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Writing-Related Sessions at RootsTech 2015

The RootsTech 2015 Conference will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 12-14, 2015.  The early registration deadline ends today, so if you haven’t registered yet, head over and do so to save some $$$.

Since one of my passions is writing, I always try to compile a list of writing-related sessions at the major genealogy conferences.  So here’s the list for RootsTech 2015, along with the topics related to preservation, since these topics sometimes go hand-in-hand.  The full schedule can be viewed here.  If you are attending the 2015 FGS Conference in conjunction with RootsTech, you might also want to review my post Writing-Related Sessions at the 2015 FGS Conference.

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Writing-Related Presentations at RootsTech 2014

RootsTech 2014 will be held February 6-8, 2014, in Salt Lake City.  Over those three days, attendees will have plenty of lecture sessions to choose from.  I though I’d share a list of presentations that may be of interest to you that relate to writing your family history.  I’ve also included presentations related to sharing your family stories in ways other than writing.

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Treelines “Getting Started Stories” Contest End Tomorrow

Treelines is a unique web-based tool that allows you to share your family stories through words and images.  There are many ways to use this tool and I encourage you to read the about page.  I also suggest taking a look at what other people have created to get some inspiration on how you can use this tool.

Treelines is running a contest with the theme of how you got started in family history research.  The deadline is Friday, July 19.  You can see my story below.  For contest details, refer to the contest page.

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Treelines Now Offers Collaboration

I received the following email today from Treelines introducing collaboration.

The #1 feature request we’ve gotten is that you want to work with your family to build your family tree and write stories together. Well, today is the day—now you can!

Maybe you have a story you want to write, but your cousins need to add pictures from each of their family albums? Perhaps you and your siblings have unique memories about your grandmother you want to put in one place? Now you can all work together on Treelines! Learn more about these new features! »

Saving Memories Forever Announces New Partnerships

I received the following email from Saving Memories Forever.  Sounds like great partnerships, especially with Kim Weitkamp.

Saving Memories Forever Announces Strategic Partnerships
with APPO and Kim Weitkamp


July 2, 2013 – St. Louis, Missouri. Saving Memories Forever, a dynamic online way to create and preserve family memories, is pleased to announce its new alliances with two new partners: the Association of Personal Photo Organizers (APPO) and Kim Weitkamp. Both APPO and Kim are well known in their respective fields and are committed to providing their customers with new ways of preserving family stories.

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Mashable Highlighted 2 Storytelling Apps This Week

MP900439090It’s so great to see family history in the mainstream.  And for Mashable, a technology blog, to highlight, not one, but two apps related to family history is unbelievable!  What’s better is that I personally had not heard of one of the apps.  In case you missed the posts, here they are: