RootsTech Here We Come

Genealogy Conference - Rootstech

We are going to RootsTech in Salt Lake City in February!  Our registrations has been sent in and the flights and hotel booked.

I’m the genealogist in the family.  My spouse is the tolerant supporter.  BUT he is getting into it having recently accompanied me on sleuthing trips to neighbouring provincial archives.

I’m interested in genealogy technologies and whatever is new in the world of genealogy.  How better to learn about this?  Go to RootsTech!

What is RootsTech?

RootsTech is a “new conference focused on finding and applying technical innovations in genealogy”.

There is an early bird special on until January 8, 2010.  Register now and pay only $99.  After that the registration fee goes up to $150.

  • $99 early bird registration (register before January 8, 2011)
  • Walking distance from the Family History Library
  • February 10-12, 2011
  • Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah

Dozens of classes, workshops, lectures and discussion will be held over the three days of RootsTech. A selection of the topics covered:

  • Applying social networking techniques and technologies to collaborate as families and societies
  • Cameras, scanners, and preservation devices
  • How to use cloud computing to deploy highly reliable, scalable systems
  • Using standards and authorities to enhance applications and search techniques
  • Handwriting recognition and automated transcription
  • Search engines and finding tools
  • GPS mapping
  • Tricks and travails in embedding external components
  • Leveraging records digitization and preservation
  • Media capture and conversion
  • Available APIs and Web services
  • Understanding new markets
  • Mobile devices and smartphone applications
  • Much, much more!

Will you join us?

We are going to SLC a few days early to research in the family history library. If you are planning to attend Rootstech please contact us and we can meet up.

Hope to see YOU at RootsTech!  Register now before the price goes up!

==>Go here to register for RootsTech