RootsTech Conference

Sunday, November 16, 2014

RootsTech and a ice cream sundae

RootsTech can be compared to a Ice Cream Sundae:
The Ice cream and delicious syrups are the base. But no Sundae is complete without the cherry.  
          The cherry is not a necessity but adds just the right touch to an amazing desert. 

The Ice cream stands for the classes
The Syrups  and whipped cream stands for the expo hall
The Cherry stands for the events
The whole amazing desert stands for an amazing conference.

The cherry ends the day perfectly. Roots Tech has really awesome events:

Thursday: Alex Boye and his one voice children's choir, if you have not heard them look it up on YouTube. It is amazing.
Friday: Cultural event and extended hours at the expo hall
Saturday: Studio C and  other popular entertainers. I love studio c, one of my favorites is prop switch, look it up on YouTube. 

Friday, November 14, 2014


As I was sitting in science waiting for the bell to ring I thought that genealogy is not so different from the scientific method. For me religion is also involved, I am not saying genealogy is purely scientific.  But think about it. Here are the steps to it along with example of how you might use it.

Ask a question: Who is Mary Jane's spouse?

Do background research: Check different sources

Construct a Hypothesis: My Heritage says he is Robert James but Ancestry says it is James Jones

Test your hypothesis by doing at experiment: Genealogy is not about experimenting but finding
evidence to back it up so I changed this one to, Test you hypothesis by gathering evidence:James and Mary have the same kids and Family Search has James listed as Mary's spouse.

Analyze data and get a conclusion: James must be Mary's Spouse

Communicate your results: Add James to your family tree

The Scientific method is the method that most people use while researching, except they have a PURPOSE not a QUESTION.

Keep in mind RootsTech is in 3 months and is an event you won't want to miss! Remind all your friends and family about the FREE family discovery day.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Ancestor Cloud

For those of you who love genealogy and pintrest this new website will be heaven. Ancestor Cloud is the Pinterest of the genealogy world. I saw a demo at the BYU family history conference. I just got this link that you can sign up with and be notified when Ancestor Cloud is officially launched. Use this link, type in your email and get notified when it comes out.


Have fun with this. I saw the beta and it will be great!!!!!