Thursday, January 6, 2011

What do you get for 99 genealogy dollars?

* A few books from Amazon
* 3-4 Vital Records Certificates
* 4 months Ancestry sub (Australian)
* Three days of lectures from noted genealogists and technologists, opportunities to network with 1,000 people with shared interest, exposure to an exhibition hall brimming with vendors of genealogical products.

I have spent my $US99 on the fourth option - an early bird registration to the Rootstech Conference.

For further informarion read the information that follows.

The $99 Early Bird Registration for RootsTech 2011 in Salt Lake City Ends Soon!

·         $99 early bird registration ends January 15, 2011 ($150 afterwards)
·         Only $35 for students!
·         February 10–12, 2011
·         Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
·         Walking distance from the Family History Library

SALT LAKE CITY—The $99 early bird registration for the RootsTech 2011 Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, ends January 15, 2011. RootsTech is a completely new conference focused on bringing technology creators together with genealogy technology users to learn together and identify solutions to family history research challenges. Genealogists and family historians will discover exciting new research tools while technology creators will learn the latest development techniques from industry leaders and pioneers.
The registration fee includes three full days of conference attendance, conference materials, entry to the Clarke Planetarium dinner event, extended access to the Family History Library, admission to the closing reception event, eligibility for prize drawings, and admission to the Community Zone (exhibition hall).
Advancing technology is becoming an integral part of the future of genealogical research. Whether a person is new to genealogy or is an experienced researcher, RootsTech is the ideal place to discover the latest family history tools. In addition, technology creators will learn the skills needed to deliver innovative applications and systems, and they will have the opportunity to receive instant feedback from peers and users on their ideas and creations.
Keynote speakers at the conference include Shane Robinson, Hewlett Packard chief strategy and technology officer; Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive and digital librarian; Jay L. Verkler, CEO of FamilySearch International; and Curt Witcher, Historical Genealogy Department manager for Allen County Public Library.
About RootsTech
RootsTech is a new conference designed to bring technologists together with genealogists to learn from each other and find solutions to the challenges faced in family history research today. The conference’s activities and offerings are focused on content that will help genealogists and family historians discover exciting new research tools while enabling technology creators to learn the latest development techniques from industry leaders and pioneers.


Miss W. said...

G'day Geniaus,
I have recently been to some online conferences. I wonder if they will ever run a genealogical conference totally online, saving all that money for airfares etc from downunder?

Thinking of putting my family history online on a blog - have bits of it already on a website at

GeniAus said...

I prefer to forget how much it is costing me to get there!
Took a look at your site - do continue to add to it - I get some amazing results from having my tree on the web.


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