Saturday, March 5, 2022

Randy at RootsTech - Saturday, Day 3 Virtual Activities

  Between blogging, emailing, trying out new website features, and watching RootsTech sessions, this has been a very busy day!  I did manage to visit Linda for an hour at hewr facility, go grocery shopping, have lunch, doze in the recliner, and check Facebook for Relatives at RootsTech, but this is post #5 today (I slacked off, I guess)!  

1)  Sessions Observed (and available handouts saved):

*  Ancestral Estate Planning Or Lack Thereof by Michael John Neill.

Tracking Lives With Technology by Donald R. Snow

*  1. Your Ancestor’s FAN Club: Using Cluster Research to Get Past Brick Walls by Drew Smith

2. Your Ancestor’s FAN Club: Using Cluster Research to Get Past Brick Walls by Drew Smith

I found the Sessions list of presentations to be very difficult to use.  It's difficult to sort through over 1200 presentations for 2022.  It helped that there were series - at least they were listed together.  There are some live sessions that I can't get into - it takes me to a Zoom room where nothing is happening.  Maybe they will be available later.

2)  News From Companies:

*  We're Halfway Through!—RootsTech 2022 Recap, Day 2 [FamilySearch]

3)  My RootsTech Blog Posts:

 Randy at RootsTech 2022 - Day 2 Virtual Activities

*  Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - RootsTech 2022

4)  Notable RootsTech Blog Posts:

Day Two at RootsTech by Ellen Thompson-Jennings.

*  RootsTech Day Two by The National Genealogical Institute for Genealogical Studies.

RootsTech Day Three by The National Genealogical Institute for Genealogical Studies.

*  Rootstech 2022-Last Day! by Lori Samuelson.

*  RootsTech 2022 Day 2: Fooling Around With FamilySearch, FTDNA, And More by Melody Lassalle.

LiveStory by John D. Reid.

*  RootsTech 2022 – Closing Day for Live Sessions + Your Next Steps by Linda Stufflebean.

5)  The Conference is Over!

Is everybody tired?  It seems so - blog writing fell of over the last day.  The conference is over, but the recordings remain.  My plan is to note what others have watched and try to watch the ones of interest over the next month or so.

For those readers that wondered about it, I won't be doing a Genealogy Blog Compendium for RootsTech 2022.  I  added a section to this daily wrapup post for notable genealogy blogs about RootsTech.  Why?  Many blogs have been abandoned in favor of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, etc., plus I have other tasks to do.

I will post more blog posts as they come in in a summary post in the near future.


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Nancy said...

Randy, you cram more into a day than anyone I know!
Were there any particular sessions/presentations that you thought were fabulous, or at least really good?

Jacqi Stevens said...

Randy, thanks for sharing the sessions you watched. It was tricky to navigate the search function for sessions, even with the filters. I guess it's just Fear of Missing Out that makes me appreciate bloggers' mentions of sessions they've attended. Sad, though, to see your comment about your usual blog compendium: "Many blogs have been abandoned..." I can hardly imagine doing justice to a family's story on some social media outlets like Instagram--let alone on Twitter!--and hope the genea-blog continues to hold its own as a viable format for family history story sharing.