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Tomorrow, through the magic of technology and hosted by FamilySearch, I will realize a dream, being at rootstech Connect.

Today I will select the livestream and videos that interest me and add them to my Playlist. If I cannot watch them over the next few days, they will be available for access for the entire next year!!!

Are you interested too? Here is the link to their YouTube channel website tutorials

I’m especially interested in the Show My Relatives feature, a sort of matching program that will let participants know if another attendee’s tree shows ancestors you may share in common. This should be exciting!

Please let me know if you are joining this amazing event as well. I hope rootstech Connect will be a springboard and inspiration for genealogists, family historians, story tellers and record keepers throughout the world!

Debbie Reed Hutchison

txwordweaver@yahoo.com

FGS Logo

The Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference logo is my inspiration for this prompt blog post. To me, it absolutely epitomizes the event theme, Connect.Explore.Refresh.

Connect – The trunk and intertwining branches of the family tree logo, in the form of stylized people, illustrate the way our lives, and those of our ancestors, are connected. They give new meaning to the term “the family of man.”

Explore – Representing the spirit of exploration and discovery, the leaves signify the countless hours of research, lovingly undertaken to expand our knowledge of the men, women and children who populate our family histories.

Refresh – And because everyone knows that a tree cannot grow and thrive without nourishment, the unseen element of this illustration are the roots which anchor it and provide refreshment. Our roots are our ancestors, whose lives have given us inspiration and courage, awakening in us a sense of adventure as we climb our family trees … and reach out to others, as the figures in the logo are doing, to join us on the journey.

Please make plans now to join your fellow adventurers Feb. 11-14 for the FGS and Roots Tech combined conference in Salt Lake City. Check out the schedule, the speakers and array of tracks to choose from. Whether you are just beginning to explore your roots or are looking down from the top of your family tree, this event just might be the genealogical high point of 2015 for you.

Are you going to the FGS and Roots Tech event? I’d love to know which surnames you’ll be representing and researching!

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Four months from today, on Feb. 11, 2015, the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) and Roots Tech will join together for a combined conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. This fantastic event looks like a wonderful opportunity for genealogists to learn, network and research with people who are there for similar reasons.

I’m proud to be an FGS Ambassador, getting the word out to those who follow my blog and commenting on the monthly prompts that highlight features of the conference. I look forward to learning so much from other genealogists as well.

For more information, here’s a link to Linda McCauley’s post in the FGS Voice Blog.

If you are a member of a genealogical society, please share your experiences with us. And if you’ve ever attended a genealogical conference, I’d love to hear about that, too.