The generations on either side of me link me to my past and my future. My view of family history involves revealing the roots and the branches.

Throughout this blog you will find perspectives related to the doctrines of temple and family history work from revealed revelation given to living prophets of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS - Mormon).

Monday, February 9, 2015

Ten Tips For Getting The Most From RootsTech 2015 … When You Can't Be There

So you can't make it this week to Salt Lake City for RootsTech 2015?  
Follow my 10 tips for getting the most out of RootsTech online:

Amy's Tip #1:
Review the Conference Schedule
Identify classes that are interesting to you.  You can filter the schedule by Date, Category, Pass Type, Family History Level, and/or Technology Level.

Amy's Tip #2:
Review the Class Syllabus Materials
Select the syllabus of the classes that met your interest in the schedule. The syllabi are sorted by Pass Type. You can download and save any or all of the syllabi.

Amy's Tip #3:
Watch the streamed sessions online.  There are 20 “Can’t Miss” RootsTech Sessions to Help You Grow your Family Tree

I am extremely honored and excited to announce that my session, Finding the Living among the Dead: Using the Internet to Find Your Living Cousins, is one of these sessions!

The streamed sessions will be available at
Here is the 2015 streaming schedule

Amy's Tip #4:
Watch the LDS Family Discovery Day (Feb. 14) sessions live. Check out for the online streaming schedule.

Amy's Tip #5:
Watch sessions from last year's conference in the 2014 Video Archive
Sessions from this year will be archived here in the future.

Amy's Tip #6:
Check out the products and services that are available from the Expo Exhibitors and Conference Sponsors by visiting their websites:

Amy's Tip #7:
Follow RootsTech as it is happening.

Amy's Tip #8:
Follow this blog. I will be posting about RootsTech 2015.

Amy's Tip #9:
Follow GeneaBloggers - there are over 3,000 genealogy and family history blogs. Many of these bloggers will be covering RootsTech 2015.

Amy's Tip #10:
Mark your calendar for February 3-6, 2016. Plan now to attend RootsTech 2016 in person next year. Collaboration with others is what it's really all about!  #RootsTech