Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Myrt 's attending first FamilySearch Blogger Day events

Just this morning I received permission from Paul Nauta to blog about this Thursday's FamilySearch Blogger Day event. I've flown back to Salt Lake City specifically to attend and learn more about FamilySearch. This is particularly helpful since I rarely have time at the national conferences to visit the FamilySearch booth. This is the list of scheduled topics and presenters for Thursday's marathon event to be held in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building:
  • Welcome - Paul Nauta
  • Introductions: Meet fellow bloggers and FamilySearch Leadership, Colleagues - Shipley Munson
  • Volunteer Indexing: Unlocking the world’s records one name at a time - Jim Ericson
  • Family History Library/FamilySearch Centers: Real discoveries and grass roots learning  - Don Anderson
  • FamilySearch Online Research Courses: Bringing the teacher to you - Travis Jordan
  • Q&A Discussion
  • Wiki: Community knowledge, by the community, for the community, 24/7 - Diane Lossle.
  • Forums: Reference consultants you can “take home” - Anne Roach
  • Working Lunch/Discussion/Q&A/Networking (30 minutes -- aaack!!)
  • FamilySearch Software Community: Collaborating technology to increase the frequency of patron successes - Gordon Clarke
  • Digitally preserving personal family histories - Gary Wright
  • Discussion/Q and A
  • FamilySearch Family Tree: On the horizon  - Ron Tanner
  • Break/Discussion
  • FamilySearch Records Access: Upcoming Collections: Millions weekly and climbing  - Stephen Valentine
  • The Next Generation FamilySearch.org - Dan Lawyer
  • FamilySearch Catalog 2.0 - Dan Lawyer
  • Open Discussion, Q and A
  • Break
  • Hosted dinner. 
Some of my genea-blogger colleagues have already arrived in Salt Lake City -- to do research, and attend tonight's UGA Utah Genealogical Association Banquet featuring Mark Lowe.

Ol' Myrt here is finalizing work on her two upcoming virtual presentations -- one this evening (comparing RootsMagic with Legacy Family Tree & Family Tree Maker) and tomorrow evening's Blogging for Beginners (hosted by our friends at Legacy Family Tree).

You can bet, I'll be blogging and tweeting lots more about this week's events.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
Your friend in genealogy.