Friday, December 22, 2017

Creating Shareable URL's for Family History Photos + Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is Keynote Speaker at RootsTech 2018

Do you have pictures you want to share with others? You can create a shareable link to your picture using Google Drive. The Genealogy Reporter, Amie Bowser Tennant, created a short how-to YouTube video. You can view it at, "Creating a Shareable URL for Your Family History Photos,"  at her blog, The Genealogy Reporter.  You might want to share your photo with family and friends in this manner or enter it in the RootsTech Photo+Story Competition.

RootsTech is giving out some great prizes. So check it out, if you are so inclined. The rules are here. The deadline to enter is December 29th. In any case, creating a shareable URL is an easy way to share your photos.

Amie is a speaker for RootsTech so you might want to check out her talks on the RootsTech schedule.

I'm also giving a fun talk titled, Google Photos: Collect, Organize, Preserve and Share on Thursday, March 1st at 1:30 (session RT9886).

If you have the Getting Started pass you can also hear that talk (with a slightly different title: Collect, Organize, Preserve and Share with Google Photos) on Friday at 3:00 (session GS9886).

If you haven't registered for RootsTech 2018, being held February 28 - March 3, 2018, in Salt Lake City, there's still time. Hop on over to the RootsTech website to register.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. will be the keynote speaker on Saturday, March 3rd. I am especially excited to hear Dr. Gates as I'm a huge fan of his PBS show, Finding Your Roots.


Disclaimer: I (Michelle Goodrum) am a RootsTech 2017 Ambassador and received complimentary registration to RootsTech along with other perks. 

URL for this post: https://turning-of-generations.blogspot.com/2017/12/do-you-have-pictures-you-want-to-share.html

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

And the Winner of the RootsTech 2018 pass is...


Angela Rodesky!

The three sessions Angela is interested in are:
·       "You're on Social Media. Now What?" (Amy Johnson Crow)
·      "Using MyHeritage to Drive Genealogical Discovery" (Michael Mansfield)
·      "Get 'Twitterpated' with Twitter for Genealogy" (Amie Browser Tennant)

Great choices, Angela! The MyHeritage talk looks pretty interesting. I might just have to go to that one too.

There's still plenty of time to register if you are planning to attend RootsTech 2018 And plenty of Ambassadors are still giving away free passes on their blogs too!  You can find a list at ConferenceKeeper.org

Congratulations Angela! I will be in touch soon with registration details.


Disclaimer: I (Michelle Goodrum) am a RootsTech 2018 Ambassador and received complimentary registration to RootsTech along with other perks.

URL for this post: https://turning-of-generations.blogspot.com/2017/11/and-winner-of-rootstech-2018-pass-is.html
© 2017, copyright Michelle Goodrum

Friday, November 10, 2017

RootsTech Pass Give-Away Ends Monday

If you are planning to attend RootsTech 2018 and haven't entered my contest for a free pass, the contest ends on Monday, November 13th at midnight.


Here's what you need to do:
Send an email to michellesgiveaway at gmail dot com. The email must contain the following:
  1. Your name
  2. Your email address
  3. List the titles of 3 Roots Tech sessions and the presenter's name that interest you.

By entering the giveaway, you give permission to post your name on The In-Depth Genealogist and The Turning of Generations blogs along with a quote from your entry, if you are the lucky winner.

The contest ends at 11:59pm Pacific Time on Monday, November 13th. On Tuesday, November 14th, I’ll use Random.org to select the winner from eligible entries. Check back on that day to see who the winner is.
If you've already purchased your RootsTech pass, and are the winner, you'll get a full refund.

All of the RootsTech Ambassadors have a pass to give away. To check for other contests that are running go to ConferenceKeeper.org where they have an up-to-date list of current contests.



Disclaimer: I (Michelle Goodrum) am a RootsTech 2017 Ambassador and received complimentary registration to RootsTech along with other perks.

URL for this post: https://turning-of-generations.blogspot.com/2017/11/rootstech-pass-give-away-ends-monday.html

© 2017, copyright Michelle Goodrum