#TuesdayTip and #TuesdayTech – Google browser helps

If you use Google Chrome as your internet browser/search engine, they have a couple of helpful features in the URL window.

Here's an example URL in a Google Chrome search window:

In the image above, you can click on the URL window (if you're using Google Chrome for your browser) and a QR code appears in the URL window. Click the QR code icon and a larger QR code appears. You can use the QR scanner app on your phone to scan the code and it will open this URL/website on your phone.

This is a simple help to let you open a desktop website on your phone. So if you're working on a desktop computer but want to send the link to your phone, you'll use this QR code in the URL window. You will need to have a QR code scanner app on your phone. Go to your phone's App Store and download a free QR code scanner.

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RootsTech Connect 2021 Video Tour

Here's a 5-minute video tour of the RootsTech Connect 2021 Genealogy Convention. At the end of the convention hall tour is a 5-minute video explanation of Relatives at Rootstech, a new and improved feature that you can take advantage of from the comfort of your own home or office. There's also a free Surname Search tool if you haven't added yourself to the FamilySearch family tree (so they can't compute your Relatives at RootsTech). Be sure to visit www.rootstech.org, join Relatives at RootsTech, and see if we're related. I'm Alyson Tayler (maiden name) in the FamilySearch tree so that's how to search for me. And visit the Expo Hall vendors for free Conference swag and promotions. Some promotions and swag include: subscription discounts, free downloadable books, free downloadable genealogy magazines, resources from genealogy societies, and at the OnGenealogy booth I have a couple of free, fillable-pdf family tree art 8x10s you can download, fill out on y…
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Calling all Hobbyists! Check out Relatives at RootsTech

RootsTech Connect is 24-27 February, 2021 and they have a great feature for hobbyists and professionals alike--Relatives at RootsTech. To take advantage of this feature you'll need to: Go to FamilySearch.org/connect and sign in to this feature OR create a FamilySearch account at this link and opt in to this feature (you'll also be signing up for the RootsTech Connect conference--it's free)Build a tree (easy) by connecting yourself to a family tree at FamilySearch (use this number to call and get online help 1-866-406-1830)Once you've signed up at FamilySearch.org/connect, you can use that link and if you have a family tree at FamilySearch, you'll be able to see how many of your cousins are registered attendees at RootsTech. If you look closely, the first image below gives you an idea what the map and list will look like. And once you've signed up, even without a family tree, you can use the FamilySearch.org/connect link and search a family name an…
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