Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday Mailbox: More RootsTech Sessions Than I Thought

The Ancestry Insider's Monday MailboxDear Readers,

Two weeks ago I told Claire that all the recorded RootsTech sessions were available on the RootsTech website. Several readers wrote in to set me straight.

Dear Ancestry Insider,

I am chairing a Family History Fair in Naperville, IL on April 26, 2014. As a Roots Tech satellite, we have many more programs available to present than those view able online. Of the 10 presentations being shown at our family history fair, only 2 of them are available online.

Signed,
Christine Bell

Dear Ancestry Insider,

I counted the number available on the RootsTech Website, there were 19 (of course, I'm pretty mathmatically challenged, so it is possible I counted wrong, but I'm going with 19) I counted the number of videos available under the Fair Organizer's resources (videos that I counted were not specifically aimed at [members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]) and came up with 32. There were two additional videos that I considered of interest to both [members and non-members] but which had been included specifically in the LDS portion, so if you add those in there were 34 that were not available for viewing on the RootsTech website.

Signed,
Cathleen

Looks like you should use the “Find a Fair” page to check out what locations in your area might be available. There’s a page titled “List of Recorded Classes” that gave a list of classes RootsTech planned to record, subject to change. As you can tell from the comments, local organizers choose which sessions to rebroadcast.

Signed,
The Ancestry Insider

2 comments:

  1. At our local fair in Forest Grove, Oregon last month they showed several of the recordings and all were available on the Rootstech website as well. There were two other recordings from familysearch which were not on the Rootstech website, but could be on the familysearch website. I guess it might depend on how the local fairs are put together.

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  2. As I just mentioned over at Genealogy's Star, I am part of the planning committee for a stake family history fair. We had heard that we should hold one, so we two hours doing the preliminary planning on Sunday.

    Luckily I saw this post the next day and found out that FamilySearch already has the framework for family history fairs set up (planning, publicity, etc.) so we don't have to do all the work of planning and running the fair from scratch. So, a heartfelt thank you from the committee here.

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