Saturday, March 5, 2022

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - RootsTech 2022

 It's Saturday Night - 

time for more Genealogy Fun! 

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible music here) is to:

1)  The RootsTech 2022 Virtual Conference was Thursday through Saturday (March 3-5) this week.  Did you register and attend classes?  Did you watch the Keynote talks?  Did you visit the virtual Expo Hall?  What was your favorite experience?

2)  Tell us about it in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or in a Facebook post.  Be sure to leave a link with your answers in a comment.

Here's mine:

I registered a long time ago for the RootsTech 2022 Conference, and participated all three days in a limited fashion.  I am a RootsTech Influencer also, meaning I'm supposed to provide publicity for the Conference. 

I have watched the and MyHeritage Keynote talks.  The inspirational and entertainment Keynotes are interesting, and I may watch some of them in the weeks ahead.

I watched several pre-recorded classes each day, and have listed them in my daily wrapup blog posts.  

I visited the Expo Hall briefly and asked questions of MyHeritage and American Ancestors.  Ancestry did not have a Chat function.  

I wrote blog posts on all three days about the conference, and have listed them in my daily wrapup blog posts.

I checked the Relatives at RootsTech feature every day to see who might be a relative.  Last year, my closest relative as a 3rd cousin 1x removed.  This year it's a 1st cousin 1x removed, and I also have a 2nd cousin 1x removed.  Those and several others further down the list are also DNA matches.  At this writing, I have over 85,000 Relatives at RootsTech, but can see only the first 300 of them (down to 6th cousins).

My favorite experiences were trying out the new Ancestry Stories and enhanced photographs on my Ancestry Member Tree, and creating a Live Story about my mother on MyHeritage.   I wrote blog posts about both of those experiences in:


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ByAPearl said...

I registered for RootsTech 2022 in December 2021. On the 1st day I logged in and browsed the website and added some sessions to my playlist. On the 2nd day I visited the virtual Expo Hall and entered a few sponsors and exhibitors' virtual booths. Today I added some more sessions to my playlist and checked out the Online Store. My favorite experience was just having the opportunity to "attend" RootsTech.

Liz said...

Here's mine:

Thanks, Randy, for the reminder to blog about the experience!

Lisa S. Gorrell said...

Here's mine. I have many more to watch.

Linda Stufflebean said...

Here's mine: