RootsTech 2016 will take place February 3 – 6, 2016. There will be more things to listen to, learn from, and participate in than any one person can possibly do. Therefore, it is a good idea to plan ahead and make calculated choices about what you most want to experience. Start by viewing the RootsTech 2016 Classes and figuring out which ones you think will be the most beneficial.
RootsTech 2016 has a searchable list of classes for attendees to browse through. Some of the classes have been labeled for content, and all indicate the skill level required by participants. A particular class might be held more than once during the conference.
Here are a few interesting RootsTech 2016 classes you may want to check out:
“FamilySearch Indexing: Get Your Group On” is taught by Jason Pierson, the new product manager for FamilySearch. He will lead product strategy, design and features for the new web-based indexing application.
In this class, Jason Pierson will discuss how volunteers and leaders can leverage some of the new features in the browser-based indexing program to recruit, train, and motivate more volunteers to index more and higher-quality records. He will also discuss how to set up and manage groups, and why to share batches and different methods of reviewing each other’s work.
“Facebook: A Tool for Genealogy” is taught by Thomas MacEntee, the Founder and CEO of GeneaBloggers. This class focuses on developing the following skill sets for genealogy research on Facebook:
* Using the Search function to locate living relatives and others researching the same surnames
* Locating Facebook Groups and Pages related to your genealogy research (especially geographical locations and specific ethnic groups).
* Creating a Facebook group to facilitate collaboration and participant interaction around a specific genealogy topic (such as a Surname Group or a One Place Study Group)
* Understanding the difference between a Facebook Page and a Facebook Group and why you might use one instead of the other
* Protecting your privacy and ensuring an enjoyable Facebook experience when researching genealogy
“MyHeritage 101: How to get started and grow your tree in seconds” is taught by Aaron Godfrey, the VP of Marketing for MyHeritage. In this class, you will learn how to build a free online family tree and add names, photos, and facts. Then, you will watch your tree expand with MyHeritage’s breakthrough automatic matching. You might find relatives that you didn’t know about and amazing discoveries about your ancestors’ lives!
These are just a few of the many classes you can attend at RootsTech 2016. If you will be attending the conference, it is well worth your time to plan ahead so you won’t miss out on the classes you most want to check out.
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