Saturday, January 26, 2013

RootsTech Giveaway!

One of the perks of being a Rootstech 2013 official blogger is that I get to play fairy godmother and give away a FREE registration to Rootstech!  Here's how to win:

  1. Go to the schedule on the Rootstech website and pick two sessions that you would like to attend.
  2. Leave a comment below stating your sessions and why you chose them.
  3. Don't forget to include your email!
The winning entry will be chosen at random.  You must enter before midnight CST on Saturday, Feb. 2.  If you are chosen you will receive one free registration to Rootstech 2013.  You will be responsible for your own transportation, lodging, etc.

Good luck!


  1. Rootstech -
    First session - Autosomal DNA for Genealogists.
    Reason: I am looking into using DNA in general as a way to prove how my gransfather 13 times removed really was. Problem is caused by a possible name change.

    Sesond Session - GeneTech: YDNA Solutions to Common Genealogical Problems
    Reason: Same as first.

    Third: The Genographic Project 2.0: Discover Your Ancestral Origins With Cutting Edge Technology for the Genealogist
    Reason: same as first

    An Inside Look at How AncestryDNA Can Take Your Search Even Further
    Reason: same as first.

  2. Hi Nancy,
    Only two sessions?

    Transform Your Note-taking and Remember Everything with Evernote by Tonia Kendrick: Because my note-taking is so bad, after a research outing or spending the time looking at a film, my notes are never complete enough for me to figure out what I really learned or found. I need help writing better notes and helping me stay on track.

    As the Mind Skips a Beat -- Technology Keeps the Process Moving by Karen Clifford;
    Different Paradigms for Overcoming Lost Records Using Technology by Karen Clifford;
    Using Technology Effectively to Solve Research Problems by Karen Clifford: First, anything presented by Karen Clifford is worth my time. She is great and I learn so much from her. Secondly, I am trying to up my research skills. I have pretty much found all the low-hanging fruit. Now it is time to get serious about breaking down the brick walls.

    Can a Complex Research Problem Be Solved Solely Online? Thomas W. Jones: Like Karen Clifford, anything Dr. Jones has to say is worth listening to. But, he makes people think. He deals with very complicated research issues and raises genealogical research to a whole new level. He forces me to constantly want to improve my research skills.

    Anything Josh Taylor presents is also worth my time. He is young, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and very inspiring--and knows what he is talking about.

    Thanks for the chance to win RootsTech registration. I will be in SLC for the APG PMC and would love to attend RT as well.

    Margie in Washington State

  3. Marc- I should be taking one of the DNA classes since I know next to nothing about it! Margie- I probably could have asked for 10 and it still wouldn't be enough! I'm having a terribly hard time picking myself. Talk about an embarrassment of riches!

  4. Hi Nancy! There are so many interesting sessions to choose from, but here are two in particular that I'd like to attend: (Thursday) Community Trees: A Win-Win Project, because I am fascinated by the idea of sharing data on the web but have always shied away from it because most people are not as fanatic about sources as I am. The new Family Search trees are supposed to be an improvement, but I am still on the fence about it, so I'd like to hear some new thoughts on the subject. The other session is (Friday) Crowdsource Genealogy Questions: Find Your Family Faster by Asking for Help. I am curious about how crowdsourcing can manage the integrity of the original sources.


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