Watch the Friday Sessions from RootsTech 2017

Were you able to attend RootsTech 2017? There were probably some Sessions that you missed. It is now possible to catch up on some of what you missed out on by watching the Friday Sessions from RootsTech 2017. You can watch them directly on the RootsTech 2017 website.

RootsTech General Session 2017: African Heritage Presentations
This video features Kenyatta Berry. She is a lecturer and writer who focuses on African American, Slave Ancestral Research, and DNA. It also features National President of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Sherri Camp. Melvin Collier, an expert genealogist from the Roots Revealed blog, is also featured.

FamilySearch and Partners: Using All the Resources to Find Your Ancestors
This video features Stephen Shumway, Ryan Koelliker, Linda Gulbrandsen, and Brian Braithwaite. They are all from the Partners Division of FamilySearch. This video is about an hour long.

Innovator Showdown Finals 2017
This video features the Innovator Showdown Finals from RootsTech 2017. This video is a little over an hour long.

Mothers, Daughters, Wives: Tracing Female Lines
This video features Judy G. Russell. She provides an interesting explanation of why the female members of the family are called the “hidden members” of the family.

Censational Census Strategies
This video featured Mary Kircher Roddy from MKR Genealogy. She tells you how to find missing people in the census and also how to get the most out of using census records.

Next Steps in British Research
This video features Amy Harris. She is the Program Coordinator for the BYU family history major. Her Ph.D is in British History, and her AG (Accredited Genealogist) is in English research. She teaches Advanced British Research at BYU.

Understanding Your Family History Calling
This video features Rod DeGiulio. The information he shares appears to be for people who are Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints.

Big 4: Comparing Ancestry, findmypast, FamilySearch and MyHeritage
This video features Sunny Morton, who compares the “Big 4” genealogy websites. Sunny Morton is a Contributing Editor at Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems.

You Found it Where? Unusual Records
This video includes a panel that shares a few examples of unusual records that they use in their client research. Rory Cathcart is the President of the Federation of Genealogical Societies. She, and D. Joshua Taylor, and Rich Venezia, are researchers from Genealogy Roadshow seasons 2 and 3.

Begin at the Beginning 2017: Helping Others Love Family History
This video features Diane Loosle. She is the Director of the Family History Library and the Director of Patron Services for the Family History Department.

Related Articles at

* RootsTech 2017 Getting Started Pass – February 10

* RootsTech 2017 Pass Sessions – February 10

* RootsTech 2017 Announces Innovator Showdown Semifinalists

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