Join Us at rootstech2016!Written by Teresa Clark
If you’re interested in getting started with your family history, rootstech2016 is for you. If you’re a seasoned researcher who is looking for the latest advancements, rootstech2016 is for you. If you love your family and want to know how to create a tighter bond within your clan, rootstech2016 is for you.
It’s no secret we love family and heritage, tradition, and family storytelling. We believe the sweetest sound this side of heaven is the sound of family voices mingled in laughter and story. That’s why we’re thrilled to be a part of rootstech2016, the world’s largest family history conference!
If you’re interested in getting started with your family history, rootstech2016 is for you. If you’re a seasoned researcher who is looking for the latest advancements, rootstech2016 is for you. If you love your family and want to know how to create a tighter bond within your clan, rootstech2016 is for you. Basically, there’s something for all levels of experience and interest and we hope to see you there.
We can’t begin to cover it all here. Trust us, it’s amazing. The Key Notes, Family Discover Day, and hundreds of classes by the best in the business await you. You can learn all about this tremendous conference, how to register, and where everything will be by clicking this link:
We may not be able to give you all the details, but we can tell you the specifics on two presenters and their classes because it's us! We are so excited to share our passion and tips with such a like-minded audience. Carol will be presenting on Thursday and Friday at 11:00 am. Teresa will be presenting on Saturday at 1:30 pm. If you join us, please come say hi. We love friendly faces.
Here's the Scoop
Carol Rice: YOUR Family History Starts with YOU With ever-advancing technology, it’s tempting to think starting our family history begins with the perfect software package or latest program. Although these make our search and presentation easier than ever, the truth is, family history starts with YOU; being willing to share YOUR story, and sitting down to listen to others’. This workshop will teach the steps to get started on YOUR living history and ideas for gathering the stories around you.
Teresa Clark: Harvesting Story - Nurturing a Storytelling Family Family storytelling is approaching extinction; help revive the oral tradition! In this hands-on, get-you-talking, session participants will learn to create, cultivate, and share enticing bite-sized family story nuggets. Tips on research, interviewing, and storytelling will be included. Your family has stories the world needs to hear. Use you smartphone to playfully recapture memories of family and get your family talking. No matter the age, all are capable of recalling enough of their past to tell their own tale. No matter the age, we all need to learn from one another. Class discussion will be held on the purpose of telling tales from your life and the blessings the sharing of these tales can bring to families. Bring your smartphone and a buddy (or your family) and lets’ get talking!
Grab some family or some friends and come join in this crazy-fun week dedicated to connecting family across the generations. We’ll be sharing our favorite moments and insights in the coming weeks, but nothing can match the thrill of being there. Check it out:
A national award-winning storyteller, historian and author, she is best known for her original works and recollections of life's experiences blended with history. Teresa has presented and performed throughout the United States. Of her, it has been said, "Charming, witty, soulful, and wise, her performances are filled with a compelling sense of wonder and an irresistable zest for life." Her story work involves performance, education, production, and advocacy. From the main stage to individual consultations in living rooms across America, she delights in the excavation and sharing of family story. Most importantly, she is a wife, mother, and grandmother to her favorite playmates and best friends.
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