RootsTech 2018 gets underway today in Salt Lake City, with more than 14,000 pre-registered attendees from all 50 states and 42 countries — and the Board for Certification of Genealogists® is pleased to note many board-certified genealogists among the presenters.

RootsTech speaker

Incoming executive director Rebecca Whitman Koford leads off this morning with “Learning from Lineage Societies,” and her other presentations during the four-day event are “Missing–Presumed Dead: A Case Study of Civil War Records;” “Court Records: Critical Clues to Your Research;” and “How I Built My Own Brick Wall.”

BCG trustee Judy G. Russell also speaks today on “That First Trip to the Courthouse” and on “Picture This! Images We Can Freely Use.” She and David E. Rencher will also participate in a panel discussion on records access this afternoon.

Diane C. Loosle will also present this morning, “Consultant Class: Ministering to Others Brings Joy.”

This afternoon, BCG President Richard G. Sayre presents on “Finding Your Land in the West–Online Resources.” He will also present “Mapping Tools–The Geo-Referencing Revolution” and “The National Archives Website–Much More Than You Expected.”

Patricia Walls Stamm will present this afternoon as well: “Get to Know the National Genealogical Society.”

Amy Johnson Crow presents this afternoon: “You’re on Social Media. Now What?” She will also present “Written in Stone: Tombstones and Cemetery Records” and, with Curt Witcher of the Allen County Public Library, “How Not to Leave Your Genealogy Behind.”

Angela Packer McGhie presents Friday on “Alternative Sources for Vital Events” and, on Saturday, “Beyond Population: Using Special Census Schedules.”

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