Tuesday, November 28, 2017

And The Winner of the Free RootsTech 2018 4-Day Pass Is...

First of all, before I announce the winner of the FREE RootsTech 2018 4-Day Pass, I want to thank everyone who entered my contest. There were 106 entries! Wow!

The winner was chosen randomly by Rafflecopter. So, here we go. Drumroll please....

The winner of the FREE RootsTech 2018 4-Day Pass is... Lise Harding!

Congratulations Lise! You are the winner of a FREE RootsTech 2018 4-Day Pass!

I will be emailing you a certificate with instructions on how to redeem your 4-day Pass.

Thanks again to everyone who entered my contest! There are still other contests running for a chance to win a 4-Day Pass to RootsTech 2018. Just click on the Conference Keeper site's link below to see a list of the contests. But hurry. These contests end on November 30th.

Conference Keeper Contests

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Enter to Win a Free 4-Day Pass to RootsTech 2018

How would you like to attend RoostTech 2018 for free? Yep. That's right. I said FREE.

What is RootsTech you ask? It's the world's largest family history technology conference. And it's super fun and exciting! Imagine spending four days with people who share your passion for family history.

As a RootsTech 2018 Ambassador, I have the awesome opportunity to give away a FREE 4-day pass to RootsTech 2018!

This free 4-day pass ($279 value) includes the following:

What this free 4-day pass does not include: Airfare, meals, hotel, luncheon events, paid workshops, or other expenses.

You say you've already purchased a RootsTech pass? No problem! If the winner has already purchased a RootsTech 2018 pass, they will get a full refund. How cool is that!?

The winner will receive a certificate with instructions on how to redeem their 4-day pass.

RootsTech 2018 is being held February 28 - March 3, 2018 in the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The winner will be chosen at random using Rafflecopter and will be announced on November 28, 2017. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Genealogy Fab Finds on Hiatus

As you probably have noticed, I haven't been posting my weekly Genealogy Fab Finds for some time now. Life has gotten pretty busy around here, especially lately.

So, this post is to let you know that Genealogy Fab Finds is on hiatus until further notice. Thank you so much for reading my Fab Finds posts in the past. They have been some of my most-read posts.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Humans of New York Brandon Stanton to Keynote RootsTech 2018

Brandon Stanton, Humans of New York, to keynote RootsTech 2018
I received the following press release from FamilySearch:

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (25 October 2017), RootsTech is delighted to announce that Brandon Stanton, creator of Humans of New York, will be the keynote speaker at RootsTech 2018, on Thursday, March 1, 2018. Stanton is a world renowned photographer and storyteller. He is recognized for his incredible talent of telling the story of everyday people he photographs, helping them feel important. At RootsTech 2018, Stanton will share his story, motivations, and some of the messages that his camera has captured in his quest to find the stories that drive the lives of the people of our world. Easily find and share this announcement online in the FamilySearch Newsroom.

In 2010, Stanton was laid off as a bond trader in Chicago. Undaunted, he bought a camera and set out to create a photographic census of 10,000 everyday people on the streets of New York. He published his initial work on his website, Humans of New York, and then added quotes of his subjects to create short, heartfelt, personal glimpses from their lives. His efforts were noticed—gaining over 20 million fans across TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

Stanton’s work beautifully illustrates that every life has a story—an important story. He masters the art of visually telling each person’s story, which he now conveys in his popular new weekly Facebook series for a TV show called Humans of New York: The Series. Some messages are sweet, some surprising, some sad, and many contain homespun nuggets of insights that people have found in the chronicles of their lives.

Since his journey began in 2010, Stanton and his camera have roamed the streets of New York and through more than 20 different countries, including the streets of some of the world’s most remote and troubled regions. The storytelling power of his social media sites have provided a platform to raise money to help change the situations of thousands of people in difficult circumstances.

Stanton is also the author of two books that catapulted to number one on the New York Times Bestsellers list: Humans of New York (2013), and Humans of New York: Stories (2015). His Children’s book, Little Humans (2014), a 40-page photographic picture book, was featured on the New York Times Children’s book bestseller list.

Learn more about Brian Stanton’s RootsTech 2018 appearance or his Humans of New York website, Facebook, and Instagram pages.

About RootsTech

RootsTech, hosted by FamilySearch, is a global conference celebrating families across generations, where people of all ages are inspired to discover and share their memories and connections. This annual event has become the largest of its kind in the world, attracting tens of thousands of participants worldwide.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Hungry During RootsTech 2018? They've Got You Covered!

I'm excited to attend RootsTech 2018! I missed last year, but did attend as an Ambassador in 2016.

While I was there, I spent most of my time in the Media Hub, which is in the Expo Hall.

Also located in the Expo Hall were several food vendors in a food court area. These photos are from when I attended in 2016, but I asked and was told there should be vendors here again in 2018.

As you can see, there were several yummy options to choose from. And there should be just as many delicious options in 2018.

One of my lunches during from the food vendors at RootsTech. 😊

In addition to these yummy food options, there are several restaurants around the Salt Palace Convention Center. City Creek Mall is across the street and it has lots of restaurant choices, including Kneaders Bakery, Blue Lemon, Cheesecake Factory, and Chick-fil-A, just to name a few.

So...there's no need to go hungry while you're attending RootsTech. Mmmm...so many fun and delicious options to choose from. See you there!

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