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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Maintenance Essentials for Genealogy

I've had maintenance on the mind this summer. So many friends and family are dealing with problems that are largely a result of lack of maintenance. It's made me think how easy it is to lose all our gains, simply because we don't do the day-to-day and month-to-month maintenance projects.

Why am I doing massive fence repairs in July? How'd we regain all this weight?How did the sewer line break?

It goes on and on. So while I work on projects and have to set aside my family history, I'm assessing what are the maintenance essentials for genealogy in my home.

We made some incredible family history gains last year, digitizing everything (photos, papers, cassette tapes) for my side of the family and we're close to finishing this for Mike's side of the family. I can't afford to lose these gains. Here are some ideas for projects we need to either start, finish, or maintain.

 

 

Some Family History Maintenance Ideas

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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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