Thursday, February 2, 2012

Day 3 at SLC - RootsTech Day 1 Continues

After lunch, and writing Day 3 in SLC - RootsTech Starts, I toddled off to the Genealogy Idol competition in Room 255B, the hottest place in Salt Lake City.  Geoff Rasmussen of Legacy Family Tree hosted a webinar featuring a competition between four genealogists for the title of Genealogy Idol.  The four contestants were Elyse Doerflinger (at RootsTech), Elizabeth Clark (at RootsTech), Marian Pierre-Louis (at home in Massachusetts) and Michael Hait (at home in Delaware).  They each made three three-minute presentations on a Technology Tip, a Genealogy Serendipity experience, and a Favorite Genealogy Website.  The audience in the room at RootsTech could vote (if they had a laptop, not smart phones or tablets) and the audience at home could vote for their choice for Genealogy Idol.  Marian Pierre-Louis was voted the Genealogy Idol in this competition.  Legacy Family Tree should have this webinar available for viewing for free for ten days at

I took this picture of Elizabeth, Geoff and Elyse:

I went back to the Media Hub and several bloggers and readers and vendors came by to talk.  I missed the 4:15 p.m. start of the Galaxy Girls presentation in 255B with Jill Ball - I wish that I had attended, although Jill's syllabus was great with a nice list of Android apps useful for genealogy and social media. 

I went back to the hotel at 5 p.m., and we went down to dinner at JB's, and then back to the Salt Palace by 5:50 p.m. to look for my iPhone stylus (still lost somewhere...) and for Linda to see the Exhibit Hall.  We then attended the Ryan Hamilton humor show sponsored by Brightsolid in Room 155.  This room took the crown of being the hottest place in Salt Lake City tonight.  Hamilton was funny at times, but the only thing that kept me awake was the cackling laughter in back of me.  I'm tired after two nights of not enough sleep.  I know, there's no rest for the genea-weary...

Then it was back to the hotel, some email reading, some blog posting, and I'm off to bed early tonight.

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