Monday, 25 March 2013

US RootsTech 2013 conference over

The American RootsTech conference, where the technological concerns of the family history industry meet in Utah, has ended for this year. The site's website at has recordings of some of the sessions that occurred.

In terms of news, I've only caught some of the headlines, but FamilySearch has a new logo in the works and is planning to redevelop its site again (*sigh*!), and Ancestry has released raw data from its autosomal DNA tests and is planning a huge project with FamilySearch to digitise American wills. An updated Ancestry app for tablets is also on the cards.

Various bloggers were in attendance providing reports, you can catch a list of some of those there in an 'official' capacity at


My new book, Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet, is now available from Pen and Sword. For my other genealogy books, please visit; whilst for my online Scottish based genealogy courses please visit the Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd site.

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