15 RootsTech classes to be streamed online

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 4 2014 5:00 p.m. MST

Fifteen sessions of the RootsTech family history and technology conference this year will be broadcast live online at RootsTech.org.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

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SALT LAKE CITY — Fifteen sessions of the RootsTech family history and technology conference will be broadcast live online at RootsTech.org.

The conference is Feb. 6-8 in Salt Lake City. More than 10,000 people have pre-registered to attend the event, according to a news release. Organizers expect more than 20,000 additional viewers for the free online streamed classes. The streamed sessions include a sampling of technology and family history presentations and include those below.

All times are MST.

Thursday, Feb. 6: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., “Top 10 Things I Learned About My Family from My Couch,” by Tammy Hepps; 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., “FamilySearch Family Tree: What’s New and What’s Next,” by Ron Tanner; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., “Intro to DNA for Genealogists,” by James Rader; 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., “Genealogy in the Cloud,” by Randy Hoffman; and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., “Sharing Your Family with Multimedia,” by Michael LeClerc.

Friday, Feb. 7: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., “Storytelling Super Powers: How to Come Off as Your Family’s Genealogy Hero,” by David Adelman; 1 p.m.to 2 p.m., “Tweets, Links, Pins, and Posts: Break Down Genealogical Brick Walls with Social Media,” by Lisa Alzo; 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., “Getting the Most Out of Ancestry.com,” by Crista Cowen; 4 to 5 p.m., “Finding Family and Ancestors Outside the USA with New Technologies” by Daniel Horowitz; and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., “Do It Yourself Photo Restoration,” by Ancestry Insider.

Saturday, Feb. 8: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., “Become an iPad Power User,” by Lisa Louise Cooke; 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., “Information Overload: Managing Online Searches and Their Results,” by Josh Taylor; 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., “A Beginner’s Guide to Going Paperless,” by Randy Whited; 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., “How to Interview Yourself for a Personal History,” by Tom Taylor; and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., “Five Ways to Do Genealogy in Your Sleep,” by Deborah Gamble.

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