Wednesday, January 25, 2017

RootsTech Ketchup for 24 January 2017

I know some (many) of you get tired of all the RootsTech news, so I try to bundle all the news into one article a week. I have three items this week:

RootsTech tree icon  On Friday, 10 February 2017, RootsTech is celebrating African Heritage Day. This celebration will feature keynote speaker, LeVar Burton (Star Trek: The Next Generation) and other well-known African American historians and research specialists. Kenyatta Berry, host of Genealogy Roadshow; Sherri Camp, president of the Afro-American Historical Genealogical Society; and Melvin Collier, author of Mississippi to Africa: A Journey of Discovery, in a combined session, will speak about their connections to their African roots and experiences that have kept them close to their ancestors. In addition to a variety of sessions, the celebration includes the Jambo Africa/Heartbeat Burundi Drummers and the Calvary Baptist Church choir of Salt Lake City. For more information see “RootsTech to Celebrate African Heritage Day” on the FamilySearch media website.

RootsTech tree icon  In Ancestry’s latest newsletter, they invite users to come to RootsTech, attend classes in the Ancestry Room, and visit them in the Expo Hall. I was intrigued that there is an Ancestry classroom. I checked the schedule and found it is room 250A. I’m going to be spending a whole lot of time there.

Title and Link Date and Time
RT7456 Beyond Hints – Research strategies for beginners Wednesday, Feb 8 3:00 PM
RT7642 Billy Yank or Johnny Reb: Civil War Ancestors Wednesday, Feb 8 4:30 PM
RT7546 Using to Find Your Family History Thursday, Feb 9 11:00 AM
RT1937 Using Online Ancestry Trees to the Fullest Thursday, Feb 9 1:30 PM
RT7654 Life-Changing Apps: a Dream Job & Genealogy On-The-Go Thursday, Feb 9 3:00 PM
RT8866 Getting to Know the New Find A Grave Thursday, Feb 9 4:30 PM
RT1094 Using genetic evidence in your family tree Friday, Feb 10 11:00 AM
RT9835 Putting Your DNA Matches to Work Friday, Feb 10 1:30 PM
RT7452 How DNA Works: The Science Behind Your DNA Results Friday, Feb 10 3:00 PM
RT1301 Discovering Your Ancestor's War Story Friday, Feb 10 4:30 PM
RT1798 Let the Records Reveal Your Family Story Saturday, Feb 11 11:00 AM
RT7341 A Conversation on the Future of Family History Saturday, Feb 11 1:30 PM
RT9834 Beyond Ethnicity—How DNA connects us to Our Past Saturday, Feb 11 3:00 PM

RootsTech tree icon  Tami Osmer Mize of Conference Keeper put together a list of RootsTech exhibitors and provided a map in a recent post. See “2017 RootsTech Survival Guide – The Expo Hall!” on the Conference Keeper website.


  1. I have been with and family tree maker since the early 90s and when Ancstry promoted FTMDNA I had mine done noe they want me to get there Dna kit I also have 23 and me which they won't recocnise eithere they also don't do seineor discounts I will be moveing to a less expencive program!

  2. I tried to reach but get that the DNS address could not be found. gets the same old home page as always.


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