RootsTech 2017 : Des ancetres, des archives…

et des passionnés. PLEIN de passionés !

Et voilà ! Roots Tech 2017 a éteint ses derniers projecteurs, l’avion a atteri et il est temps de vider sa besace et de faire le bilan de cette édition,riche en émotions et en apprentissages que ce soit par les différentes sessions organisées que par les « grands évenements » en marge du show.

Qu’en retenir ? Comme le souligne Guillaume de Morant ici , la généalogie génétique a le vent en poupe aux USA. Peut-être un peu trop à nos yeux d’Européens? Cela reste à voir. Ce qui est en tout cas avéré c’est que l’ampleur d’une manifestation telle que RootsTech démontre d’un engouement du public américain pour la généalogie, fort loin de faiblir et ce alors que le marché est établi depuis plusieurs années maintenant.

Le show « à l’américaine », rodé à la seconde près et avec des invités de renom plaisant au grand public achève une impression générale extrèmement positive, véhiculeur de messages forts axés sur l’importance de la famille, la transmission inter-générationnelle et le souvenir. Et au fond, pourquoi pas? C’est certes à des années-lumières de la façon de faire de la généalogie en Belgique ou en France par exemple, ou en tout cas jusqu’au début du XXIe siècle mais c’est,je pense, un exemple intéressant à explorer et exploiter.

D’autant que la dite « keynote »  se déroule le matin et qu’il donne le ton d’une journée thématique : la journée dédiée à l’héritage afro-américaine ( avec un moment fort émouvant quand Thom Reed de FamilySearch a donné à l’acteur LeVar Burton des informations sur son histoire familiale :

( c) Mormon Newsroom )

la journée des familles et la généalogie biologique le samedi.

Le hall dévoué aux exposants,plein les trois jours, permet de se familiariser avec les entreprises, leaders du marché ou challengers, tous rivalisant d’imagination pour susciter l’interet des visiteurs.

A noter une belle présence internationale ! ( coucou Famicity, Geneanet, Filae, Into The Past, Museo Del Cognome… ) , une super ambiance au sein de l’équipe « média/reseaux sociaux » ( Et PLEIN de matos ramenés pour des futurs articles et réflexions!) et des chouettes fêtes en marge de ce jours de folies!

A très vite RootsTech!

 

 

 

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

 

Roots Tech Day 1!

Hey!! Here it is!! Roots Tech’s open and guess what? It’s MASSIVE!

We had this great opening this morning with Steve Lockwood, Familysearch CEO telling us on how great it is to connect together especially through food and family recipes and this very special perfume of good things cooking in a Grandma’s kitchen with the children in awe!

We then had a great presentation by TV personalities The Scott Brothers who were fun, interesting AND Scots so that was really great!!!

Expo Hall is now open for the public to come and meet their ancestors and this is too brilliant, lectures will be starting too as well as labs and courses and billions of other things so I’ll keep you updated on that too!

More news later!

Marie

Great things to see and experience at RootsTech 2017 !

All genies around the globe are getting more excited than kids at Christmas, Roots Tech is getting near !

Meeting at the world capital of family history, thousands will gather to hear, talks,exchanges and discover around our common passion and motivation : genealogy ! I guess the best way to describe the experience is unbelievable !

There are :

– innovations shows where developers, IT people, social networkers and apps-mad crowd meet to build the family history products of tomorrow!

-Exhibitors Hall where companies and societies presents their services and more!

– Conferences, lectures and workshops : To learn from all kind of subjects ,from rookies know-how « I’d like to find my ancestors but haven’t got a clue » to very detailed points or subjects such as dutch, french, belgian 😉 , naval, army, soldiers ancestors and the set of records attached to each of the categories and much more!

This being the U.S. , there are studies and societies for every State and every community. A special attention this year will be to African Heritage with a special dedicated day (and the highlight of it, LeVar Burton, renowned actor from Star Trek, coming to share his genealogical experience and how you too can take part in this great journey!)

-There will be shows as well! I was quite and pleasantly surprised to discover that side of Roots Tech, last time I heard Choirs, popular singers and folkloric band, that was just awesome! My favorite show was a small one,in comparison to shows taking place in the big hall, it was a cow boy dance! Apart from one demo at the belgian national day one year, I had never seen one and  there you go, I was 5 years old again!

There are lots of great things to do, think of and discover at Roots Tech! It »s one of those shows where you leave with a better knowledge, new research paths or thoughts and yes too, feel a better person ! So I can’t wait to renew my RT experience again and meet old and new friends!

Come On’! Join the fun!

 

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Roots Tech is near…

and I’ll be honored to be an ambassador this year! I’ll report on the differents events, guests and beautiful family histories shared with you all and be a firt-hand witness to this world event!

During a week, hundreds will flock to Sal lake City to proudly exchange on family history and more especially its innovation side with thoughts on websites, apps, social networking , virtual reality and I’m missing some out there!

Be sure to come back regularly to check updates and reports on this much awaited time of the year!!!

 

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Roots Tech 2015!

Le plus grand salon généalogique au monde s’est cloturé ce 14 février 2015 célébrant les amoureux et leurs familles.
Je reviendrais plus longuement sur cette édition 2015 mais voici déjà quelques images pour vous plonger dans le bain… 🙂

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RootsTech2015!

Histoires de Familles will be at RootsTech 2015 and will help you find your continental europe ancestors by giving you tips, hints and more! I’m delighted to cross the ocean and meet you at this world scale event so if you have belgian, french or dutch ancestors come and meet me in Booth 100! I’ll be also presenting the freshest WWI Website of the country in his english-speaking version to be found at http://www.rtbf.be/WWI