My Wednesday at RootsTech

The days are chock full here at RootsTech, but it adds up to really fun stuff! Sessions I attended three sessions Wednesday and would have done a third, but quite honestly, this girl’s head was swimming with all the information I was trying to take in. In a recap, first, the fabulous Judy Russell talked to us about going to the courtyard for the first time. This is something I need to do because I know there are some paternal records waiting there for me to discover.  I learned transcription and translation tips and resources from Thomas MacEntee and my…

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My Tuesday at RootsTech

I hit a wall around 7pm Tuesday while Amy Johnson Crow and I were comparing cat photos on our phone. I had been up since 4:30am Eastern time. I travelled roughly 2,200 miles. I had a full day of check in and then the media dinner. All so fun and exciting. But now my body and my brain were calling it a night. Tomorrow would be a fresh start, with a good night sleep. If you don’t follow me on Twitter (and why don’t you? twitter.com/jennyhawran) you missed my Tuesday recap. You can watch it here. DISCLAIMER: I am a…

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Genealogy. It’s Like Herding Cats

With just five days to go before I get on a plane and head to Salt Lake City and RootsTech , I’ve been making lists, starting to pack and getting my workshops and schedule in shape. It’s all fun…but a little stressful after a long day at work. This video was the comic relief I needed this morning! I laughed through the whole thing.  A good friend sent it to me. She knows about this blog and has dropped in from time to time. “Is this what it is really like trying to track down your ancestors?” she asked me. It sure…

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