Monday, February 20, 2017

#RootsTech 2017 Day Videos Now Online

Thousands of people from all over the world watched the live-streaming sessions from RootsTech 2017 on 8 to 11 February 2017.

These full-day session, and individual session, videos are available now at  If you click on the link for each day, you can watch the full session (typically 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., except on Saturday), or you can watch individual presentations:

1)  Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Sessions – see

*  Liz Wiseman: Innovator Summit General Session 2017
*  Steve Rockwood: Innovator Summit General Session 2017
*  Ben Bennett; Craig Bott, Grow Utah; Heather Holmes, TapGenes; Nick Jones, JRNL, Inc; Robert Kehrer, FamilySearch: Industry Trends and Outlook
*  Cydni Tetro: Innovation: Best Practices and Applications
*  Showdown Semi-Finalists: Innovator Showdown Semi-Final
*  Alison Taylor, Pictures and Stories: Metadata—Writing on the Back of a Digital Photo
*  Tamra Stansfield: Family at the Center: Making the FHC a Sacred Place
*  Allison Kimball; Crystal Farish; Risa Baker; Rhonna Farrer: Grandma’s Syrup: Fortifying Your Home with Family History

2)  Thursday, February 9, 2017 Sessions – see

*  Drew and Jonathan Scott: RootsTech General Session 2017
*  Steve Rockwood: RootsTech General Session 2017
*  MyHeritage: RootsTech General Session Sponsor 2017
*  Kelli Bergheimer: Getting Started in Genealogy
*  Diahan Southard, Your DNA Guide: DNA: The Glue that Holds Families Together
*  Dana Drutman: DNA Matching on MyHeritage
*  Bryan Austad: Building Powerful Youth Consultants
*  Lara Diamond: Jewish Genealogy: Where to Look and What’s Available
*  Angie Bush: My Ancestors are in MY DNA!
*  Crystal Farish; Rhonna Farrer: Family History Is Anything but Boring

3)  Friday, February 10, 2017 Sessions – click

*  Kenyatta Berry; Sherri Camp; Melvin Collier: RootsTech General Session 2017: African Heritage Presentations
*  Findmypast: RootsTech General Session Sponsor 2017
*  Brian Braithwaite; Linda Gulbrandsen; Ryan Koelliker; Stephen Shumway: FamilySearch and Partners: Using All the Resources to Find Your Ancestors
*  Jason Hewlett and Finalists: Innovator Showdown Finals 2017
*  Judy G. Russell: Mothers, Daughters, Wives: Tracing Female Lines
*  Mary Kircher Roddy: Censational Census Strategies
*  Amy Harris: Next Steps in British Research
*  Rod DeGiulio: Understanding Your Family History Calling
*  Sunny Morton: Big 4: Comparing Ancestry, findmypast, FamilySearch and MyHeritage
*  Rorey Cathcart; D. Joshua Taylor; Rich Venezia: You Found it Where? Unusual Records
*  Diane Loosle: Begin at the Beginning 2017: Helping Others Love Family History
*  Jen Baldwin: Cross the Atlantic with Religious Records
*  Anna Graff; Jennifer Hadley; Katie Smith; Andrew Thomas; Tyler Thorsted:How to Preserve Your Family Heirlooms

4)  Saturday, February 11, 2017 Sessions – see

*  Buddy Valastro: RootsTech General Session 2017
*  CeCe Moore: RootsTech General Session 2017
*  Ancestry: RootsTech General Session Sponsor 2017
*  Steve Reed, JRNL, Inc.: Journaling Principles that Work
*  Crista Cowan, Ancestry: Don’t Just Be a Searcher, Be a Researcher
*  Katherine R. Willson: Creating Google Alerts for Your Genealogy
*  Dallin Lowder; Julia Carlson: Youth + Consultants = Awesome
*  Anne Metcalf; Gregg Richardson: Getting Started with Finding Your Ancestors

NOTE:  The Friday Keynote with LeVar Burton is not included - perhaps for contractual reasons.

I believe that not all of the presentations listed were included in the live-streaming video each day - there was more than one film crew working simultaneously, so be sure to click through to the daily list and pick the presentation you want to watch.


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