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Monday, March 18, 2013

Digging For Roots Online

By Dennis L. Maness, MLS

I’ll have the privilege of attending RootsTech 2013 in Salt Lake City this year. It’s turning out to be the biggest genealogical conference ever in the U.S.—5000 people have already registered!

Now here’s the “online” part—13 of the classes will be broadcast including the usually very exciting keynote addresses.

There was an announcement about what else will be broadcast on the FamilySearch Blog at And even better news, you don’t have to watch at the same time as the broadcast, they will be archived on the RootsTech site just as they did last year so you can watch them anytime.
The really exciting news is that right now you can download the syllabi of all the classes on the RootsTech site. Click on the “Schedule” link on the left side of the page, click on “Main Schedule. Under the “Session” column there are links in red to the syllabus of each class. I don’t know how long the links will be up so you might want to download them now.

I personally thank RootsTech and FamilySearch for doing this; it’s a great way for those of you who can’t attend the conference to learn new things and methods.

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