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Monday, November 6, 2017

Learn About The Family History Guide at #RootsTech 2018

RootsTech 2018 is right around the corner and The Family History Guide is going to play a big part in the Exhibit Hall and with non-stop classes. For the full story, see The Family History Guide Blog post entitled, "The Family History Guide at RootsTech 2018." Here is a summary of the article with a few quotes. First off, Vice-President and Executive Director, Bob Ives, will be presenting a class on Friday, March 2nd, at 3 pm. Here is the class description:
Attendees will be able to successfully navigate the free The Family History Guide website ( to get an introduction to family history, and to accelerate their learning and progress with FamilySearch, Ancestry, MyHeritage, and Findmypast. Objectives that will be covered in the class include: • Understand how The Family History Guide helps make genealogy learning and research easier, more efficient, and more enjoyable • Learn how to find and navigate the features available in The Family History Guide • Find online resources for beginners in family history or beginners in computer skills • Understand the unique learning structure of The Family History Guide, based on Projects, Goals, Choices, and links to learning resources • Explore the four Learning Paths of The Family History Guide: FamilySearch, Ancestry, MyHeritage, and Findmypast • Learn how to quickly and easily find resources for doing research • Learn how to track family history learning progress through the Tracker system and Exercises • Get a brief introduction to family history activities for families, singles, youth, and children.Difficulty: Beginner
The class will be held in Ballroom J and the Session Number is RT9938.

At this #RootsTech 2018, The Family History Guide will be front and center with the large online genealogy companies on the main exhibit floor. Here is a quote from the blog post.
We will join hundreds of exhibitors from around the globe in the Expo Hall all four days of the conference! We will have interactive games, “hands-on” help for learning to do family history using the Family History Guide, and mini-classes throughout the event.
Like at RootsTech 2017, The Family History Guide staff will be presenting classes all during the #RootsTech 2018 Conference in their expanded booth. Here is the class schedule at the booth:
We’re thrilled to announce that RootsTech 2018 will officially begin a day earlier than our prior conferences, on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Join us for class sessions beginning on Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. MST. Classes will also be offered at 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. 
Following these class sessions, the General Session will begin at 4:30 p.m., featuring popular speaker Steve Rockwood, CEO of FamilySearch International.
There will be a lot of other fun games and prizes at the booth.

I will be unable to attend this year's #RootsTech 2018 Conference in person because I will be serving as a missionary/volunteer in the Washington, D.C. North Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with my wife as a Record Preservation Specialists at the Maryland State Archives in Annapolis, Maryland.

Be sure and read the rest of the article.

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