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Lectures on family history live on the internet

Lectures on family history from RootsTech will be made available through broadcasts over the internet on February 6-9, 2014. Interested viewers can watch the live streaming of 15 different presentations at, at no cost.

RootsTech is one of the world’s largest family history and technology conferences. Hosted by FamilySearch, a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the event aims to help people of all ages learn to discover and share family history through technology.

As of Jan. 14, participants from 26 countries had registered and more than 10,000 people are expected to attend.

The following schedule outlines the 15 presentations available to online viewers:

Thursday, February 6

17.30-18.30: Top 10 Things I Learned About My Family from My Couch (Tammy Hepps)

20.00-21.00: FamilySearch Family Tree: What's New and What's Next (Ron Tanner)

21.30-22.30: Intro to DNA for Genealogists (James Rader)

23.00-0.00: Genealogy in the Cloud (Randy Hoffman)

Friday, February 7

00.00-01.00: Sharing Your Family with Multimedia (Michael LeClerc)

17.30-18:30: Storytelling Super Powers: How to Come Off as Your Family's Genealogy Hero (David Adelman)

20.00-21.00: Tweets, Links, Pins, and Posts: Break Down Genealogical Brick Walls with Social Media (Lisa Alzo)

21.30-22.30: Getting the Most Out of (Crista Cowen)

23.00-0.00: Finding Family and Ancestors Outside the USA with New Technologies (Daniel Horowitz)

Saturday, February 8

00.00-01.00: Do It Yourself Photo Restoration (Ancestry Insider)

17.30-18.30: Become an iPad Power User (Lisa Louise Cooke)

20.00-21.00: Information Overload: Managing Online Searches and Their Results (Josh Taylor)

21.30-22.30: A Beginner's Guide to Going Paperless (Randy Whited)

23.00-0.00: How to Interview Yourself for a Personal History (Tom Taylor)

Sunday, February 9

00.00-01.00: 5 Five Ways to Do Genealogy in Your Sleep (Deborah Gamble)

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