Rootstech Connect kicked off today and this global conference offers a wide range of webinars and also the chance to link up with other family historians.
With over 500,000 people registered from over 200 countries (including over 2000 from New Zealand) it's a truly international conference. Have you registered yet : www.rootstech.org
The great news is even though the live event is only for three days, the talks will be available for much longer. It's a bit like on demand TV. You can even create a playlist of the talks you want to watch.
However if you want to catch up with the speakers, this weekend is your chance and each speaker will have a chat room for each of their talks.
I've got three talks available:
Final Resting Place in New Zealand - How can you find the final resting place for your ancestors and what sort of information might you be able to add to your family history? Explore the main sources for finding the final resting place of our ancestors in New Zealand.
They Came on Boats: 19th and 20th Century Immigration to New Zealand - Our ancestors came by boat to New Zealand in the 19th and 20th centuries. If they don’t appear on the FamilySearch Archives New Zealand Passenger Lists collection, how else can we find how they got here?
Tracing ANZACs and Their Families - World War I Australian and New Zealand Army Corps military records can tell us more than just about our ancestors’ service during the war. Learn how they can be used in your family history research to extend your family history research beyond military service.
Each session has a downloadable handout as well.
Just like an in person conference there's also an Expo Hall where you can talk to the exhibitors and see what they have on offer (and there's even special Rootstech deals).
If you've been working on your FamilySearch tree, join Relatives at Rootstech and see how many cousins (close and distant) you have attending.
I've made contact with a couple so far on different lines that are new matches. So send those messages.
There's so much more to add...
but all I can really say is go explore and learn.