Friday, March 1, 2019

RootsTech LiveStreaming Classes for Friday, 1 March 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 Friday, 1 March, 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. -- 
Why and How to Put Yourself into Your Family History (Power Hour)

In family history, it’s easy to overlook ourselves and the generations we know because we don’t feel like history! But you are a part of your family history. In this Power Hour, Curt Witcher, senior manager of the Genealogy Center, will show you why putting yourself into your family history is so important (along with the science to back it up!). Amy Johnson Crow, author and host of the Generations Cafe podcast, will show you how you can include yourself without getting overwhelmed. Scott Fisher, host of the Extreme Genes radio show, will show you interview techniques to get more (and better) stories.

*  8:30 a.m. --Essential Considerations for DNA Evidence 

Blaine Bettinger will explain how to use DNA evidence correctly and correlated with documentary evidence. In this session he will examine some of the considerations, limitations, and pitfalls we should consider when using DNA evidence.

*  10:00 a.m. -- 
Friday General Session: Saroo Brierley 

Perhaps no one knows the joy that comes from connecting with family better than Saroo Brierley. Saroo will share his remarkable story of how he used technology to reconnect with the land of his childhood and rediscover his family.

*  12:30 p.m. -- 
Getting the Most Out of Billions of Records on MyHeritage SuperSearch (Sponsored by MyHeritage) 

One of the best ways to maximize MyHeritage is to host your tree at MyHeritage, where the systems will automatically help you find new records, fill gaps in your existing tree, and provide matches that can help you efficiently discover new ancestors and family members. In this session, Mike Mansfield will help you learn how to move your tree from online tree systems to MyHeritage and how MyHeritage works with your tree to find new and additional information that you can easily evaluate and add to your tree.

*  2:00 p.m. -- 
Discover Your Japanese Ancestors 

Join Valerie Elkins, and learn how to find your Japanese ancestors in Japan. Discover how to obtain your family’s vital records from Japan and climb your family tree. Japanese are wonderful record-keepers, but accessing those records can be challenging without knowing how to proceed.

*  3:30 p.m. -- 
The Research Road Map: Your Path to Success 

Amy Johnson Crow explains why having a research plan is more than making a to-do list. See how having a good plan is essential to making progress in your research and making it less frustrating.


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