At #RootsTech or #NotAtRootsTech – One Tip You Need

So I've hesitated to share this tip in an official post because I thought it was just a bug in the RootsTech system. But I tweeted about it last year and the RootsTech Twitter account "liked" my tweet and now we're at year two, and the more I explore I see multiple options for this same amazing freebie, and I'm thinking, they must know it's available and they're just not marketing it as a freebie. So I'm going to go ahead and share the tip. Wait for it... Wait for it... Drumroll... Whether you're registered to attend RootsTech or not, you can download all the handouts for free. I hope you think that's as big a deal as I do. I haven't seen this with any other genealogical convention--and I've tried.       You don't have to have a smartphone to access the handouts. You can download the app for iPhone or Android OR You can use this URL to access a version of the RootsTech 2018 app on your computer       You…
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RootsTech 2017 Expo Hall

I'm still recovering from RootsTech and trying to organize notes and handouts but here's a quick mash-up of some Expo Hall pics from different days. There's little rhyme or reason to the order and it doesn't include all the photos and videos I have but it should give you a taste for the experience if you weren't there and hopefully great memories if you were. This RootsTech 2017 video link will take you to the OnGenealogy.com youtube channel to view the video.
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Relative Finder from RootsTech 2016

Relative Finder is a fun, free genealogy program that's jokingly referred to as the "gateway drug to family history." Check it out and you'll see why: RelativeFinder.org.  Relative Finder is a genealogy program that was developed by Tom Sederberg at BYU. It's been around a while but has a new look and some new features and kids and adults alike love it! And did you miss the "free" part? It's free genealogy!!! I've created a short video if you'd like to see the program in action. Relative Finder shows relationships between users and other people, living or deceased. To use Relative Finder you’ll need to have a FamilySearch account and tree and you’ll login with your FamilySearch account. FamilySearch is owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and you can create free trees on their site (a word to the wise, your FamilySearch tree shouldn’t be your only family tree or gedcom file--I'll blog about another time.) When I login, Relative Finder will show …
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