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15 RootsTech classes to be streamed online

Published: Friday, Aug. 28 2015 2:25 a.m. MDT

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) 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)

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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