Tuesday, February 8, 2011

RootsTech for Family History Consultants

The Insider is an Official RootsTech 2011 Blogger

Free training and a devotional with Elder Richard G. Scott are available for family history consultants of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the RootsTech Conference this week. RootsTech starts this Thursday (February 10th) and runs through Saturday (February 12th) at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City.

Devotional. Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will give a fireside talk on Saturday, 12 February 2011 at 11:00 AM. Registration is required to attend.

There are two training classes.

Consultant Training for 2011, Part I. “Family History Work, a Vital Resource in the Work of Salvation.” This class will discuss the newly released Leader’s Guide to Temple and Family History Work: To Turn the Hearts, as well as new approaches to involve the ward council.

Consultant Training for 2011, Part II. “Family History Centers and In-Person Assistance.” This will discuss the evolving role of family history centers and how to integrate them more in family history research. And, “Research Resources and Branching Out.” This goes over the latest developments in indexing, the research wiki, forums, and online training, and it discusses how these resources can best be utilized.

Keynote Session. As a special bonus, your consultant training registration includes free admittance to the conference keynote session on the day of your training classes.

Registration

You must register to attend either the training or the devotional.

  1. Click here to register.
  2. Select “FH Consultant Training Classes.”
  3. Enter the Consultant code you received by email around January 25th.
  4. Choose which day you will attend the training. (Select None if you are only attending the fireside.)
  5. Indicate if you will attend the devotional with Elder Scott on Saturday. (If your spouse wishes to attend, he or she must register separately.)

When you arrive at the conference center, pick up your registration badge in the North Lobby. Check your conference schedule for changes from what I’ve published below.

Thursday Option (10 February 2011)

If you are registered to attend the RootsTech Conference and the consultant training, be aware that on this day only, training classes start at different times than RootsTech sessions.

Time (Thursday) Session Room
7:00 AM – 11:30 AM Consultant check-in at the registration counter North Lobby
8:30 AM – 9:50 AM RootsTech Keynote Session.
Shane R. Robison, Hewlett Packard – “A World of Information”
Jay Verkler, FamilySearch International – “Turning Roots, Branches, Trees into Nodes, Links, Graphs”
Room 155
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Expo Hall admission is free. The hall features collaboration stations, a family history mini–lab, RootsTech playground, Bloggers World, high–tech product demos, free treats, and give-aways.

Expo Hall Demo Area Schedule
10:30 am—10:50 am GeneTree: The Power of DNA in Unlocking Family Relationships
Exhibit Hall 1
11:00 AM – 12:00 noon Consultant Training for 2011, Part I Exhibit Hall 2
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Consultant Training for 2011, Part II Exhibit Hall 2
1:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Expo Hall Demo Area Schedule

1:30 pm—1:50 pm brightsolid: Find My Past
2:00 pm—2:20 pm Upgrading from PAF to Ancestral Quest
2:30 pm—2:50 pm Lifewood: Data Multilingual Handwriting Data Capture
3:00 pm—3:20 pm National Institute for Genealogical Studies Distance Education
3:30 pm—3:50 pm The MagiKey Family Tree Demo
4:00 pm—4:20 pm GenerationStation, Inc: Online Future of Family History Preservation
4:30 pm—4:50 pm LifeStory Productions: New Ways to Organize and Share Family History

Exhibit Hall 1, Demo Area
9:00 AM – 11:00 PM Family History Library extended hours FHL
Saturday, 11:00 AM Devotional with Elder Richard G. Scott Room 155

 

Friday Option (11 February 2011)

 

Time (Friday) Session Room
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Check-in, pick up your badge at the registration counter North Lobby
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM RootsTech Keynote Session. Curt Witcher, Allen County Public Library – “The Changing Face of Genealogy” Room 155
9:45 AM – 10:45 AM Consultant Training for 2011, Part I Exhibit Hall 2
11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon Consultant Training for 2011, Part II Exhibit Hall 2
12:00 Noon – 5:00 PM

Expo Hall Demo Area Schedule

12:00 pm—12:20 pm brightsolid Genes Reunited
12:30 pm—12:50 pm Next Generation Software TNG: Starting Your Genealogy Web Site
1:00 pm—1:20 pm Legacy Family Tree and new FamilySearch
1:30 pm—1:50 pm Oracle Systems Solutions
2:00 pm—2:20 pm RootsMagic: Evidence Explained Source Templates
2:30 pm—2:50 pm Branches Genealogy Graphics Approach to new FamilySearch
3:00 pm—3:20 pm Ready Micro Low Cost, High Quality Microfilm Digitization
3:30 pm—3:50 pm FamilySearch Indexing
4:00 pm—4:20 pm Generation Maps Family ChArtist—Beautiful Charts, Easy and Free
4:30 pm—4:50 pm Olson DataMax Accessing and Preserving Information with iPac & PermiPac

Exhibit Hall 1, Demo Area
9:30 AM – 5:00 PM Expo Hall admission is free. The hall features collaboration stations, a family history mini–lab, RootsTech playground, Bloggers World, high–tech product demos, free treats, and give-aways. Exhibit Hall 1
7:00 PM – Midnight “Who Do You Think You Are” Viewing Party sponsored by Ancestry.com. (I don’t know for certain, but I think you can attend this party with your Friday registration. Tell them the Ancestry Insider gave you permission and we’ll find out what little weight I carry around town. :-) FHL
Saturday, 11:00 AM Devotional with Elder Richard G. Scott Room 155

 

Saturday Option (12 February 2011)

 

Time (Saturday) Session Room
8:00 AM – 12:30 PM Check-in, pick up your badge at the registration counter North Lobby
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM RootsTech Keynote Session. Brewster Kahle, The Internet Archive – “Personal Archiving and Primary Documents” Room 155
9:45 AM – 10:45 AM Consultant Training for 2011, Part I Exhibit Hall 2
11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon Devotional with Elder Richard G. Scott Room 155
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Consultant Training for 2011, Part II Exhibit Hall 2
9:30 AM – 3:00 PM Expo Hall admission is free. The hall features collaboration stations, a family history mini–lab, RootsTech playground, Bloggers World, high–tech product demos, free treats, and give-aways. Exhibit Hall 1

 

The published schedule for consultant training is available online. The conference program is as well.

RootsTech Conference Discount for Consultants

The consultant training registration, above, does not include attendance at any of the regular conference sessions. You can attend all the conference sessions at a discount of $75. That’s 50% off the regular price. Click here to register. Select “Regular Attendee” and enter the Offer Code you received by email.

 

Hope to see you there!

3 comments:

  1. Does any know? Will any of this option schedule be broadcast on the net?

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  2. Dear Jarvii,

    As far as I know, none of the consultant training will be broadcast. I saw a request made to record the devotional. The FamilySearch response was that they were looking into it.

    -- The Insider

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  3. I received an e-mail from family support that his 11am talk would be broadcast. Called all the consultant in the stake, and now finding out that it is not. What happened?

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