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RootsTech 2020 Free Genealogy Sessions

By Family Tree Editors

RootsTech Livestream Schedule
Saturday, February 29

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Today’s Sessions:

8:00 AM MST: Ancestry On the Go: Ancestry App Suite
9:30 AM MST: FamilySearch App for Intermediate/Advanced Users
11:00 AM MST: General Session: Emmitt Smith
1:30 PM MST: Healing & Family History: The Emotional Side
3:00 PM MST: Introduction to What Are the Odds? (WATO)

8:00 AM MST
Ancestry On the Go: Ancestry App Suite
Peter Drinkwater, Kenric Russell, Victoria Smith

In this three-part presentation we will cover topics such as: Why Ancestry has multiple apps, how to install the apps and get up and running, and new app features that were recently released. We may even reveal a few new features coming soon!

Supplement the Session with Family Tree

Articles

6 Fantastic (and Free!) Genealogy Mobile Apps
10 Best Genealogy Mobile Apps
Top 7 Best Cemetery Apps for Locating Ancestors


9:30 AM MST
FamilySearch App for Intermediate/Advanced Users
Todd Powell

Are you the person that wants to take your Mobile app talents and apply them to gather your family with advanced Family History tasks? Come to this class to learn how to use the advanced features on our FamilySearch Tree App.

Supplement the Session with Family Tree

Articles

6 Fantastic (and Free!) Genealogy Mobile Apps
10 Apps That Take Your Genealogy from Sideshow to Spotlight
4 Favorite Genealogy Apps to Add to Your Phone or Tablet


11:00 AM MST
General Session
Emmitt Smith

Emmitt Smith, the National Football League’s all-time leading rusher and Super Bowl champion, is coming to RootsTech! During his long career, Emmitt Smith broke Walter Payton’s league rushing record and played for three Super Bowl-winning Dallas Cowboys teams. He’s the only running back to ever win a Super Bowl championship, the NFL MVP award, the NFL rushing crown, and the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player award in the same season. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from one of the world’s premier athletes!


1:30 PM MST
Healing & Family History: The Emotional Side
Robin Wirthlin

Echoes of the past come alive through family history and DNA research. Connecting with living relatives and learning the stories can help heal broken families and connect estranged and unknown family members. The journey of discovery has hills and valleys, especially when working with living relatives. Learn ways to navigate the challenges and overcome them.

Supplement the Session with Family Tree

Articles

Making Peace with the Past: Adding a New Grandfather
Discovering a New Sibling Through DNA Results
DNA Q&A: Handling Sensitive Information

Materials

The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are

Family Tree Magazine October/November 2019 Digital Edition


3:00 PM MST
Introduction to What Are the Odds? (WATO)
Leah Larkin

Trying to figure out how you’re related to your DNA matches? It’s worth interrupting your Saturday to watch The DNA Geek Leah Larkin teach about a “revolutionary new tool that allows you to test different hypotheses for where the ‘target person’ fits into a documented tree.” PS: She’s also teaching this as a workshop at RootsTech, but it’s SOLD OUT. This is a hot topic for DNA lovers!
– Sunny Jane Morton

Supplement the Session with Family Tree

Free Form

How To Calculate Cousinhood Chart

Videos

Calculating Cousinhood

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