Friday, February 24, 2017

RootsTech 2017 State of the Conference Report



RootsTech 2017  and What I Did, Who I Met, The Fun Had by All, Part 2


Previously I wrote about six of the vendors that I met at the RootsTech Vendor Hall in Salt Lake City this year.  To continue, I will review another six vendors that may interest you. Be sure to click on their link to see everything that they have to offer.

www.Famicity.com, A social network designed to protect, share and continue your family legacy. This program is compatible with the software of Ancestry, Geni, FamilySearch and many more. This program enables you to keep your family information secure and private. Create a timeline of your family story.  Sign in with your Facebook or FamilySearch account.

www.GenealogyWallCharts.com, If you are looking for a source to produce a quality family tree chart, this is it.  They use premium paper.  They have blank tree charts.  They have black and white charts, along with full color charts.  They even have pedigree engraved cutting boards! They can download every photo from your FamilySearch tree.

www.ExtremeGenes.com, They have a national radio show every weekend.  Podcasts are released every Monday.  Get the ExtremeGenes app from your app store so that you can tune in on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Stitcher and TuneIn Radio.  It's Family History Radio.
Honestly, if you like good history stories, this is the place for you.

www.Familytreesandtimelines.com, This company offers custom-made representations of your family history. Visit their website to catch a glimpse of their artistic sample timelines. Photos of your family members are placed on trees done with watercolor, pen and airbrush. Historical timelines list important life events that support the story of the featured person. A customized, biographical history timeline also comes with a pdf file for your use in a family book or other publication.  These samples are beautiful.

www.Intothepast.com, This company has an exclusive European record collection, covering about 400 years. Records are easily accessed.  This also includes historical maps and translations, along with a name thesaurus.  Integration with FamilySearch, Ancestry and My Heritage makes research seamless. Sign up for their Launch List, and get 6  months free membership. Their offices are in Vienna and Berlin.  I think this could be something that is missing in the world of European research.  Exciting!

www.History.utah.gov, The Utah Cemetery & Burials Database has sexton records and information from Utah historical documents.  Click on the tab labeled "Cemeteries and Burials".  On the right side bar choose search for a burial, or a death certificate from 1904 to 1964. in the state of Utah. Add burial information using their Microsoft Excel template.

In a few days, I will review more of the vendors  that I encountered at RootTech 2017.  Perhaps my reviews will encourage more of you to attend the world's largest genealogy party.