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RootsTech session recorded for later viewing

It’s a grey overcast cold day in Salt Lake City — and nobody cares.

Because inside the Salt Palace it’s hot as RootsTech 2017 is in full swing.

rt2017cToday, the exhibit hall opens, there are sessions from early morning through an evening social and thousands upon thousands of genealogists are packing into the venerable convention center for the event. By the end of the day Saturday, the numbers are expected to be well in excess of 30,000 attendees.

None of which makes you feel any better at all.

Because you’re stuck at home.

Worse, you saw the livestreaming schedule earlier in the week, and you can’t tune in because of things like work or doctor’s appointments or any of the myriad other little details of life that interfere with genealogy.

Not to worry.

The sessions that are being streamed are also being recorded. In fact, only a few of the streamed sessions are real-time. The keynotes, yes, and some of the other sessions. But many others are being recorded at one time and streamed at another.

And the recorded sessions, all of them, will be available on the RootsTech site after the conference for those who couldn’t attend and couldn’t tune in during the real-time streaming.

Just head over to the RootsTech home page to check out what’s available, either live or recorded, and join in the fun from Salt Lake City.

In case you missed it, here’s the schedule for the rest of the week (all times are Mountain Standard Time):

Thursday, February 9

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. | RootsTech General Session
Speakers: Steve Rockwood, Jonathan and Drew Scott

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Getting Started in Genealogy
Speaker: Kelli Bergheimer

12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m. | DNA: The Glue That Holds Families Together
Speaker: Diahan Southard

1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. | DNA Matching on MyHeritage
Speaker: Dana Drutman

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. | Jewish Genealogy: Where to Look and What’s Available
Speaker: Lara Diamond

4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. | Family History Is Anything but Boring
Speakers: Crystal Farish and Rhonna Farrer

Friday, February 10

8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. | RootsTech General Session
Speakers: Levar Burton, Special Guest Panel

10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. | RootsTech Innovator Showdown Finals

12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m. | Mothers, Daughters, Wives: tracing Female Lines
Speaker: Judy Russell

1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. | Censational Census Strategies
Mary Kircher Roddy

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. | Big 4: Comparing Ancestry, findmypast, FamilySearch, and MyHeritage
Speaker: Sunny Morton

4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. | Cross the Atlantic with Religious Records
Speaker: Jen Baldwin

Saturday, February 11

8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. | RootsTech General Session
Speakers: Cece Moore, Buddy Valastro

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Journaling Principles That Work
Speaker: Steve Reed

1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. | Don’t Just Be a Searcher, Be a Researcher
Speaker: Crista Cowan

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. | Creating Google Alerts for Your Genealogy
Speaker: Katherine R. Wilson

The full schedule is online here, and you can read more about any of these sessions online here (just click on the day and then the session for a more complete description).

If you can’t be there in person, streaming is the next best thing… and if you can’t be there in real-time, watching a recording is a pretty good option as well.

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