RootsTech London 2019

Save the Date - RootsTech London is coming October 24-26, 2019! RootsTech London will be held at the ExCeL London Convention Centre on the east side of London, five minutes from the London City Airport & 40 minutes from London's Heathrow Airport on the new Elizabeth line.     RootsTech London is a first-time expansion of RootsTech. This conference is in addition to RootsTech 2019 being held in Salt Lake City, Utah on February 27 - March 2, 2019. This will be an English-language conference. RootsTech London hopes to give more people the opportunity to experience RootsTech. You'll gather with fellow family history enthusiasts and enjoy keynote speakers, entertainment, and 150 classes geared toward both Western genealogy and Eastern genealogy. Livestreaming is planned for this event and they're considering a small fee to participate in an expanded list of livestream sessions for those who are unable to attend in person.     On October 22, …
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How to Find Free Genealogy Handouts

This week is the FGS Conference (Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference) and if you're like me and are unable to conference but still want to learn, here are my favorite go-to sites for genealogy handouts. How to Find Free Genealogy Handouts   RootsTech Handouts Most Genealogy conferences don't allow unpaid visitors to view conference handouts, but RootsTech does. RootsTech is the largest genealogy convention in the world and has classes for all skill levels. RootsTech 2018 handouts online example of one 2018 webinar handout RootsTech 2017 handouts online example of one 2017 webinar handout RootsTech 2015 handouts online (only FGS members can access the FGS handouts) example of one 2015 webinar handout RootsTech app for iPhone or Android with 2017 and 2018 (instructions for handouts in this blog)

How to Download RootsTech handouts online

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RootsTech Day 3 – What’s the Best DNA Test for Me?

So, something's been waking up inside of me at RootsTech and today I decided to feed the beast and learn more. On Day 3 of RootsTech, I attended two more DNA classes, both a bit more remedial, to get a solid DNA foundation.   I haven't studied Genetics since 9th-grade Biology, and that was a long time ago. What I've noticed from talking to other attendees as we discuss DNA is it would be easy to either make someone glossy-eyed with technical jargon overload or oversimplify the science to the point of saying "you spit in a tube and then a miracle occurs and you have people matches and ethnicity reports."   All the lectures I've attended have been amazing--some more technical than others--but I've walked away from each lecture with a better understanding of the science and the opportunities. And that's no small feat for a technical topic. So bravo speakers!       Two Terrific DNA Classes (grab the handouts)  First, I attended We Are Famil…
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