Sunday, February 9, 2014

Day 3 - Rootstech 2014

Yesterday, I only had time to view only two sessions, and they were Information Overload: Managing Online Searches and Their Results” by Josh Taylor, and “Five Ways to Do Genealogy in Your Sleep” by Deborah Gamble.

First of all, the handout by Josh should be read, because he gives a good summary of what he has talked about in the lecture.

The subject of the talk was that we must have an online research plan just like we do for our offline work. He talks about using because it is a more focused search than Google, and the five principles in doing online research is laid out in his handout.

I ended my day by watching the talk given by Deborah, and she told us how to use the Internet to do the searching for us while we sleep. The five ways are Google Alerts,'s Shaky Leaf, eBay Reminders, FamilySearch Reminders, and Find A Grave.  

Although I use some of them already, there are a couple of them I shall try.

Once again, her talk is in the handouts section on RootsTech.

Remember that you can always watch these at a later date because FamilySearch will put them on the RootsTech site after the conference ends today at

If you would like to read about the talks given yesterday, there are hand outs at

I will give a summary of blogs and videos tomorrow in my weekly post, Canadian Week in Review.

Happy viewing!

Elizabeth Lapointe