Participez à Roots Tech 2018 !

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Je vous propose une participation à RootsTech 2018 : Un pass qui vous donnera acces aux quatre jours de conférences, ateliers, au Hall d’Exposition et vivre l’expérience RootsTech sur place avec des milliers de généalogistes du monde entier pour découvrir ensemble les nouveautés du secteur !

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Pour être mon invitée à cet évenement exclusif , rien de plus simple !

Il suffit de participer au (petit) concours suivant et de répondre à cette question  :

« Dans quelle commune française vient d’être inauguré (printemps 2017) un nouveau temple de l’Eglise des Saints des Derniers Jours ?  »

et de me raconter, en question subsidiaire, pourquoi une visite à RootsTech serait un plus pour vos recherches généalogiques ! Le tout à envoyer à hist.defamilles@gmail.com

Le concours se cloturera le 24 Novembre 2018 à minuit. La/e gagnant(e) sera annonçé sur le blog

( Attention, le vol et l’hébergement ne sont pas compris et pour voyager aux USA vous devez être en ordre ‘ESTA et de passeport ! )

Good Luck !

 

 

RootsTech 2018 : Un grand concours sympa se lance !

Ce que j’aime avec RootsTech c’est que les idées se bousculent au portillon !

Ca fuse de tout côté et j’adore ca ! Voici une nouveauté cette année : Un concours « Photo/Story »

Les participants sont invités à trouver ou chasser une photo et une « story » ( si vous n’etes pas familier avec les réseaux sociaux, ce lien peut vous aider ) du passé ou du présent.

Au contraire d’une photo  ou d’une story, « toute seule » , les organisateurs veulent mettre l’empahse sur la force combinée d’une photo et d’une histoire pour partager, convaincre, informer, inspirer et se sentir appartenir à une communauté.

Des prix seront décérnés dans chaque catégorie :

  • Se connecter.
  • Appartenir.
  • La Famille
  • L’héritage.

La procédure pour participer est simple : en ligne, en remplissant un formulaire qui stipulera la catégorie pour laquelle vous participez ainsi que vos noms, adresse, téléphone, email , lien URL vers la photo , la Story ( si la photo a été trouvée, il vous faudra déclarer en détenir les droits ou avoir l’autorisation des ayants droits ) , un petit mot de motivation pour convaincre le jury et si vous etes ou non photographe professionnel.

Le tout saupoudré d’une acceptation du réglement bien évidemment. La date limite sera le 29 décembre 2017 à minuit (heure de Salt Lake City 😉 ) et les participants recevront une notification avant le 11 janvier 2018.

Attention, le concours est ouvert aux individus, pas aux équipes mais l’individu peut représenter une entreprise.

De plus, un autre Grrrrrand concours sympa va bientôt être lancé avec un lot trés trés sympa lui aussi !

Alors, restez à l’affût de mes nouveaux billets dans les prochains jours.

Plus d’infos sur http://www.rootstech.org !

Amusez vous bien !

 

 

Humans of New York Brandon Stanton to Keynote RootsTech 2018 !

« 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 Twitter, Facebook, 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. »

L’enregistrement pour RootsTech 2018 est ouvert !

Tous à bord, c’est parti :  Les inscriptions pour  RootsTech 2018 sont ouvertes !

Des prix spéciaux sont disponibles pour les premiers arrivés (la chouette formule « Early Bird ») mais il y en aura pour tous les âges, tous les niveaux de généalogie et toutes les formules possibles.

S’il est une grande qualité qu’on peut reconnaitre à ce salon, c’est son organisation et sa planification merveilleuse !

Rien de plus simple pour s’inscrire, Il suffit de suivre la procédure ici   et de se laisser guider par les formulaires !  Des suggestions vous sont également proposées en termes de logement ( avec des réductions pour les participants ) et de séjour à Salt Lake !

Le mercredi 28 février 2018  sera le coup de départ du salon avec les interventions trés attendue de Steve Rockwood, le CEO de FamilySearch et la nouvelle formule de l’Innovation Showdown qui se décline maintenant en Showcase où les dernieres tendances en matière de technologies d’appui à la généalogie seront présentées….et soumises au vote notamment du public ce qui promet une belle émulation !

N’hésitez plus, foncez vous inscrire, vous ne le regretterez pas!

( Et si vraiment, vous ne savez en être, de nombreuses sessions seront disponible en live, vous pourrez donc participer à cette grande fête de chez vous ! )

 

 

 

 

Les racines de LeVar Burton à RootsTech !

La keynote de l’acteur de Star Trek n’avait laissé personne indifférent lors de son passage à RootsTech 2017 ! Son histoire émouvante et la découverte de ses racines avait été un moment fort, LE moment fort de l’événement et il restera longtemps dans l’esprit des participants. Je me rappelerais toujours avoir essuyé une larme tout en regardant mes voisins faire de même, en se lançant des regards complices. C’était un moment unique, une communion d’esprit et d’émotions qui ne laissa personne indifférent.

La video est visible ici :

De même qu’une interview de LeVar Burton sur la chaîne KSL :

 

Cette intervention de LeVar Burton est révélatrice des émotions qui peuvent être présentes à RootsTech et pas seulement lors des Keynote. Une information révélee pendant un atelier, une conférence ou une session d’information va peut-être venir débloquer une recherche…..et les émotions qui y sont liées.

J’ai donc hâte de découvrir toutes les belles émotions que RootsTech 2018 va nous apporter !

 

How were Grandma’s cookies made ? With Love!

Savor your family’s history: Share your treasured recipes! Everybody has some! Even me (and I know I’m much better at family history than in a kitchen 🙂 )

From my gran’s christmas pudding to my mum’s cocoa iced cake to the cupcakes I help my daughter bake! On the salty side, I can exactly recall the perfume of pork and pickles and how my mum used to do lovely crab entrees for christmas ( did I just mentioned Christmas twice? 🙂 #missingchristmas )

What’s your favorite family recipe?

http://media.familysearch.org/savor-your-familys-history/

fhcooking

 

 

Innovation Showdown winner 2017!

OldNews USA Wins Top Honors at RootsTech 2017 Innovator Showdown

« Old news, it seems, is actually “new” news. Very innovative news in fact. Today at RootsTech, the world’s largest family history technology conference, OldNews USA took top honors in the 2017 Innovator Showdown, walking away with $95,000 in cash and in-kind prizes. OldNews is an android app designed to help users quickly discover their family in historical US newspapers. The app uses the Library of Congress “Chronicling America” collection of more than 11 million newspaper pages from 1789 to 1922 to deliver its results.

In front of a crowd of close to 14,000 live and online viewers, the six RootsTech Innovator Showdown finalists battled for $199,000 in cash and prizes and bragging rights in the rapidly-growing, multi-billion dollar family history industry. An experienced amateur genealogist, Bill Nelson of Auburn, Massachusetts, designed the program as a solution to tedious, difficult online newspaper searches. The OldNews USA app was designed to simplify and streamline the search process.

Using keywords, users can look for newspaper accounts of a person or topic with the option to look at articles of historical events. In a person search, you type names and dates into your mobile device and choose a location on Google Maps which produces a list of newspapers in the targeted geographic area for a time period. It brings up images of the actual newspapers with the name or event you are seeking highlighted so you can quickly locate it on the page. Images can be enlarged for easier access to detail.Nelson is a software developer by trade. “I was new to android and needed something to practice on. I had felt the pain points of newspaper research and thought ‘this would be a good project,’” he said. Initially he developed the app for his own use, then realizing it could help other researchers, he expanded it into a mobile app.

OldNews is compatible with Android devices, but Nelson is working to create an app for IOS devices and computers. With his winnings, he can now get business and technological assistance to accelerate development. While OldNews USA is designed to search US newspapers, he hopes to adapted the app for other countries.

The 5 finalists were whittled down from more than 40 applicants from the US and Europe. Each took three minutes to convince the panel of five judges and live audience that their product was deserving of a chunk of the $190,000 in cash and prizes.

The major sponsors of the Innovator Showdown this year included Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kickstarter Seed Fund, Sorenson Legacy Foundation, and others.

After each presentation, there was a four-minute question and answer period between each contestant and the judges. The judges then selected the top three winners, and the viewing audience selected the People’s Choice Award winner.

With $190,000 in cash and in-kind prizes and services from sponsors at stake—an increase of nearly $100,000 from the original projection—the pressure, tension, and energy of the event was tremendous.

2017 RootsTech Showdown Winners

First Place Judges’ Choice ($90,000 cash, AWS credits, and an investment from Kickstart Seed Fund), Bill Nelson of OldNews USA.
Second Place Judges’ Choice ($44,000 cash and AWS credits), The Qroma tag mobile app for embedding stories into pictures, tagging them by voice commands, and making the data accessible on various platforms.
Third Place Judges’ Choice Award ($26,000 cash and AWS credits), Louis Kessler, Double Match Triangulator, an app to help sort DNA matches into groups of relatives.
People’s Choice ($25,000 cash and AWS credits), Kindex, an app designed to help users create searchable, shareable archives of family letters and other documents using tags to help users easily locate information.
Emberall was the other finalist. It provides a method to capture and store pictures and videos creating an accessible archive.

The judges for the final round included Alan Doan, CEO of Missouri Star Quilt Company, John Richards, Founder and CEO of Startup Ignition, Kenyatta Berry, host of The Genealogy Road Show, Thomas MacEntee, founder of High-Definition Genealogy, and Dalton J. Wright, partner in Kickstart Seed Fund.

The Innovator Showdown, now in its third year, was designed to foster innovation in the family history industry. » (RT Press Release)

 

Family Discovery Day At Roots Tech!

Is in full effets! Families all together , parents and children, grandparents even, all together to search and learn about their roots! It’s so great to see!! Exhibitors offers balloons, badges, pins, you name it and kids are running on errands trying to win at games or have a try at finding great-great-great-great-grandad in the various databases! Such fun! This year is also special with a cake contest and the cakes are all wonderful!!

Steve Lockwood, Familysearch CEO, is so right when he says we’re a great big family!

I so wish Roots Tech could last a year long! 🙂

 

Marie

 

Day 3 of RootsTech smells of flour, sugar and ancestors!

And here it is for Day3 of our beloved Roots Tech! Sadly also the last! We had a great kick this morning with introdution by our Emcee Jason Hewlett and news on the DNA Front from Tim Sullivan from Ancestry !

After that, a very interesting CeCe Moore, the DNA Genealogist took us on her genie-biological trail and talked on how our genes are the future of family history. Are we going to physically see what our ancestors looked like one day? DNA sure helps with adoption questions too!

Then it was the turn of Buddy Valasko, TV Show Presenter and Cake entrepreneurs to take us into his family history journey and let us meet hos hard working dedicated father who came from Sicily as well as his mother and 4 (yes, 4!) sisters! He told us how his father came with nothing, started working low in a bakery that was to become his’s at his boss’s death and how he took over after his dad sadly died from cancer. He also told us how he started to do TV shows that are now aired with 20.1 Billions of audience!

Now it’s time for family discovery day, cake competitions and much much MUCH more!!!

Marie

 

 

Day 2 at Roots Tech : African American heritage celebration!

Day 2 of Roots Tech is already there and today s special for we celebrate african american heritage!

This morning,LeVar Burton, famous actor, author,producer told us on how his family history is important to him.We were all moved to tears from seeing him receiving personal infos on his family. That was quite an emotional moment we sure won’t forget!

Kenyatta Berry told us of the importance of names in afro american history.she herself was named after a strong leader in Kenya, « no pressure » she jokingly added! There were other stories and music too and we all left very moved by all this! Tonight will be cultural night so also more on the african-american heritage!

(pics on their way!!!)

On the side, classes are full and so is the hall, a brilliant edition you just don’t wanna miss tomorrow!

 

Marie