The RootsTech App: A love affair

Last night I woke up in a panic because I realized I hadn’t made my flight reservations for #RootsTech yet. If you know me, you know this is not typical of me to be disorganized. I’m a list girl. I’m a planning ahead girl. I’m juggling a lot in my life right now and for whatever reason, this task just slipped through the cracks. This year I’m attending 4 large conferences: RootsTech, NERGC, Jamboree and FGS. I’m not a speaker, but I’m involved with all of them in some official capacity. And I love that fact, by the way. So…

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#RootsTech 2019 4-Day Pass Give-a-way

I’m a #RootsTech 2019 Ambassador, which means not only do I get to promote and participate in this mega genealogy conference, but I get to give stuff away! I’m giving away a 4-Day Pass ($299 value) to RootsTech 2019. The conference takes place February 27-March 2, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  RootsTech 2019 is one the largest genealogy conferences in the world, combining genealogy and technology. That’s a heavenly pairing for me! There is something for every skill level. Click here to see why you should attend #RootsTech 2019 #RootsTech 2019 4-day pass includes Access to more than 300 classes, keynotes…

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My Thursday at RootsTech

Today at RootsTech was all about the Expo Hall and interviewing Brandon Stanton from Humans of New York. Here are the highlights!     DISCLAIMER: I am a RootsTech2018 Ambassador. One of my responsibilities as an Ambassador is to promote the RootsTech 2018 conference before, during and after. In return for promotion, I have received a free pass to the RootsTech2018 conference. Airfare, accommodations and other expenses are not compensated. I’ll be recounting in this blog my experience before, during and after the conference.

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“FAVORITE NAME” CHALLENGE – #52ANCESTORS

In 1926, Mrs. G. J. Wilkins of Atlanta Georgia wrote to the Office of Indian Affairs, “My great-grandfather on my father’s side was a full-blooded Indian with tribal relations with the Cherokees of Georgia.” Mrs. Wilkins was referring to Abraham Helton, known by his family as Young Chicken Chetiganete. He was born in 1843. He is also my 5th great-grandfather. Finding Native American ancestors is a boom for genealogists. It can be difficult to prove on paper.  It can be more difficult to prove in your DNA…even if you have the paperwork to prove it. I vaguely recall my grandmother…

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