It’s the RootsTech time of year again, “a 4 day event held annually in Salt Lake City, Utah, dedicated to celebrating families and discovering family histories.” It is a wonderful event filled with multitudes of classes ranging from beginner to advanced levels as well as featuring well known guest speakers, and an Expo Hall which is like Disneyland for genealogists. So if you like genealogy, you should definitely sign up to attend RootsTech 2020!
Come and meet us in the Expo Hall at Booth 332. This year we have a special during RootsTech of which you could take advantage.
We are thrilled that several of our researchers are featured speakers at RootsTech, so in our blog this week we are featuring them as well as the classes they are teaching.
Emily first earned a Bachelor’s degree in Family History/Genealogy from Brigham Young University and later earned a Master’s degree in English Local History from the University of Leicester (distinction). She is a genealogist, author, and lecturer of US, British, and Irish genealogy.
The following are the classes taught by Emily during RootsTech:
Wednesday 11 AM -You CAN Do Irish Research
Wednesday 1:30 PM - ScotlandsPeople 101
Thursday 4:30 PM - You CAN Do Irish Research
Debbie graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Genealogy and Family History. She has made research trips to Spain, Portugal, Virginia, and North Carolina and is fluent in Spanish as well as able to read documents in Portuguese, Italian, Latin, and French.
The classes taught by Debbie at RootsTech follow:
Thursday 3 PM - Internet Resources for Northern New Spain
Friday 3 PM - Correcting Misconceptions - When to Correct Information on Your Family Tree
Friday 4:30 PM - Introduction to Hispanic Research
Saturday 3 PM - Locating your Immigrant’s Hometown
Daniel has a degree in Family History/Genealogy from Brigham Young University. He is fluent in Dutch and German and has been to several archives in Europe. He is accredited in Switzerland, but is also proficient in Eastern European research.
The class Daniel is teaching at Roots Tech is:
Thursday 3PM – Za chlebem: Polish emigration
Julie earned a bachelor’s degree in Family History/Genealogy from Brigham Young University and completed a Master’s degree from the University of Strathclyde. Her master’s thesis focused on using autosomal DNA to identify ancestors beyond the second great-grandparent.
The classes taught by Julie at RootsTech follow:
Wednesday 9:30 AM - The Benefits and Pitfalls of Ancestry’s ThruLines
Wednesday 3 PM - Finding Your Elusive Female Ancestors (This will also be presented live on line through the RootsTech website.
Thursday 9:30 AM - Finding Success with Pre-1850 U.S. Research
Thursday 3 PM - Burned County Records: There’s Still Hope!
Mindy is a professional genealogist, teacher, and presenter. She is accredited through ICAPGen in the England region and has a deep love for the history, culture and arts of England. She has a degree from Brigham Young University in Design and a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University.
The following classes will be taught by Mindy at RootsTech:
Friday 9:30 AM - A Deep Dive into Locality Research
Friday 4:30 PM - Dealing with Documents: Analysis, Extraction, Transcription and Abstraction
Kelsee completed family history internships in Austria, England and in the Family History Library before receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Family History/Genealogy from Brigham Young University. While at BYU she contributed to Roger P. Minert’s book series “German Immigrants in American Church Records.”
The class taught by Kelsee at RootsTech is:
Friday 9:30 AM - Discovering English Parish Chest Records
Are you going to RootsTech 2020? Let us know in a comment below!