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== About  ==
 
== About  ==
  
The first annual RootsTech conference was held February 10-12, 2011 in Salt Lake City.  The conference is designed to bring together both genealogists and technologists to shape the future of Family History. RootsTech is sponsored by FamilySearch and several genealogy & technology partners. The official conference page is at [http://rootstech.familysearch.org/ http://rootstech.familysearch.org/].  
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The first annual RootsTech conference was held February 10-12, 2011 in Salt Lake City.  The conference is designed to bring together both genealogists and technologists to shape the future of Family History. RootsTech is sponsored by FamilySearch and several genealogy and technology partners. Visit the [http://2011.rootstech.org/ official RootsTech conference page] and the [http://lanyrd.com/2011/rootstech/ Lanyrd RootsTech social conference directory page] for more details and links to write-ups and slide decks.  
  
 
== KeyNote Speakers  ==
 
== KeyNote Speakers  ==
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*<u>Jay Verkler</u> - CEO, [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch International]<br>
 
*<u>Jay Verkler</u> - CEO, [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch International]<br>
  
To learn more about each of the keynote speakers, [http://rootstech.familysearch.org/keynotes.php visit the Keynote Speakers page] on the Rootstech website.  
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To learn more about each of the keynote speakers, [http://rootstech.familysearch.org/keynotes.php visit the Keynote Speakers page] on the Rootstech website.<br>
  
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== Lunch Events  ==
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==== Thursday, February 10th  ====
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*LE001 ''Mobile Applications: the Hows, Whys and Future'' presented by Kendall Hulet and sponsored by [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry.com]
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*LE006 ''Family History in the Age of the Cloud'' presented by Chris van der Kuyl and sponsored by [http://www.brightsolid.com/ BrightSolid]
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==== Friday, February 11th  ====
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*LE003 ''FamilySearch Developers Network'' presented by Gordon Clarke and sponsored by the [https://devnet.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Developer Network] and [http://sharingtime.com SharingTime.com].
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*LE004 ''Family History Technology: Where have we been and where are we going?'' presented by Professor William Barrett and sponsored by the [https://cs.byu.edu/ BYU Computer Science Department].
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*LE002 ''Leveraging Tradition and Technology: Building a National Website with Four People'' presented by Ryan J. Woods and sponsored by the [http://www.americanancestors.org/ New England Historic Genealogical Society]
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==== Saturday, February 12th  ====
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*LE005 ''High Touch and High Tech: Being a Successful 21st Century Genealogical Society'' presented by Curt Witcher and sponsored by the [http://www.fgs.org/ Federation of Genealogical Societies]
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:[http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2HQ2nT/www.luxegen.ca/genealogy/rootstech-takeaways-high-tech-high-touch/ Luxegen Genealogy and Family History Blog - Rootstech Takeaways: High Tech High Touch]
  
 
== Conference Courses  ==
 
== Conference Courses  ==
  
Classes at Rootstech 2011 were organized into two tracks: Tech Users (TU) and&nbsp;Tech Creators (TC). In addition, there were multiple luncheon events and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconference unconference]&nbsp;sessions. Courses are listed at&nbsp;[http://rootstech.familysearch.org/sessions.php http://rootstech.familysearch.org/sessions.php].  
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Classes at Rootstech 2011 were organized into two tracks: Tech Users (TU) and&nbsp;Tech Creators (TC). In addition, there were multiple luncheon events and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconference unconference] sessions. Courses are listed at the [http://rootstech.familysearch.org/sessions.php RootsTech] site and on the [http://lanyrd.com/2011/rootstech/ Lanyrd social conference directory].  
  
More detailed information is available for each of the following courses.  
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More detailed information is available for each of the following courses. See [http://lanyrd.com/2011/rootstech/ Lanyrd] more links to more coverage and slide decks.  
  
 
==== Thursday, February 10th  ====
 
==== Thursday, February 10th  ====
  
*TC112:[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Virtual_Panorama_Photography &nbsp;360 Degree Virtual Panorama Photos/Photo Imaging for Producing Authentic On-Site Family History Root Experiences with Multimedia] - class taught by John Kuzmich, Jr &amp; Ivan Majc.
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*TC112:[[Virtual Panorama Photography|360 Degree Virtual Panorama Photos/Photo Imaging for Producing Authentic On-Site Family History Root Experiences with Multimedia]] - class taught by John Kuzmich, Jr &amp; Ivan Majc.
  
 
==== Friday, February 11th  ====
 
==== Friday, February 11th  ====
  
*TU037: Easy Digital Newsletters - class taught by Pat Richley-Ericson (aka [http://blog.dearmyrtle.com/ DearMyrtle]). &nbsp;Read Joan Miller's [http://www.luxegen.ca/genealogy/rootstech-takeaways-easy-digital-newsletters/ blog post about her experience as a participant].&nbsp;
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*TU015: The Power of PDF: Tools for Every Genealogist] presented by D. Josh Taylor
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*TU037: Easy Digital Newsletters - class taught by Pat Richley-Ericson (aka [http://blog.dearmyrtle.com/ DearMyrtle]). &nbsp;Read Joan Miller's [http://www.luxegen.ca/genealogy/rootstech-takeaways-easy-digital-newsletters/ blog post about her experience as a participant].
  
 
==== Saturday, February 12th  ====
 
==== Saturday, February 12th  ====
  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Social_Networking_Technology_Resources_for_Genealogical_Societies TC091:&nbsp;An Exploration of the Integration of Social Networking Technologies into the Core Activities of Genealogical Societies] - presented by Tony Hansen of the Dallas Genealogical Society.<br>  
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*TC091 - [[Social Networking Technology Resources for Genealogical Societies|An Exploration of the Integration of Social Networking Technologies into the Core Activities of Genealogical Societies]] presented by Tony Hansen of the Dallas Genealogical Society.<br>  
*CL079: [[Genealogical Data Standards (RootsTech Session)|Genealogical Data Standards]] - open discussion moderated by [[User:AncestryInsider|the Ancestry Insider]].<br>  
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*TC231 - Cloud Computing: What It is and How It Has Been Used to Create the Next FamilySearch.org] presented by Brian Pugh
*TU229: [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/FamilySearch_Community_Tools FamilySearch Community Tools] - class taught by Fran Jensen
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*CL052 - Virtual Presentations Round Table] moderated by Thomas MacEntee
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*CL079 - [[Genealogical Data Standards (RootsTech Session)|Genealogical Data Standards]] - open discussion moderated by [[User:AncestryInsider|the Ancestry Insider]].<br>  
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*TU229 - [[FamilySearch Community Tools]] - workshop taught by [[User:JensenFA|Fran Jensen]]
  
Guidance for RootsTech Presenters [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/FamilySearch_Wiki:RootsTech_Presenters was available online].&nbsp;
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[[FamilySearch Wiki:RootsTech Presenters|Guidance for RootsTech Presenters]] was available online.
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==== [http://rootstech.familysearch.org/video.php '''Watch selected presentations online:'''] ====
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*Jay Verkler - Keynote<br>
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*Barry Ewell - Digital Preservation<br>
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*Curt Witcher - Explore Emerging Technologies<br>
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*Brian Pugh - Cloud Computing<br>
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*Thomas MacEntee - Shape the Future of Family History - Roundtable<br>
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*Brewster Kahle - Connect and Collaborate<br>
  
 
== Official Conference Bloggers  ==
 
== Official Conference Bloggers  ==
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*Schelly Talalay Dardashti - [http://tracingthetribe.blogspot.com/ Tracing the Tribe: the Jewish Genealogy Blog]  
 
*Schelly Talalay Dardashti - [http://tracingthetribe.blogspot.com/ Tracing the Tribe: the Jewish Genealogy Blog]  
 
*DearMYRTLE - [http://blog.dearmyrtle.com/ DearMYRTLE]  
 
*DearMYRTLE - [http://blog.dearmyrtle.com/ DearMYRTLE]  
*Dick Eastman - Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter  
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*Dick Eastman - [http://blog.eogn.com/ Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter]
 
*AncestryInsider - [http://ancestryinsider.blogspot.com/ AncestryInsider]  
 
*AncestryInsider - [http://ancestryinsider.blogspot.com/ AncestryInsider]  
 
*Thomas MacEntee - [http://www.geneabloggers.com/ Geneabloggers]  
 
*Thomas MacEntee - [http://www.geneabloggers.com/ Geneabloggers]  
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*Joan Miller - [http://www.luxegen.ca/ Luxegen Genealogy]  
 
*Joan Miller - [http://www.luxegen.ca/ Luxegen Genealogy]  
 
*Kimberly Powell - [http://genealogy.about.com/b/ About.com Genealogy]&nbsp;  
 
*Kimberly Powell - [http://genealogy.about.com/b/ About.com Genealogy]&nbsp;  
*Lorine McGinnis Schulze - [http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/ Olive Tree Genealogy]  
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*Lorine McGinnis Schulze - [http://olivetreegenealogy.blogspot.com/ Olive Tree Genealogy]  
 
*Randy Seaver - [http://www.geneamusings.com/ Genea-Musings]  
 
*Randy Seaver - [http://www.geneamusings.com/ Genea-Musings]  
 
*James Tanner - [http://genealogysstar.blogspot.com/ Genealogy's Star]  
 
*James Tanner - [http://genealogysstar.blogspot.com/ Genealogy's Star]  
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*[http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry]  
 
*[http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry]  
 
*[http://www.brightsolid.com/ BrightSolid]  
 
*[http://www.brightsolid.com/ BrightSolid]  
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*CDI Media
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*Cherish Bound
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*Crystal Inn
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*Dell
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*Digital Scrapbook Memories
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*DMT Publishing
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*EasyFamilyHistory.com
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*Emkay International
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*Family History Expos
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*Family Roots Publishing Company
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*FamilyLink.com
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*FamilySearch
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*FamilySearch Software Community
 
*[http://www.fgs.org/ Federation of Genealogical Societies]  
 
*[http://www.fgs.org/ Federation of Genealogical Societies]  
 
*[http://flip-pal.com/ Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner]  
 
*[http://flip-pal.com/ Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner]  
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*Genealogy Registry
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*Genealogy Today LLC
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*Generation Maps
 
*[http://www.genetree.com/ GeneTree]  
 
*[http://www.genetree.com/ GeneTree]  
 
*[http://www.geni.com/ Geni]  
 
*[http://www.geni.com/ Geni]  
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*Incline Software
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*Legacy Family Tree
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*LifeStory Productions, Inc.
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*Lifewood Data Technology Ltd.
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*My Heritage
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*Names in Stone
 
*[http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/ National Genealogy Society]  
 
*[http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/ National Genealogy Society]  
*[http://www.americanancestors.org/ New England Historic Genealogy Society]  
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*National Institute for Genealogical Studies
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*[http://www.americanancestors.org/ New England Historic Genealogical Society]  
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*Next Generation Software
 
*[http://www.ohanasoftware.com/ Ohana Software]  
 
*[http://www.ohanasoftware.com/ Ohana Software]  
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*One Great Family
 
*[http://www.opengen.net/ Open Gen]  
 
*[http://www.opengen.net/ Open Gen]  
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*Oracle
 
*[https://www.family-genealogy.com/index.aspx Our Familyology]  
 
*[https://www.family-genealogy.com/index.aspx Our Familyology]  
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*Photoloom
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*Pleiades Software Development, Inc.
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*ReadyMicro Inc.
 
*[http://www.rfmemorialtechnology.com/ RF Memorial Technology]  
 
*[http://www.rfmemorialtechnology.com/ RF Memorial Technology]  
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*Richardson Design
 
*[http://www.rootsmagic.com/ RootsMagic]  
 
*[http://www.rootsmagic.com/ RootsMagic]  
*[http://tpstry.com/ Tpstry]&nbsp;
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*RootsTech
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*Salt Lake Plaza Hotel At Temple Square
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*[http://sharingtime.com SharingTime.com]  
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*Sprint
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*Southern California Genealogical Society
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*The Express Book Machine at the BYU Bookstore
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*The International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen)
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*The MagiKey, LLC
 
*[http://lythgoes.net/genealogy/software.php TNG: The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding]  
 
*[http://lythgoes.net/genealogy/software.php TNG: The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding]  
*[http://vintageaerial.com/ Vintage Aerial]&nbsp;&nbsp;- see the Vintage Aerial team [http://blog.tpstry.com/2011/02/3-questions-with-vintage-aerial/ answer 3 questions from Tpstry]
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*[http://tpstry.com/ Tpstry]
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*Truscape Solutions, Inc
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*Utah Genealogical Association
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*[http://vintageaerial.com/ Vintage Aerial] - see the Vintage Aerial team [http://blog.tpstry.com/2011/02/3-questions-with-vintage-aerial/ answer 3 questions from Tpstry]  
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*Visit Salt Lake
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*Voices and Images
  
 
View the floor plan map [http://rootstech.familysearch.org/RootsTech_floor_plan_2011.pdf at the RootsTech site].  
 
View the floor plan map [http://rootstech.familysearch.org/RootsTech_floor_plan_2011.pdf at the RootsTech site].  
  
 
== Attendees  ==
 
== Attendees  ==
* [[:Category:Attendees of RootsTech 2011|Attendees of RootsTech 2011]]
 
  
[[Category:Conferences]]
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*[[:Category:Attendees of RootsTech 2011|Attendees of RootsTech 2011]]
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== News Feeds  ==
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*[http://www.google.com/reader/shared/user/16209268016599136195/label/RootsTech Recent Blog Posts about RootsTech 2011]
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*[http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23rootstech Twitter Feed for #rootstech Hashtag]
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== External links  ==
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*[http://rootstech.org/ Official site]
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*[http://lanyrd.com/2011/rootstech/ RootsTech 2011 social directory] - Lanyrd.com
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About

The first annual RootsTech conference was held February 10-12, 2011 in Salt Lake City.  The conference is designed to bring together both genealogists and technologists to shape the future of Family History. RootsTech is sponsored by FamilySearch and several genealogy and technology partners. Visit the official RootsTech conference page and the Lanyrd RootsTech social conference directory page for more details and links to write-ups and slide decks.

KeyNote Speakers

RootsTech 2011 featured 4 keynote speakers.  Their presentations were broadcast via live streaming. 

To learn more about each of the keynote speakers, visit the Keynote Speakers page on the Rootstech website.

Lunch Events

Thursday, February 10th

  • LE001 Mobile Applications: the Hows, Whys and Future presented by Kendall Hulet and sponsored by Ancestry.com
  • LE006 Family History in the Age of the Cloud presented by Chris van der Kuyl and sponsored by BrightSolid

Friday, February 11th

Saturday, February 12th

Luxegen Genealogy and Family History Blog - Rootstech Takeaways: High Tech High Touch

Conference Courses

Classes at Rootstech 2011 were organized into two tracks: Tech Users (TU) and Tech Creators (TC). In addition, there were multiple luncheon events and unconference sessions. Courses are listed at the RootsTech site and on the Lanyrd social conference directory.

More detailed information is available for each of the following courses. See Lanyrd more links to more coverage and slide decks.

Thursday, February 10th

Friday, February 11th

Saturday, February 12th

Guidance for RootsTech Presenters was available online.

Watch selected presentations online:

  • Jay Verkler - Keynote
  • Barry Ewell - Digital Preservation
  • Curt Witcher - Explore Emerging Technologies
  • Brian Pugh - Cloud Computing
  • Thomas MacEntee - Shape the Future of Family History - Roundtable
  • Brewster Kahle - Connect and Collaborate

Official Conference Bloggers

RoosTech invited 16 genealogy bloggers to serve as Official Conference Bloggers. 

Bloggers (official & unofficial) and those on Twitter sure had a lot to report! To view posts and tweets, visit the Geneabloggers RootsTech blogroll

Exhibitors

The following companies exhibited at RootsTech 2011 Expo Hall:

View the floor plan map at the RootsTech site.

Attendees

News Feeds

External links


 

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