Are you ready for RootsTech 2012? Meet the next round of the RootsTech Official Bloggers and visit their blogs to get excited for the conference on February 2 – 4.
James Tanner – Genealogy’s Star
James Tanner is the author and creator of Genealogy’s Star and is a regular contributor to the TechTips blog. He has been doing genealogy for more than 30 years and says his favorite thing about blogging is getting to meet and interact with really interesting and nice people. James says the word that describes him best is “busy,” but his wife says “compulsive.” When he’s not doing genealogy, James likes to take photographs, write, watch movies, go hiking and camping, travel to see his children and grandchildren around the country and visit interesting sites all over the U.S. If he had a million dollars he would just do more genealogy. Read James’ full bio at rootstech.org/bloggers.
Kimberly Powell – Kimberley’s Genealogy Blog, About.com
Kimberly is a professional genealogist, Web developer, and genealogy blogger for About.com. She got started with genealogy during a class project in fifth grade and her favorite thing about blogging is connecting with and helping others who share her passion for genealogy. The farthest Kimberly has traveled in the name of family history research is France and says that the word that best describes her is “inquisitive.” Kimberly admires the men and women of the “Greatest Generation,” including her grandparents and in-laws, who persevered through the deprivations and calamity of World War II, both in the U.S. and in Europe. If she could have one super power, it would be time travel. Read Kim’s full bio at genealogy.about.com.
Julie Cahill Tarr – GenBlog
Julie Tarr is the author and creator of three genealogy blogs – GenBlog, Writing Your Way to the Past, and Who Will Tell Their Story. She got interested in genealogy because she had to know if the family lore was true – was she really related to Noah Webster, father of the dictionary? She was – he is her third cousin eight times removed. One thing Julie would like to do is travel to various places in Europe where her ancestors once lived. If she had a superpower it would be to converse with the dead and when asked what she likes to do besides genealogy, she said, “Is there anything else?” Read Julie’s full bio at rootstech.org/bloggers.
Renee Zamora – Renee’s Genealogy Blog
Renee is originally from Glen Falls, New York – hometown of BYU basketball star Jimmer Fredette – and the writer behind Renee’s Genealogy Blog. She got interested in genealogy by spending time as a child in the two graveyards on either side of her family home. She loved the peaceful feeling there and wanted to know how she was related to all the people with her last name. If Julie could be given any gift, if would be a huge workshop for her husband so he can get all his stuff organized and out of her space. If she could have one superpower, it would be the ability to fly so she could fly to obscure places in the name of genealogy records. Read Renee’s full bio at rootstech.org/bloggers.