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Dateline: Salt Lake City

When genealogists think of Salt Lake City, they usually think of the Family History Library and the Aladdin's Cave that awaits us there. 

Others will think of the Mormon Church and perhaps young men on bicycles!! Still others will think of the Tabernacle Choir. 

Last year, during the National Genealogical Conference, the Choir was part of a wonderful production called "A Celebration of Family History".

About 20,000 people were in the Conference Centre – and I suspect the vast majority, like me, wished they had known to bring heaps of tissues! It was fantastic and so moving. And - now some items are on FaceBook! Go www.youtube/familysearch. Lots of interest there, including two videos about the Granite Mountain Record Vault and four on Getting Started (to research your family history). 

When you go to this site, you may find a video starts playing. I clicked on Uploads, and this displays a list of all the videos available. Click on Clan McCloud or Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory or Woven Generations or Letters from Estonia – these are all items from the concert. **********************************************************************************

I have just attended the first RootsTech Conference in Salt Lake City. The goal? To bring hardware providers, software creators and users together. Over 3000 were there. The usual lectures (including two from me), the trade stalls, unconferencing (unplanned discussion groups), birds of a feather meetings (similar interests), a Microsoft playground, amazing keynote speakers, etc. **********************************************************************************

http://tracingourroots.wordpress.com/2011/02/12/personal-archiving-and-primary-documents-–-brewster-kahle/ – the keynote session by Brewster Kahle. Make sure you click to view full screen. **********************************************************************************

https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Social_Networking_Technology_Resources_for_Genealogical_Societies – a lecture on Social Networking Technology Resources for Genealogical Societies. You could think about applying these techniques to a Family Page. **********************************************************************************

https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/FamilySearch_Bloginar_Presentation_-_December_2010 – a meeting recorded in December 2010. You can watch this recording! Interesting to see just what can be done with modern technology. And, if you are wondering about New FamilySearch – learn about it here.

Email your genealogy problems and questions to jansletters@yahoo.co.nz

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