Wednesday, February 27, 2019

RootsTech LiveStreaming Classes for Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Even though I am not at RootsTech 2019 in Salt Lake City this year, I can still participate in some of the education opportunities by watching the livestreaming classes on

Here is the schedule of presentations that will be shown during Wednesday, 27 February, with times in Pacific time (add 1 hour for Mountain, 2 hours for Central, 3 hours for Eastern, 8 hours for the UK, etc.):

*  8:30 a.m. --  What’s New at FamilySearch? 
Ron Tanner of FamilySearch International reviews the latest features and capabilities released on FamilySearch, their value, and why the changes were made. See the future of FamilySearch.

*  10:00 a.m. -- Hear Them Sing! Social History and Family Narrative 
Join Rebecca Whitman Koford as she discusses how the addition of social history enhances family narratives and clarifies the songs of our ancestors. She will discuss how to contextualize ancestors’ lives with social history research and use it to inspire others to want to know more about those who have passed.

*  12:30 p.m. -- Uncovering Family Stories with British and Irish Historic Newspapers (Sponsored by Findmypast) 
Myko Clelland discusses the numerous digitized collection of millions of pages of local and national historic newspapers, covering 300 years of history from every county in Britain and Ireland. Get the full scoop with the Findmypast vast collection, and discover how to make the most of the stories contained within this huge resource.

*  2:00 p.m. -- Connecting Your DNA Matches 
Diahan Southard takes you through your DNA match list and explains the Shared Matches tool. Learn how to create and employ a number of tools to boost your confidence in your genetic genealogy skills.

3:30 p.m. -- Wednesday General Session and Opening Event 

Steve Rockwood, CEO of FamilySearch International, will be the featured keynote speaker and will explore the connections that come through genealogy. Entertainment will be provided by the world-renowned a cappella group The Edge Effect.


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