Thursday, March 21, 2013

RootsTech 2013--Day One

Day One at RootsTech 2013 dawned very early. 80 Geneabloggers were invited to tour the exhibit hall at 7:30 AM--3 hours before it opened to the public. Amazingly, I was there, as these photos attest.

The three keynote addresses this morning were all amazing. Interestingly to me, they all seemed to focus on broadending family history beyond the facts to the STORIES of our ancestors. Personally, I love it!
In the exhibit hall there are lots of opportunities to record and share stories and photos/books/documents. And about a zillion vendors of all sorts of stuff beyond just the usual genealogy books, gizmos and databases. I hope to explore some of these booths more later in the day, when the crowds thin out.
The big minus here is that there is NO free wifi in the convention hall. How ridiculous is that? I raced to the "internet cafe" sponsored by FamilySearch where you can connect to their ethernet. It's now full, so glad I got here first.

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