08 March 2012

Three Rootstech lectures win a place at NGS 2012 Family History Conference

Three Rootstech lectures win a place at NGS 2012 Family History Conference

The National Genealogical Society and FamilySearch are pleased to announce their selections for the Best of RootsTech lectures to be presented at the 2012 Family History Conference. Three lectures were chosen from the RootsTech conference held in Salt Lake City, 2–4 February 2012.

Congratulations to the winners, Barbara Renick, Kory Meyerink, and D. Joshua Taylor!

The winning selections were chosen from the many excellent topics and lecturers based on the RootsTech attendee survey, type of content and speaker delivery, and skill level of the lecture.  NGS has been a leader in bringing technology to the field of genealogy since its merger with GenTech in 2002.  GenTech was created to facilitate communication among persons interested in genealogy and technology. NGS and FamilySearch continue that goal today by partnering to educate the genealogy community by encouraging lectures on identifying some of the best products, techniques, and methods that merge technology and genealogy.

The winning selections are: 

"Snagit for Genealogists" presented by Barbara Renick on Wednesday, 9 May, 4:00 p.m.

Snagit (screen capture program from http://www.TechSmith.com) helps genealogists create digital research logs, automate sharing research, and scrapbook family stories in a palatable format.

Barbara Renick is a nationally known genealogy author and lecturer who serves on the NGS Board of Directors and teaches at the Orange FamilySearch Center in California.

"Effective Database Search Tactics" presented by Kory Meyerink, MLS, AG, FUGA, on Thursday, 10 May, 11:00 a.m.

Your research success depends on knowing the best way to search different databases. Includes Boolean, truncation, fielded, proximity, phrase, wild cards and wild word searches.

Kory Meyerink is founding partner and senior genealogist with ProGenealogists. He is an adjunct professor, author of Printed Sources, popular speaker and writer, founder Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, past president the Utah Genealogical Society.

"Do I Trust the Cloud" presented by D. Joshua Taylor, MLS, on Saturday, 12 May, 8:00 a.m.

Discover the basic concepts and "how-tos" of cloud computing and low-cost solutions for storing your genealogical data.

Josh is the North American business development manager for brightsolid online publishing and the vice president of administration for the Federation of Genealogical Societies.

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