I am honored to again be chosen as an official blogger for the upcoming RootsTech conference.
The RootsTech conference will be held this year a little earlier than previous years. It will be held from the 6th to the 8th of February 2014. It will also be held in larger meeting spaces. While still in the Salt Palace Convention Center, it will be held in the older, larger, East side of the building. This is a welcome change.
One of each day’s keynotes will also be a blogger. Here’s the list of all the keynotes:
Thursday, February 6
Ree Drummond, blogger and author, The Pioneer Woman
Ree is an award-winning blogger and New York Times bestselling author. Her popular website, The Pioneer Woman, was founded in 2006 and showcases her cooking, photography, and stories about country life.
Annelies van den Belt, CEO, DC Thompson Family History
Annelies is changing the way digital genealogical records are published and organized. Her company hosts 1.8 billion genealogical records across a family of online brands.
Friday, February 7
Judy Russell, blogger and professional genealogist, The Legal Genealogist
Judy is a certified genealogist with a law degree who enjoys helping others understand the interplay between genealogy and the law. She blogs and maintains The Legal Genealogist website.
Dr. Spencer Wells, project director, National Geographic Genographic Project
The Indiana Jones of genetics, Dr. Wells has traveled the world and captured the DNA of more than a half-million people to tell the story of the human journey.
Saturday, February 8
Todd Hansen, TV host, The Story Trek
Behind every door there is a story. This TV series consists of random door-to-door interviews to discover who lives behind those doors and their real stories.
Stephanie Nielsen, blogger and author, NieNie Dialogues
Stephanie's story of survival and recovery after a plane crash captured the hearts of the nation. She has inspired others through interviews with Oprah Winfrey and on the Today Show.