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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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== Conference Courses  ==
 
== 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 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconference unconference] sessions. Courses are listed at [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 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  ====
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==== Friday, February 11th  ====
 
==== Friday, February 11th  ====
  
*TU037: Easy Digital Newsletters - class taught by Pat Richley-Ericson (aka [http://blog.dearmyrtle.com/ DearMyrtle]).  Read Joan Miller's [http://www.luxegen.ca/genealogy/rootstech-takeaways-easy-digital-newsletters/ blog post about her experience as a participant]. 
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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]).  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  ====
  
*[[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: [[FamilySearch Community Tools]] - class taught by [[User:JensenFA|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]]
  
 
[[FamilySearch Wiki:RootsTech Presenters|Guidance for RootsTech Presenters]] was available online.  
 
[[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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*[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://sharingtime.com SharingTime.com]
 
 
*[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]  
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*National Institute for Genealogical Studies
 
*[http://www.americanancestors.org/ New England Historic Genealogical Society]  
 
*[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].  
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*[http://lanyrd.com/2011/rootstech/ RootsTech 2011 social directory] - Lanyrd.com
 
*[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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