ROOTS TECH NOTES 2017 - JUST FOR YOU!
The new technologies will make it easier and more fun for you to document your family history and that of your friends around you who wish help.
What is new in Family Search?
What is new in Ancestry.com - OH MY GOSH!!!!
Did you get a DNA test and get the results? For no additional cost - look what they are going to do for us!!! All happening in March 2017
There was a contest of APP inventions to make things easier for our searching.....
New Innovations in Software and Apps
Twile is free to anyone!
Import your family history to automatically create a visual timeline and then share it privately with the rest of your family.
Though she didn't do a super professional presentation, she still won the People's Choice Award for I think 14,000? or more! Basically the takes boxes of love letters and documents, and you scan, tag and archive pictures and stories. You import pictures to match the stories. She wasn't really clear about the transposition from handwriting to printing so I can't really tell you more than that - but check out Kindex.org
This one won the BIG award - upwards of 45,000.00 for developing an app. That is my goal and I am nudging Ted to help me because he knows coding so much better than I do. Ha - I can make it pretty; he can make it functional -great team. Ok let's talk about Qromatag
If you design websites you are always wanting the search engines to pick up on your META TAGS i.e., searchable words, keywords, title, content, etc.,
This program uses more of the industry standards and does a better job of capturing the searchable data.
OLD NEWS USA
Using Newspapers as a database, it will probably be a free service
The IOS app will be out later - Android is ready now at revgenea.com
Just go to Ancestry and download the DATA - (letters and numbers) nothing pretty. Then when you get another test, upload both to this tool. Report back and let us know what you found!!!!
Levar Burton, Actor, Writer, Director, Storyteller was our Keynote Speaker one day....
I know there were many "owners" who treated their people like family and were not mean. I also know that we hear too many times of the suffering and indignity that others endured at the hands of the nefarious greed of some owners. I would like to believe that because I have so much compassion, maybe my ancestors were kind. That's the only way I can live with this knowledge.
My novel just came out on Amazon.com- I hope you check it out. It's a fun and thrilling read.
It’s 1990 and tensions between the United States and the Russian Government are high.. America needs to keep her guard up and this graduation will be the largest class in the history of the FBI. Two FBI agents struggle to get along with one another during attendance at the FBI Academy. They respect each other for their strengths, but they do not like each other and would never volunteer to work together. Upon Graduation, The Academy Director assigns them to work together to stop a Russian spy ring in California at Northrup. They know there is a leak, but are not clear on how the secrets are leaving the building. Plans for the newest Stealth Bomber are at risk. Not only do they have to work together, they need to be a newlywed couple in love...and Mormon because that is something the spies would never suspect. Andie winces when the Director says, "This is the Book of Mormon. Read it, Learn it, know it, Live it. That is all". They are to meet at the Dulles International Airport in the morning for their flight to California. This is their chance to prove their worth to their Country, crack the case and become heroes. A thrilling adventure awaits.