Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Exciting News on RootsTech

I've got some news on RootsTech!

My RootsTech 4-day Pass Giveaway WINNER

First, I have an announcement to make about my RootsTech 4-day Pass Giveaway! *Drum roll please!* My winner is...Alyson Cecil from Utah! Congratulations Alyson!

One of the great things about being able to offer a free pass to RootsTech is that I get to meet another person who's just as excited as I am about getting to go to RootsTech this year!

First Keynote Speaker Announced

Secondly, we have news of ONE of the keynote speakers at RootsTech 2019! I emphasize one because I'd be perfectly content if we had just this one speaker. But, he's not all we have to look forward to (more news on the other speakers soon...) So who is this one speaker I'm super psyched for?

Our speaker on Friday, March 1 will be....Saroo Brierley! Have you seen the movie Lion starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman? (Here's the trailer!) It's an inspiring story of a boy in India who gets lost, is adopted by a family in Australia, and then returns to India to find his birth family as an adult. What makes it even more of an incredible story is that it's a true story based on the memoir "A Long Way Home" by Saroo Brierley. To learn more about Saroo, you can check out these 3 Interesting Facts about Saroo. You can also watch an interview with Saroo Brierley and his adopted mom here.

RootsTech App available

The RootsTech App, available through the App Store and Google Play Store, was a great help for me at RootsTech 2018. It helped me keep track of my classes, where they were located and also helped me make last minute decisions about which class to go to when one filled up. Also, it helped me rate my instructors afterwards too. Super convenient. It's great!

Well, you can get the App now for your smartphone! You can start prepping now for the sessions you'll attend and get even more excited! And if you want to check out those classes from your computer, head over to the class schedule page.


That's all I've got for you now, y'all! Stay posted for my upcoming Thanksgiving related blog post!

Until then, keep encountering your ancestors through family history research and remembering the past made present.

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