Thursday, February 6, 2014

FamilySearch Exhibit at RootsTech 2014

FamilySearch also has a large exhibit area at the front of the exhibit hall.  Here are some photos of their display:

On one side of the display area is the seating area to watch FamilySearch videos and presentations.

In the photo below, taken from the other side of the display, is a view of the area where FamilySearch staff is helping patrons find results on the computer systems:

Across the aisle from the area above, there is an area with a number of computer sets and patrons can find "fun" things on a number of FamilySearch sites, especially the FamilySearch Family Tree:

The options include access to (migration paths), (descendants from an ancestor), (family crests), (create a fan chart), On This Day in History (, House of Names (, and Genealogy 101 (, a fun trivia game).  For some of the activities, the patron can save the graphic created to a flash drive.

I thought that was a great way to introduce some of the "add-on" tools to create charts and use the Family Tree in creative ways.

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1 comment:

Claudia said...

Thank you for the links; I am having a lot of fun entering the birthdays.