Saturday, March 2, 2024

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- What Have You Done at RootsTech 2024?

 Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 

 It's Saturday Night again - 

Time for some more Genealogy Fun!!

Come on, everybody, join in and accept the mission and execute it with precision. 

1)   What have you done at RootsTech 2024 so far (we're in the third day), either in-person or online?  What has been the highlights for you so far?

2) Tell us about your RootsTech 2024 experiences so far in a comment on this post, or in a Facebook post.  Please leave a link on this post if you write your own post.

Here's mine:

I have watched many classes virtually online on both days.  I captured the titles and authors of the classes I've watched in:

I will watch more online classes over the next few weeks.

The highlights so far:

#1 is seeing the Keynote talks by Lynne Jackson about Dred and Harriet Scott, and Nancy Borowick's story about her parents.

#2 is watching Diahan Southard's talks about doing DNA research - I need to do more on finding the Best Known Match, sorting out the Leftovers for my mystery DNA matches, identifying more Best Mystery Matches for them, and then do more genealogy for them.  

#3 is watching the FamilySearch Tech Forum session about FamilySearch Labs (  I've played with it but need to improve my searches.

#4 is watching the four In-booth Demo videos (that are on YouTube) about details of coming features.  Prime among them is the enhanced DNA Matches view with cM values for matches that I share with another DNA Match; this will probably be in the ProTools subscription.  It was on the  Deeper Discoveries with New AncestryDNA® Match Tools with Kyle Miller & Team video.

#5 is seeing all of the photographs on Facebook by my friends actually at RootsTech - they bring back longings and memories.

#6 is just being able to watch the online videos without having to walk around the Expo Hall and spend a lot of time in the Media Hub writing blog posts.  But I miss seeing all of my friends and colleagues.  


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Lisa S. Gorrell said...

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Linda Stufflebean said...

Here's my very late post:

Marcia Crawford Philbrick said...

Here's my "Not at RootsTech" Saturday Night Genealogy Fun post -