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RootsTech 2021 Is Available on Line for One Year #general #announcements


Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

RootsTech 2021 was held 25-27 February 2021. If you missed RootsTech, or had to more sessions to attend and the time ran out, don’t fret!  While RootsTech 2021 is over, their programs are available online for one year. There were over 1.2 million people worldwide who participated. It was the world’s largest family history event. Over 35 languages were available.

 

There were 1,000 breakout sessions across eight different tracks which included: keynotes, connecting with family, finding ancestors, DNA, places, records and research, memories-stories, photos and video, traditions and heritage and website, tools and apps. This includes several Jewish-specific topics: Hebrew Naming and How to Read Hebrew Headstones with Nolan Altman, Landmanshaft: What Are They and How Can They Help My Research with Nolan Altman, Using the JewishGen Discussion Group and Jewish Genealogy Portal with Avraham Groll, Explore Jewish Genealogical Societies with Marlis Humphrey, Crypto-Jewish Genealogy Series, How I Found My Crypto-Jewish Grandmothers, and How Crypto-Jewish Genealogy is Different all with Genie Milgrom. Also, Mexican Genealogy: Jewish Origin of Three Families in Jalisco with Nefi Arenas Salazar and Shining a Light on Jewish Genealogy with Liba Casson-Nudell. The Soil from Which They Grew: The Alliance Colony with Jared Ross about the first Jewish agricultural colony in America (Vineland, NJ). Of course there are sessions on different ethnicities, researching, documents and DNA and much more.

 

Go to: https://www.familysearch.org/rootstech/rtc2021/. You must be registered at FamilySearch to access the conference and registration is free. They require your name and email address.

 

The list of sessions is:

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/bc/content/RootsTech/2021/RootsTech-Connect-2021-Sessions-eng.pdf

 

The virtual exhibit hall had many different organizations with  “booths” https://www.familysearch.org/rootstech/rtc2021/expohall

The IAJGS booth is available to view at: https://www.familysearch.org/rootstech/rtc2021/expohall/iajgs

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee