbent bicycles, and many other interests. If he could have one super power it would be total recall. Read Dick’s full bio at RootsTech.org/community.
Holly T. Hansen – Family History Expos
Holly T. Hansen is the owner and founder of Family History Expos and says that her favorite thing about blogging is seeing comments from others when they share their successes and when they ask questions that allow her to assist them further. If Holly had a million dollars, she would invest it in teaching more people about family history and how it heals the soul and brings joy with each new discovery. When she’s not immersed in genealogy, Holly likes to ride her bike, go fishing with her family and play with her grandchildren. Read Holly’s full bio at RootsTech.org/community.