Thursday, February 28, 2019

RootsTech LiveStreaming Classes for Thursday, 28 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 Thursday, 28 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.):

*  7:00 a.m. -- Making the Leap—Becoming a Professional Genealogist (Power Hour) 

In this power hour session, Luana Darby, Valerie Elkins, and Anne Teerlink explore how to make a successful transition from hobbyist to a career as a professional. Learn about the importance of diversifying your talents, and discover the ways to earn income as a genealogist.

*  8:30 a.m. -- Finally! German Church Records and How to Use Them on FamilySearch 

Join Trish Melander, and explore the German Church records that are now being published on FamilySearch. These are records rich in centuries of history and contain baptisms, marriages, burials, and even confirmations.

*  10:00 a.m. -- Thursday General Session: Patricia Heaton 

Nobody knows family quite like Emmy award-winning actress Patricia Heaton. Known for her humorous roles as a typical American housewife in big hit television series’ like Everybody Loves Raymond and The Middle, Patricia has won many prestigious awards and the hearts of television viewers worldwide. Don’t miss this opportunity to watch one of the most recognized actresses in the world tell her story in person—a story that perfectly illustrates what it looks like to follow your heart, exercise faith, and persist until you achieve great success.

*  12:30 p.m. -- What You Don’t Know about Ancestry (Sponsored by Ancestry) 

Join Crista Cowan, and preview Ancestry’s cool new tools that are geared to improve and accelerate your family history research.

*  2:00 p.m. -- “Jumping the Broom,” Oil, Inheritance, and African American Marriage in the South 

Kenyatta Berry will cover the tradition of jumping the broom, the informal marriage ceremony for the enslaved. Kenyatta will also share the story of her paternal ancestors in Arkansas and East Texas, and she will detail how she used primary and secondary sources to discover her ancestor’s connection to the oil industry in Arkansas and Texas.

*  3:30 p.m. -- Perilous Assumptions: Revisiting Those First Finds 

Despite the best of intentions, many family history researchers make incorrect assumptions about records that don’t quite fit. Kris Rzepczynski will explore false assumptions, revisiting those mistakes, and the family history discoveries that may await.


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