For us, the very best thing about February is RootsTech, the world's largest genealogy and family history conference. (If you don't know about RootsTech, you can read more about it in this post: Five Reasons to Attend RootsTech 2017.)
If you are attending the conference, please come by and see us at Booth #732 in the Expo Hall (across from the Coaches Corner and - YAY - the Cyber Cafe where you can get free soda all day long!) Ask us for advice or browse through our books on display to get ideas for what you can do with your personal and family history.
Our presentations in 2017:
Metadata: Writing on the Back of a Digital Photo
(Alison Taylor, Wednesday 2/8 at 3:00 p.m., Room 155)
Synopsis: Writing on the back of a print is an easy way to identify a photo. But how do you identify a digital file? The answer is metadata: editable information that stays with a digital image no matter where it travels. Captions, keywords, search terms, family names, dates, and copyright information can all be added to a digital photo, and it’s not hard to do! This class will explain in a fun, non-techy fashion, using clear visual examples, how to find and add captions and other metadata to your digital photos no matter what computer, platform, or software you’re using.
Capturing Family Stories in Video Interview Clips
(Tom Taylor, Friday 2/10 at 1:30 p.m., Ballroom G)
Synopsis: Capturing family stories in an organized series of short “clips” or segments, rather than one long video, makes stories easier to record, view, and share. Typically 3-8 minutes in length, clips tell a self-contained short story or share perspective on a specific topic. Learn best practices for preparing for an interview, interviewing a subject, recording, and getting the best picture and sound from the equipment you have. Learn how to properly store and share video clips with others.
Can't make it to Salt Lake City?
You will still be able to stream quite a few of the classes and keynote speakers online on the RootsTech website during and after the conference. Also, you can download the RootsTech app from Apple App Store or Google Play Store on your mobile device. Even if you are not able to attend the conference, you can view and download syllabi from many of the classes offered.
We will be posting articles about events from RootsTech 2017, including a recap of the classes we are teaching.
Hope to see you there!