2016 Rootstech Ambassador

2016 Rootstech Ambassador
Genedocs Founder is 2016 Rootstech Ambassador

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Halloween 2015 Update 4,900+ Facebook Members!:

Our Genedocs Templates group on Facebook has just crested the 4,900 member mark and we have less than 100 folks to add to reach the phenomenal milestone of 5,000.  Who will be the last under 100 to reap the remarkable benefits of the early bird 5,000?  There is only one way to find out ;-) Let your genealogy minded friends know they are missing a whole dimension of family research most of the world has never even seen before at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/genedocstemplates/

This Rootstech News just in this week on Keynote Speakers for Thursday!:

RootsTech Announces Thursday Morning Keynotes
We are thrilled to announce the Thursday keynote speaker lineup for RootsTech 2016, happening at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, on February 3–6.

Paula Williams Madison
Author, Filmmaker, and Retired NBC Executive

Paula Madison Paula Madison is chairman and CEO of Madison Media Management, a retired NBCUniversal executive, and the author and filmmaker of Finding Samuel Lowe: From Harlem to China, a personal story about discovering family connections as she discovers her long-lost grandfather.

Bruce Feiler
Best-selling Author and New York Times Columnist

Bruce Feiler Bruce Feiler is a New York Times best-selling author, columnist, and frequent contributor to NPR, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News. His most recent book, The Secrets of Happy Families, is the result of a personal three-year journey to find the smartest and most novel solutions to make his own family happier.

Stephen T. Rockwood
President and CEO of FamilySearch International

Steve Rockwood Steve Rockwood is the newly appointed president and CEO of FamilySearch International, the largest genealogy organization in the world and host of RootsTech 2016. Prior to working with FamilySearch, Steve was a successful entrepreneur, creating unique services for worldwide customers such as Disney and Citibank.

RootsTech, hosted by FamilySearch, is a global conference celebrating families across generations, where people of all ages are inspired to discover, preserve, and share their family stories and connections. This annual event has become the largest of its kind in the world, attracting tens of thousands of participants worldwide.
For more information about RootsTech 2016, visit RootsTech.org.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

ROOTSTECH 2016 UPDATE:  I have been officially accepted as a Rootstech 2016 Ambassador!

I am looking forward to this 2nd opportunity to attend in three years and excited to meet new folks and collaborate on ideas for moving family research technology into more useful and available medium without high cost and hassle.  If you can make it, I look forward to seeing you.

I had entered 3 Genedocs presentations and a Lab for using GIMP and MS Paint together for 3-D ancestor effects, but my presentation experience and topics sadly didn't make the cut.  Maybe next time Rootstech :-D

GENEDOCS TEMPLATES  UPDATE:  We are nearly at 4,700 members as of 18 September.  Will you be in the critical first 5,000 and learn what benefits come with that early bird grouping?

There is only one way to find out!  Join us as

Monday, June 29, 2015

What Has the Most Jurassic Impact on Your Family Research?

Recently Jurassic World surpassed all box office movie release records with its first weekend surpassing $500M and in just its first two weekends $1 Billion!  That is thunderous proof of the global enjoyment of the historical impact of dinosaurs brought back to life on screen via impressive technological delights 22 years in the making since the first franchise movie debuted. 

What on earth possibly has that kind of T-Rex quaking impact on both our family trees and our legacy preservation efforts?

The only answer is the death of a loved one.

When we endure all that goes along with the death of a beloved close family member, we are transformed deeply and emerge from the loss as a different person, hopefully wiser and stronger.  Multiple deaths experienced in a short duration magnify this impact exponentially and the lessons learned.  We can't help but walk away without the wonderment of what the impact of our own life will mean to our survivors.

This is a big part of why Genedocs offers the Life Legacy Changing Forms Series:
(Use them or approach your family's next death at your own risk)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Rootstech 2016 Update:

It has taken some serious financial rearranging, but I can now confirm I will be attending rootstech 2016! 
The First Big News is I have also been busy submitting Genedocs presentations 2 of 3 or 4 completed!

Hotel Reservations - CHECK!
Round Trip Non Stop Flights - CHECK!
1st Presentation - Genedocs Featured Forms Series Overview submitted - CHECK!
2nd Presentation - Genedocs Hybrid Chart Presentation submitted - CHECK!
3rd Presentation - Bridging the Gap Past to Future - (WORKING)
4th possible Presentation - TBA at a later date ;-)

The Second Big News is Genedocs Templates membership on Facebook has surpassed the 4,000 mark!
I have been so busy I needed to appoint two trusted admin helpers also.

Wow!  It seems like just yesterday that I pulled the "all-weekender" to attract our first 1,274 folks in the groups first 48 hours!  It is clear that FREE innovative templates are a huge draw and now members are sharing their own creations and top finds.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Facebook has been very fruitful with Genedocs templates group membership (now over 3,400) so I have been lacking in my posts here and am grateful we have more than 30 followers - Yay! and thank you to those who have chosen to follow here.

What is in the works for Genedocs?

1.  I am working on a Naturalization article for a Swedish great grandfather in NARA's Prologue magazine.  If it is accepted in its 2000 - 3200 word limit and abundance of photos and relevant document images, then I will be sharing here and in Facebook at least.

2.  I am seriously working on financing a 2016 Rootstech trip to Salt Lake.  It will be more impactful by far than the 2013 sputtering as a newbie who maybe met a couple dozen folks in the 7000 attendees.  Yes if I can make it happen, then there will be some level of presentation and it will be my first conference presentation - yikes!  Not really too bad as I presented for work to small groups, in the military for larger class setting, and of course at our Norwegian reunion for nearly 60 folks in Sioux falls back in 2002, but I am a little rusty and will need to get my timing and nonverbal controls down to a smooth working presentation - um - LOL!

3.  Once I am there, I think everyone is going to love my T-shirt ideas and yes I will get some Geneablogger beads if I have to tackle Thomas MacEntee and Dear Myrt both in one fell swoop of a hug.

NEW:  A Canadian census version of the Census Summary added to our group's File area.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Rootstech 2016

With rootstech over for 2015 and dozens of new members (surpassed the 2,700 member mark today) reveling in the offerings of the Genedocs Templates facebook page - my thoughts turn to the possibilities for ...