RootsTech is the annual genealogy-meets-technology conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah, and this year is being held Wednesday 28th February to Saturday 3rd March. Not all of us can make it over there in person, but we can watch some of the presentations at home. Inspired by Sylvia Valentine who has “translated” the timetable from MST (Mountain Standard Time) into GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) for UK and Ireland folks, below is the timetable in NZDT (New Zealand Daylight Time). New Zealand is 20 hours ahead of Salt Lake City, so don’t get confused by the “Wednesday General Session” happening on a Thursday, etc!
There’s an excellent line-up of speakers, and if you have British Isles ancestry I can definitely recommend Myko Clelland and Brian Donovan – I’ve heard them both speak in person and they’re bound to give engaging and informative presentations.
For more details on the presentations and the live stream, visit the RootsTech website.
Alarm clocks at the ready!
|Thursday, 1st March
|Family History in 5 Minutes a Day
|DNA—One Family, One World
|Organizing and Preserving Photograph Collections
|Finding the Answers: The Basics of WWII Research
|Wednesday General Session and Innovation Showcase
|Steve Rockwood, CEO of FamilySearch International
|Friday, 2nd March
|Thursday General Session
|Brandon Stanton, founder of Humans of New York
|MyHeritage DNA 101: From Test to Results
|Google Photos: Collect, Organize, Preserve, and Share
|Unlocking Roman Catholic Records
|A Gift of Life: Who’s Writing Your Story?
|Saturday, 3rd March
|Friday General Session
|findmypast’s British and Irish Hidden Gems
|Finding the Right DNA Test for You
|How Not to Leave Your Genealogy Behind
|Amy Johnson Crow and Curt Witcher
|Finding Elusive Records at FamilySearch
|Sunday, 4th March
|Saturday General Session
|Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Natalia Lafourcade
|Civil Registration Indexes of England and Wales
|Advancing Your Genealogy Research with DNA
|Pain in the Access: More Web for Your Genealogy