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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My top 4 things I can’t live without at #RootsTech

This is my third year going to RootsTech in Salt Lake City, so I feel like I have a pretty good handle on the overall experience. But this is my first time as an Official Ambassador, which is a thrilling addition and requires some extra planning.  Part of what I’m expected to do as an Ambassador is to promote what I’m seeing and build excitement about the conference overall. So I need to have a solid plan of what my days are going to be spent doing. Today I went over which workshops I wanted to try to attend. And…

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