As a Rootstech Influencer I found the request to share my best five presentations from the 2022 event a trifle challenging. All who attended Rootstech 2022 came with individual needs and interests so my list contains things that educated, entertained and enthused me, it will differ from the lists made by the million or so other genealogy enthusiasts who attended Rootstech. I believe that anyone with an interest in family history will find much content to satisfy their needs at the Rootstech site.
For me the Rootstech event was not a crazy carnival of genealogy but it heralded an update to a fabulous free learning library of genealogy resources from Familysearch. Prior to the event I wrote "I am not going to stress about filling my days with watching zoom sessions, mine will be a relaxed approach over many days, weeks and months. This is necessary to experience the Joynealogy of Rootstech."
I believe that "Just in time learning" is a most effective means of learning anything so, whenever I have a need for knowledge in the future, I will use the search facility on the Rootstech site to find appropriate presentations. These sessions may or may not have been in my original playlist.
I probably managed to watch about 40-50 sessions over the three days of the live event. Shortly after the event I suggested some of these as must watch sessions in a newsletter I write for my local family history group. My bias was towards sessions about DNA, Australian topics and England/Ireland/Scotland the lands of my ancestors. Here is what I suggested that genies in Lake Macquarie Family History Group should watch.
Nick Barratt: When Harry Met Dotty - using DNA to break down brick
Else Churchill: From Rolled Pedigrees to Digital Data
Myko Clelland: Series (3 talks) Birth, Marriage and Death in Scotland – going beyond the basics
Jackie Depelle: Ideas for Researching Non-Conformist Ancestors
Roberta Estes: Associating Autosomal DNA Segments With Ancestors
Caroline Gurney: Series (3 talks) Tracing the English Ancestors – beyond the basics
Rob Hamilton: Series (3 talks) A Freemason and his records
Michelle Leonard: Top tips for identifying DNA matches
Diana Nicolson: Who was Kastian Richardson?
Cathie Sherwood: The Poor in Ireland: Workhouses and Poor Law
Oops, seems I can't count, it was hard enough pruning the list down to ten let alone five!
Modesty precluded me from adding this live session hosted by Lynn Broderick and me