26 March 2013

RootsTech in Pictures - More on Thursday

Thursday Morning Keynote Addresses

Exhibit Hall Opens to Attendees

Compfy chairs stayed full all day!
Questions Abound
Busy researching and learning
Bloggers strategizing
Media Interviews

Special Evening Performance for RootsTech Attendees
by the Mormon Tablernacle Choir in the Tabernacle at Temple Square

The Tabernacle was full
Introductions of Foreign Country Visitors

RootsTech in Pictures - Thursday AM

Editor's Note: Sorry, I had nothing but technology issues at the Salt Palace so could not get things to upload, so I'll do it now!  I don't know about you but I've been sleeping since the end of the conference on Saturday!  Enjoyable time, fantastic conversations, classes and very worn out.

More preparation for the bloggers
Paul Nauta prepping the bloggers

Exhibit Hall BEFORE the doors opened

Demo Theater - Definitely a COMPHY spot!

A few vendors BEFORE the crowds

Cyber Cafe and FamilySearch Help
Computer Row
Rest those tired legs and feet
Free soda and water! Refreshing!

Media Center - Home for the Official Bloggers

20 March 2013

RootsTech in Pictures - Wednesday Evening Sneak Preview

Blogger Get-Together to Prepare for Opening Day

Shipley Munson - CMO, VP Marketing at FamilySearch.org
Ben Bennett - Chief of Staff for FS Patron Services
and Product Manager for the FS Wiki

More Bloggers
And More Bloggers
Old FamilySearch Logo
New Logo for FamilySearch

New fan chart in FamilySearch

RootsMagic's RootsTech Contest-Win an iPad!

RootsMagic, the award-winning genealogy software is having a contest in conjunction with the 2013 RootsTech Conference, March 21-24. They are again partnering with 15 of the best and brightest genealogy bloggers (Ha ha, I'm one of them!) who will be reporting at the RootsTech conference. Each  blogger will place one of 15 clue words on their website. (Can you find mine?)

From Thursday, March 21 through Wednesday, March 27, 2013, visit http://www.rootsmagic.com/treasure for a complete list of the blogs where the 15 clue words can be found. Visit each blog, collect all 15 clue words, and you could win software, prizes, or an iPad

Enter at RootsTech or at Home
Once you've collected the clues there are two ways to enter. The first is at the RootsTech conference itself. Pick up an entry card at the RootsMagic booth (#401) in the Exhibit Hall. Write the clue words on the back of the card and return it to the RootsMagic booth in the Exhibit Hall by Saturday, March 23 at 1:20 pm. At that time, they will hold the prize drawings. You must be present to win.

RootsMagic didn't want those who aren't able to attend RootsTech in person to feel left out so they are holding a second drawing and giving away more prizes including a second iPad. To enter this drawing, visit http://www.rootsmagic.com/treasure anytime between Thursday, March 21 and midnight MST on Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Fill out the online form to be entered into the second drawing. You may enter both drawings but one entry per person, per drawing. Winners will be picked at random and notified via e-mail by Friday, March 29, 2013.

Remember, the treasure hunt doesn't begin until this Thursday. Good luck!