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RootsTech 2021 to Gardening Florida Style

It has been a gorgeous weekend here in Florida. As I write this, it is 10:00 am EST and 75 degrees outside. I spent the earlier part of the morning on the porch with coffee, my mom, and my dog. The breeze was blowing and the birds were singing their tunes.
 
Mom and I both started cleaning up a bit outside, clearing out weeds and dead brush. It was great being in the fresh air and moving the body! I repotted and planted some of the hardier plants and had to refrain from doing any more. Our last frost date isn’t until March 15 so I am wary about putting out anything more. Although, this weather makes it seem like Spring has sprung!
 
This weekend was the RootsTech 2021 conference. RootsTech by FamilySearch is an annual family history/genealogy and technology event held at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. This year, it went virtual! And, free! That means that I could join and join I did.
 
I took a personal day Friday to attend. I was able to join lectures and add on-demand items to my playlist. There are classes in several different languages, even sign language.
I watched live presentations and learned all kinds of tips and tricks. Interacting with others who share my passion was an awesome experience. Keeping on top of the ever-growing technology is constant. This conference is the best at helping you do that. The things I learned will definitely help me with my research, for myself, and for others.
 
Another cool feature of the RootsTech 2021 event is called RootsTech Connect. If you upload your tree to Family Search (A service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.© 2015 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved), you could see how many cousins of yours were attending all over the world. To date, I have 7,143! Wow! You can even search for people you know who are attending to see if you are related to them. I had several with who I Instagram, Tweet, or FaceBook through my family history pages. It is amazing!
 
Having this three-day weekend has been wonderful at keeping me in touch with my two loves. From the outside trees (gardening) to the inside trees (family history). It is good for my soul and great for mental health.
 
Don’t forget, I now offer Family History Packages to help you with your family history. Whether you want a little help to do your own research or need someone else to research for you. I can assist. There are packages for everyone. If you cannot find one that suits your needs, email me, and let’s come up with a package custom-made for you.
Thanks for reading!

 

Marlee L. Logan

Your Family Tree Research Specialist

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Basic Family History For Kids (Or Beginners of Any Age)

VIRTUAL BASIC FAMILY HISTORY CLASS

Basic Family History Class covers how to research your family tree, step-by-step.    The class was designed with children in mind, but anyone is welcome to take the class.

The class is divided into five sessions and teaches how to start to trace an ancestor.

Benefits:

  • How to start a family tree and where to look for clues for who your ancestors were, leading to who you are.
  • How different people in your family are related, and how to make a pedigree chart.
  • Using Zoom, I will guide you along the way and help you to organize your findings, locate different sources, and learn how to cite your research.
  • There are many genealogy activities on the internet, but this class will allow you to ask questions in a virtual classroom.

We use Google Classroom for this class. Be sure to add the extension DocHub (free) to your Google Chrome in order to open and edit certain assignments.

The Standalone class is $9.99.

The class with Zoom and my guidance is $25 an hour and is by appointment only.