Monday, January 30, 2017

RootsTech 2017 Live Stream Schedule and Session Syllabus Handouts are Released

RootsTech 2017
It is that time of year again. ... The RootsTech 2017 Live Stream Schedule and the 2017 class syllabus handouts have been released. Below is a list of the sessions that make up the Live Stream Schedule.

Unlike previous years, this year you must use a RootsTech App to download or email yourself the session syllabus handouts from either the Apple App Store or GooglePlay. The RootsTech App is made for SmartPhones but can be downloaded to tablets. Under the App's settings there is a tablet mode to switch on. There is also a browser page where you access the App but you need to create a log-in to use it.

How do you find a session's handout? Search the conference schedule or search by speaker. To email a handout to yourself, you have to find the session you want, view the session, click on the PDF and you will be asked do you want to "open it, email it or take notes on the handout". By this route, you must do this individually for each session you desire a handout. The PDF file name will be a series of numbers and letters not the title of the session. To download multiple session handouts at one time, click on the star next to the session in the conference schedule. Then go back to the App Home and then select the App's download and click the download icon. The files will que and be downloaded.

Please note that some users have found the RootsTech App to be troublesome on a tablet and in the browser format so exercise some patience while using it. (Apparently everyone is supposed to have a SmartPhone but in reality not everyone does.) When you are done with the App you may want to remove it from your tablet. But if you initially downloaded the handout PDFs rather than email them, before you remove the RootsTech App be sure to email those PDFs to yourself. The downloaded PDFs are stored in the RootsTech App data not in your tablet's download folder and if you delete the App you delete the PDFs.

Here's an example of where to find your downloaded session PDFs on an Android tablet: Prepare an email to yourself; click on attach files; go to My Files; go to the internal memory card (i.e. sdcard0) where apps store their data or that place on your device; go to Android folder; go to data folder; go to "com.coreapps. ...me.rootstech" folder (it will be named something like that); go to files folder; then check the select boxes and then done to attach your downloaded PDFs to the email; then send the email. Open the received email and save the attached files to your computer or another folder on your device. Now you will not lose the downloaded PDF files when you delete the RootsTech App.

Remember class times are listed in Mountain Time at the RootsTech website and in the RootsTech App. We are Eastern Time which is 2 hours ahead. So 8:30 am Mountain is 10:30 am Eastern. For your convenience we have listed the Live Stream Schedule here using Eastern Time and have included the session numbers.

Here's the Live Stream list according to Eastern Time. 

Wednesday, February 8th 
11 am to 12 pm Innovator Summit General Session
Steve Rockwood, Liz Wiseman

IS7000
12:15 pm  to 1:15 pm
Industry Trends and Outlook presented by Craig Bott and Guest Panel
IS7100
1:30 pm to 2:00 pm Innovation -- Best Practices and Applications presented by Cydni Tetro
IS7303 

Thursday, February 9th 
10:30 am to 12 pm RootsTech General Session
Steve Rockwood, Jonathan and Drew Scott

RT5100
1 pm to 2 pm
Getting Started in Genealogy presented by Kelli Bergheimer
GS0780
2:15 pm  to 3:15 pm DNA: The Glue That Holds Families Together presented by Diahan Southard
(For handout see RT1425 from session on Wed., 3 pm (MT)) 
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm DNA Matching on MyHeritage presented by Dana Drutman
RT1353
5 pm to 6 pm Jewish Genealogy: Where to Look and What's Available presented by Lara Diamond
RT9285
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Family History is Anything but Boring presented by Crystal Farish and Rhonna Farrer
RT0764

Friday, February 10th 
10:30 am to 12 pm RootsTech General Session Levar Burton, Special Guest Panel
RT1200
12:30 pm  to 1:30 pm RootsTech Innovator Showdown Finals
RT2543
2:15 pm to 3:15 pm Mothers, Daughters, Wives: Tracing Female Lines presented by Judy Russel (The Legal Genealogist)
(For handout see RT3017 from session on Wed., 4:30 pm (MT))
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Censational Census Strategies presented by Mary Kircher Roddy
RT9733
5 pm to 6 pm Big 4: Comparing Ancestry, FindMyPast, FamilySearch, and MyHeritage presented by Sunny Morton
RT2000
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Cross the Atlantic with Religious Records presented by Jen Baldwin
RT4765

Saturday, February 11th 
10:30 am to 12 pm RootsTech General Session Cece Moore, Buddy Valastro
RT1300
1 pm  to 2 pm Journaling Principles That Work presented by Steve Reed
RT0565
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Don't Just Be a Searcher, Be a Researcher presented by Crista Cowan
RT1989
5 pm to 6 pm Creating Google Alerts for Your Genealogy presented by Katherine R. Wilson
RT1430

If it is like prior years, the Live Stream will be right on the homepage starting on Thursday. 

See You Soon at Mt. Clemens Public Library! 
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