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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Back to School sales for Family History

Here's a quick idea for your family history. Back to School sales are still in progress and it's a great time to stock up on any supplies you need for your family history and genealogy. Most of the supplies you'll buy at local stores will probably NOT be archival quality, so double check the labeling if that's a concern. Just remember,

Perfection is the enemy of progress

Winston Churchill A few things I purchased include:

FOLDERS - Folders with pockets and prongs will hold loose papers and hole-punched papers or plastic sleeves. I went with the cheapest option, US $0.15 each

Colored folders for direct-line ancestors in my family tree. I purchased a box of each color: blue, green, red, and yellow and will label each folder with one direct-line ancestor. With 40 folders per box, at US $0.15 per folder, one box of 40 folders was US $6.00.

I'm planning to use other colors for great uncles/aunts and other non-direct line …

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