Sunday, February 9, 2014

RootsTech 2014 Genealogy Blog Compendium (Last Updated 7 March 2014)

Here is the RootsTech 2014 genealogy blog compendium - posts by geneabloggers at RootsTech 2014 (physically or virtually) reporting there views and experiences.


1)  Randy Seaver on the Genea-Musings blog:

*  RootsTech Day 1 - I went to the Library! (5 February 2014)
*  Thursday Morning at RootsTech 2014 (6 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech 2014 -- New Genealogy Product: AncestorCloud (6 Feb 2014)
*  Panorama View of the RootsTech 2014 Entry (6 Feb 2014)
*  Ancestry.com Exhibit at RootsTech 2014 (6 Feb 2014)
*  MyHeritage Exhibit at RootsTech 2014 (6 Feb 2014)
*  FindMyPast Display at RootsTech 2014 (6 Feb 2014)
*  FamilySearch Exhibit at RootsTech 2014 (6 Feb 2014)
*  Friday Keynotes at RootsTech 2014 (7 Feb 2014)
* RootsTech 2014 - New Genealogy Product: Saving Memories Forever (7 Feb 2014)
*  More Expo Hall Photos from RootsTech 2014 (7 Feb 2014)
*  Expo Hall Panorama View at RootsTech 2014 (7 Feb 2014)
*  Highlights From Friday at RootsTech 2014 (7 Feb 2014)
*  Saturday Keynotes from RootsTech 2014 (8 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech 2014 - New Genealogy Product: Extreme Genes Podcast/Radio Show (8 Feb 2014)
*  More RootsTech 2014 Expo Hall Photographs (8 Feb 2014)
*  Pictures From the Geneabloggers After-RootsTech Party (9 Feb 2014)
*  Even More RootsTech 2014 Expo Hall Photos (10 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech 2014 Streamed Videos are Online Now! (10 Feb 2014)
*  Tammy Hepps: "Top 10 Things I Learned About My Family From My Couch" at RootsTech 2014 (10 Feb 2014)
*  FamilySearch YouTube Channel Has Short Videos About RootsTech 2014 (11 Feb 2014)
*  "Randy at RootsTech 2014" Flipboard Magazine Available (11 Feb 2014)

2)  James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog:

*  #RootsTech 2014 - A Pre-Conference Visit to the Salt Palace (5 February 2014)
*  #InnovatorSummit - Latest Updates From Key FamilySearch Executives at #RootsTech (5 February 2014)
*  #RootsTech -- Opening Keynote & etc. (6 February 2014)
*  #RootsTech 2014 -- Ron Tanner On FamilySearch Family Tree What's New etc. (6 Feb 2014)
*  #RootsTech 2014 - Update on #MyHeritage (6 Feb 2014)
*  #RootsTech 2014 -- Impressions of the Agreements Between the Large Genealogy Companies (7 Feb 2014)
*  #RootsTech 2014 -- Keynotes and Other Notes (7 Feb 2014)
*  This Video is a Good Way to Get a Flavor of the People Talking at RootsTech (7 Feb 2014)
*  #RootsTech 2014 -- Talking to Everyone all Day (7 Feb 2014)
*  #RootsTech 2014 -- Winners of the Developer Challenge (7 Feb 2014)
*  #RootsTech 2014 -- An Overview Before the Last Day (8 Feb 2014)
*  #RootsTech 2014 -- Keynote on the Last Day (8 Feb 2014)
*  #RootsTech 2014 -- Walking, Talking and now Writing (8 Feb 2014)
*  #RootsTech 2014 -- #BillionGraves Adds Supporting Records (9 Feb 2014)
*  #RootsTech 2014 -- Overall Impression and What Can You Get Out Of it?  (9 Feb 2014)
*  MyHeritage -- The Vision to Become the World's Leading Genealogy Company #RootsTech 2014 (9 Feb 2014)
*  Deseret News Features Blogging Presentation (10 Feb 2014)
*  Coverage of RootsTech 2014 Conference in the Deseret News (10 Feb 2014)
*  #RootsTech 2014 Connecting Your Family -- Past, Present and Future (11 Feb 2014)
*  Interview With Judy Russell: Blogger, Lawyer, Professor and Genealogist by James Tanner (11 Feb 2014)
*  Interview with Annelies van den Belt, CEO of FindMyPast, by James Tanner (13 Feb 2014)
*  Ancestor Cloud (17 Feb 2014)
*  StoryPress -- an Audio Storytelling Platform (17 Feb 2014)

3)  M. Diane Rogers on the CanadaGenealogy, or 'Jane's Your Aunt' blog:

*  RootsTech 2014 Begins! (posted 4 February 2014)
*  Get Ready to Watch RootsTech From Home! (5 February 2014)
*  RootsTech 2014 - First Day! (6 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech 2014 - Day 2 (7 Feb 2014)
 RootsTech 2014 - Day 3 (8 Feb 2014)
&  RootsTech 2014 - Day 4 (11 Feb 2014)

4)  The Ancestry Insider blog:

*  More Free RootsTech
*  #RootsTech FamilySearch Blogger Dinner Report (5 Feb 2014)
*  #RootsTech Ancestry Blogger Breakfast (6 Feb 2014)
*  #RootsTech Thursday's Opening Session (7 Feb 2014)
*  #RootsTech - Find A Grave App Coming Soon, FamilySearch to Follow (10 Feb 2014)
*  #RootsTech - FindMyPast's Annelies van den Belt Encourages Participation (11 Feb 2014)
*  #RootsTech -- Rencher Warns: What Must Not Change (12 Feb 2014)
*  #RootsTech Brimhall Town Meeting (13 Feb 2014)
*  #RootsTech -- Judy Russell Nails Friday Keynote (18 Feb 2014)
*  #RootsTech -- New FamilySearch Indexing Program (19 Feb 2014)
*  #RootsTech -- Ancestry DNA Saturday (20 Feb 2014)
*  #RootsTech -- Developer Challenge 2014 (25 Feb 2014)
*  #RootsTech -- Stephanie Nielson's Saturday Keynote (26 Feb 2014)
*  #RootsTech -- Cowan's Highlights (27 Feb 2014)
*  #RootsTech 2014 Syllabus Wanting (4 Mar 2014)
*  #RootsTech -- FamilySearch Family Tree: What's Next (5 Mar 2014)
*  Serendipity at #RootsTech 2014 (7 Mar 2014)

5)  Donna Potter Phillips on the Tika's Teachings blog and the Eastern Washington genealogical Society Blog:

*  Tika & RootsTech (5 February 2014)
*  RootsTech: Where Old Friends Gather To Learn New Stuff (10 Feb 2014)

6)  Miriam Robbins on the Ancestories: Stories of My Ancestors blog:

*  RootsTech: Innovator Day (5 February 2014)
*  FindMyPast Offers Even Better Value With New Subscription Prices (6 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech 2014: Day One (6 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech: Day Two (7 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech: Day Three (8 Feb 2014)

7)  Thom Reed on the FamilySearch Blog:

*  The RootsTech 2014 Developer's Challenge Finalists (5 February 2014)
*  RootsTech Developer Challenge Winner is Saving Memories Forever (7 Feb 2014)

8)  Leland and Dale Meitzler on the GenealogyBlog:

*  RootsTech 2014 is Underway (6 February 2014)
*  RootsPoint -- A Facebook for the Dead? (7 Feb 2014)

9)  Diane Haddad on the Genealogy Insider blog:

*  FamilySearch Launches Obituary Indexing Effort and More News from RootsTech (6 February 2014)
*  Genealogy News Corral: RootsTech 2014 Edition (7 Feb 2014)

10)  Dick Eastman on Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter:

*  FindMyPast Announces a New Movile App: Capture for iPhone (6 February 2014)
*  Family History Center Guests and LDS Church Members Will Receive Free Access to More Family History Records (6 February 2014)
*  Dead Men Tell No Tales...But Their Obituaries Do!  Announcing a New Obituary Indexing Project (6 February 2014)
*  New FamilySearch Indexing Program Coming This Year (6 Feb 2014)
*  FamilySearch Handouts: Dead Men Tell No Tales But Their Obituaries Do! (6 Feb 2014)
*  "The Pioneer Woman" Talks About Blogging Family History (6 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech Day 1 (by John Ralls) (6 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech Day 2 (by John Ralls) (7 Feb 2014)
*  StoryLava Announces Next-Generation Personal History Platform (8 Feb 2014)
*  From RootsTech 2014: Dr. Spencer Wells Says Genealogy May Overtake Gardening (8 Feb 2014)
*  From RootsTech 2014: Judy Russell Discusses Scots-Irish Storytelling (8 Feb 2014)
*  View Interviews and Video of RootsTech 2014 on YouTube (8 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech Day 3 (by John Ralls) (8 Feb 2014)

11)  Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog:

*  At the RootsTech Opening Bell (6 February 2014)
*  Just Three Generations (7 Feb 2014)

12)  Steve Anderson on the FamilySearch Blog:

*  I've Seen That Face Somewhere Before! (6 Feb 2014)
*  View Interviews and Video Highlights of RootsTech 2014 on YouTube (8 Feb 2014)

13)  Amy Coffin on The We Tree Genealogy Blog:

*  Innovator Summit at RootsTech (6 Feb 2014)
*  FamilySearch Blogger and Media Dinner at RootsTech (6 Feb 2014)
*  RoosTech Expo Hall Sneak Preview (7 Feb 2014)
*  PERSI 3.0 with Curt Witcher at RootsTech (7 Feb 2014)
*  The Best Seat in the RootsTech House (8 Feb 2014)
*  A Visit With Peoplefinders at RootsTech (8 Feb 2014)
*  A Visit with StoryPress at RootsTech (14 Feb 2014)

14)  Terri O'Connell on the In-Depth Genealogist blog:

*  RootsTech 2014: Day One (6 Feb 2014)

15)  Renee Zamora on Renee's Genealogy Blog:

*  RootsTech 2014 Innovator Summit - Big News For LDS Members Too (6 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech 2014 Day 2 - I'm Listening But I'm not Crying! (7 Feb 2014)
*  Welcome to RootsTech 2014 - Get Ready For Friday (7 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech 2014 Day 3 - The Youth Are Coming (9 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech 2014 Day 4 - Get To Work! (18 Feb 2014)
*  Some Things I Learned at RootsTech 2014 by Donald R. Snow (4 Mar 2014)

16)  Louis Kessler's Behold Blog:

*  RootsTech 2014 Innovator Summit (5 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech 2014 Day One (6 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech 2014 Day Two (7 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech 2014 Day 3 (8 Feb 2014)
*  My Analysis of RootsTech 2014 (10 Feb 2014)
*  13 Genealogy Programs From RootsTech (10 Feb 2014)

17)  Michael J. Leclerc on the Mocavo Genealogy Blog:

*  Michael J. Leclerc Livestreaming From RootsTech (6 Feb 2014)

18)  Nancy Shively on the Gathering Stories blog:

*  RootsTech Day One (6 Feb 2014)

19)  Russ Worthington on the A Worthington Weblog blog:

*  A Funny Thing Happened at #RootsTech 2014 (6 Feb 2014)

20)  Glen H. Greener on the FamilySearch Blog:

*  Ree Drummond: Rancher's Wife, Author and Speaker Speaks at RootsTech 2014 (6 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech 2014 Wrap-up (25 Feb 2014)

21)  Sue Maxwell on the Granite Genealogy blog:

*  RootsTech: So Many Class Choices! Where Do I Start? (3 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech: A and Better BillionGraves Coming Feb. 5th (4 Feb 2014)
*  FamilySearch Works To Put the Worlds Historical Records Online in One Generation - More Info at RootsTech (4 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech Wednesday (7 Feb 2014)
*  #RootsTech Thursday (12 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech Friday (13 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech Saturday (14 Feb 2014)

22)  Linda on the Passage to the Past's Blog:

*  Salt Lake City and RootsTech Days 1 & 2 (7 Feb 2014)
*  Salt Lake City RootsTech Days 3 & 4 (10 Feb 2014)

23)  Liz Walker on The In-Depth Genealogist blog:

*  RootsTech in My PJs (7 Feb 2014)

24)  Michelle Goodrum on the The Turning of Generations Blog:

*  RootsTech 2014 Innovator Summit (6 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech -- Exhibit Hall Wanderings - Part 1 (7 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech - Three Things I Learned in Each Session Today (7 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech Day 2 (7 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech -- Exhibit Hall Wanderings - Part 2 (8 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech Day 3 (9 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech - Three Things I learned in Each Session on Friday (11 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech Exhibit Hall Wanderings - Part 3 (12 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech - Three Things I Learned on Saturday (25 Feb 2014)

25)  Schelly Dardashti on the MyHeritage Blog:

*  RootsTech 2014 Day 1 (6 Feb 2014)

26)  Michael McCormick on the Enduring Legacy Genealogy blog:

*  RootsTech 2014: My Thursday Thoughts (6 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech 2014: Wrap-up Post (12 Feb 2014)

26)  Lynn Broderick on the FamilySearch Blog and on The Single Leaf blog:

*  The Innovator Summit Offers an Amazing Peek Into the Future (6 Feb 2014)
*  What Your Grandchildren Wished You Would Have Tweeted (7 Feb 2014)
 RootsTech 2014: Reaching New Heights at the Innovator Summit (7 Feb 2014)
*  Capturing and #SharingStories in 140 Characters or Less (11 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech 2014: Reaching the Summit With New Mountains To Climb, Part 1 (11 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech 2014: Reaching the Summit with New Mountains to Climb, Part 2 (16 Feb 2014)
*  Author of Heaven Is Here Shares Her Story at RootsTech 2014 (20 Feb 2014)

27)  Fran Kitto on the TravelGenee blog:

*  What Did I learn From RootsTech Day One (7 Feb 2014)
*  Part 1: Sessions Report for Day Two at RootsTech 2014 (8 Feb 2014)
*  Part 2: Day Two at RootsTech (8 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech Day 3 Sessions, Part 1: Genealogy Research Log (14 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech Day 3, Part 2: successful Genealogy Search (23 Feb 2014)

28)  Maggie Stevens on the FamilySearch Blog:

*  Can DNA Prove We Are All Related? (7 Feb 2014)

29)  Andrew Hanson-Dvoracek on the Vita Brevis blog:

*  Collaboration at RootsTech 2014 (7 Feb 2014)
*  Home From RootsTech 2014 (12 Feb 2014)

30)  Elizabeth Lapointe on the Genealogy Canada blog:

*  Day 1 -- RootsTech 2014 (7 Feb 2014)
*  Day 2 -- RootsTech 2014 (8 Feb 2014)
*  Day 3 -- RootsTech 2014 (9 Feb 2014)

31)  Del Ritchhart on Del's Genealogy Ramblings blog:

*  RootsTech Day 1 (6 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech Day 2 (7 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech Final Day (8 Feb 2014)

32)  Fisher on the Extreme Genes blog:

*  RootsTech Update: FamilySearch Makes Huge Partnership Announcement (6 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech Update:  FamilySearch Makes Major Push to Index Obituaries (6 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech Update: Keynote Speakers Highlights (6 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech Update: Call Grandma, Record Her Story (6 Feb 2014)
 RootsTech Update: FamilySearch Booth Puts Your Face in Old-Time Photo (6 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech Update: Day 1 Done! (7 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech Day 2: The Cushiest Conference You've Ever Attended! (7 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech Update Day 2: Another Morning of Amazing Keynotes (7 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech Update: Check Out Plinkbox! (8 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech Update/Day 3:  Killer Keynotes: Stephanie Nielson of the Nie Nie Dialogues, and Todd Hansen of The Story Trek (8 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech Update: The Party's Over! (9 Feb 2014)

33)  Blaine Bettinger on The Genetic Genealogist blog:

*  AncestryDNA Discusses the Future of Genetic Genealogy at RootsTech (8 Feb 2014)

34)  Tracie Sivinski on the Spirits of the Old blog:

*  Life After RootsTech (9 Feb 2014)

35)  Kitty Cooper on Kitty Cooper's Blog:

*  Searching the Norwegian Digital Archives, a RootsTech Talk (6 Feb 2014)
*  Getting Cousins to Test, a RootsTech Talk (7 Feb 2014)
*  Making Genealogy Interfaces More Engaging, a RootsTech Talk (8 Feb 2014)

36)  Anne Gillespie Mitchell on the Finding Forgotten Stories blog and the Ancestry.com Blog:

*  Slides From RootsTech Presentations - Motivation Monday (10 Feb 2014)
*  Fine Tuning Ancestry.com and Extracting Stories From Military Records (11 Feb 2014)

37)  The Sistas in Zion blog:

*  RootsTech 2014 Review and the Hipster RM (9 Feb 2014)

38)  Michelle Taggart on A Southern Sleuth blog:

*  RootsTech 2014 --  Bigger and Better (9 Feb 2014)

39)  Anne Morddel on The French Genealogy Blog:

*  French Opinions of RootsTech 2014 (10 Feb 2014)

40)  Annette Kapple on AK'S Genealogy Research blog:

*  My RootsTech 2014 Highlights (10 Feb 2014)

41)  Janine Adams on the Organize Your Family History blog:

*  5 Things I Learned at RootsTech (11 Feb 2014)
*  Do You Know The Story Trek (14 Feb 2014)

42)  Shelley Bishop on A Sense of Family blog:

*  Thanks for RootsTech, From the Virtual Seats (11 Feb 2014)

43)  Tammy Hepps on the Treelines blog:

*  Top Reactions to my "Top Ten Things" RootsTech Talk (11 Feb 2014)

44)  Sonia Meza on the Red de Antepasados blog (in Spanish) and on the FamilySearch Blog (in English):

*  Noticias y mas Noticias Para la Prensa y los Bloggers, RootsTech no Para (6 Feb 2014)
 RootsTech Makes a Difference with Classes for Everyone (12 Feb 2014)

45)  Karen Clifford on Karen Clifford's Blog:

*  RootsTech 2014 (12 Feb 2014)

47.  The GenealogyNow blog:

*  LDS members Will Get Free Access to More Family History Records (5 Feb 2014)
*  New Family History Indexing Program Coming This Year (10 Feb 2014)
*  Capturing and Sharing Stories in 140 Characters or Less -- RootsTech (12 Feb 2014)
*  17 Recorded Sessions From RootsTech on Video! (12 Feb 2014)

48.  Jen Baldwin on the Ancestral Breezes blog:

*  Applause! Cheers! Whistles! (16 Feb 2014)

49.  Jean-Yves Baxter on the GeneaNet Blog:

*  Geneanet at RootsTech 2014 (16 Feb 2014)

50.  Denise Levenick on The Family Curator blog:

*  RootsTech 2014 Photo Album (with Captions and Comments) (17 Feb 2014)

51.  Pam Velasquez on the Ancestry.com Blog:

*  Highlights From RootsTech 2014 (17 Feb 2014)

52.  Banai Feldstein on The Genealogy Nitpicker blog:

*  RootsTech 2014, My Thoughts (20 Feb 2014)

53.  Cheri Daniels on the Journeys Past blog:

*  RootsTech 2014: Reflections (24 Feb 2014)

54.  Nathan Murphy on the FamilySearch Blog:

*  RootsTech 2014 Interview by Lisa Louise Cooke (25 Feb 2014)

55.  Janet Hovorka on The Chart Chick blog:

*  I've Recovered From RootsTech -- Finally! (26 Feb 2014)

56.  The writer of the Their Child blog:

*  RootsTech Part 1:  New Immigrants vs. Old Immigrants (13 Feb 2014)
*  RootsTech Part 2:  The Diversity Problem and Why a 99% White Conference is a Problem in 2014 (2 Mar 2014)

If you have posted about your RootsTech 2014 experiences, and want to be included here, please comment on this post and I'll add you.

I will try to update this post at least twice a day - late morning and evening.

Last updated: 7 March 2014, 8:30 AM PST

The URL for this post is:  http://www.geneamusings.com/2014/02/rootstech-2014-blog-compendium.html


12 comments:

Miriam J. Robbins said...

Thanks for highlighting these, Randy!

Adelle Frank said...

A few more blog posts for RootsTech:
NOTES: FamilySearch Memories APIs session (@colleengreene); NOTES: Game changers session - Storified (by @susankitchens); LIST: Select Twitter Accounts of RootsTech Sponsors, Vendors and Keynotes (We Tree); Lanyrd conference site for free Broadcast sessions & keynotes & syllabi (@adellefrank); 12 Genealogy Things You Need to Know Today (@TrunxApp);

Nancy Shively said...

Hey Randy, watching from afar this year! http://nancyshively.blogspot.com/2014/02/rootstech-day-one.html

Shelley Bishop said...

Hi Randy, I'm watching RootsTech from home, and I put together what I hope is a helpful guide for others doing the same. You can find it here:
http://www.asenseoffamily.com/2014/02/you-too-can-be-virtual-rootstech.html

I'm enjoying all your posts from the conference--thanks!

Michelle Goodrum said...

Hi Randy,
I love that you are doing a compendium! I'll be posting at The In-Depth Genealogist and my personal blog, The Turning of Generations.

Jana Last said...

Randy,

Thank you so much for putting this list together!

I've added your post to my Fab Finds post at http://janasgenealogyandfamilyhistory.blogspot.com/2014/02/follow-friday-fab-finds-for-february-7.html

Have a great weekend!

Unknown said...

Randy,

need some blogs-post in german?!
http://www.dergenealoge.de/?s=rootstech

- Timo

Linda said...

http://passagetothepast.wordpress.com/2014/02/10/salt-lake-city-rootstech-day-3-4/

Geolover said...

Randy, thanks for this great public service.

Of the official bloggers, 2 were on a cruise and two made no posts at all.

You could add:

Rosemary Morgan - taken ill just before departure to SLC, but posted anyway http://londonrootsresearch.blogspot.com/

Sonia Meza http://www.redantepasados.com/#axzz2t3odxtlc
6 de febrero de 2014
Noticias y más noticias para la prensa y los bloggers, RootsTech no para!

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Thanks for mentioning my posts at travelgenee.com, it's appreciated. Fran

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