FREE RootsTech 2019 SLC Classes Online

If you're #NotAtRootsTech SLC between Wednesday, February 27th and Saturday, March 3rd, they will be broadcasting the daily general sessions and a few daily classes live, for free each day at RootsTech.org.*

You can also participate live, using social media sites (in the past organizers have used Twitter) to respond to questions or follow conversations by tweeting or using the hashtag #RootsTech or #NotAtRootsTech. You can also follow discussions about RootsTech on social media sites by searching for the hashtag #RootsTech or #NotAtRootsTech.

Free RootsTech 2019 SLC Classes at RootsTech.org

DayTimeClass TitleClass Description. Speaker(s)Wednesday, Feb 27 9:30 am What's New at FamilySearchExplore the latest features and capabilities released on FamilySearch. See the future of FamilySearch. Speaker: Ron TannerWednesday, Feb 27 11:00 am Hear Them Sing! Social History and Family NarrativeDiscover how addition of social history enhances family narratives…
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Is Your Tree Well-Sourced? A Free Visual Check Using a Fan Chart

FamilySearch has a Fan Chart display mode you can use as a visual aid to see if your tree has source citations for each person. The tree is color-coded; the darker the color, the more source citations. This is a great tool to help you see which family lines need more research and sourcing.

 

FamilySearch family trees are community-owned trees that anyone can change. That makes one person's research vulnerable to the human error of all others but can also make for a better-researched tree with multiple contributors.

 

 

A Well-Sourced Tree at FamilySearch

This is my husband's family tree. The color key for this chart is:

darkest orange color represents people with 10+ source citationsmedium orange represents 5-9 source citationslight orange represents 1-4 source citationswhite represents 0 (zero) source citations

As you can see from his tree, most of his tree is well-sourc…

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Writer’s Block–How to Stop Making Excuses and Start Writing Your Personal History

Most people don't create a personal history but YOU should.   Every life matters and we can all learn from your experiences. Getting started may be the hardest part. If you have writer's block, here's some advice on how to stop making excuses and start writing your personal history.       You can laugh or you can cry. Lighten up. We're all insecure about our voice, written or recorded.   Some of us even stress over creating an answering machine prompt Or panic when invited to leave a message   Tell stories about things that kids today don't even understand   Tell stories about how poor you were. There's so much affluence today, your childhood stories might be an eye-opener   Share stories about how you were raised Get inspired! Listen to other people's stories and histories.  Here are some links to Oral Histories you can watch or listen to online. Here's a site…
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