Eight Reasons to Attend RootsTech

I recently received an email from the RootsTech 2018 team that shows the 8 best reasons to attend a RootsTech conference and which I wholeheartedly agree with –

  • RootsTech is a Community
  • It Sharpens Your Skills
  • Takes In the Family History Horizon
  • Brings Your Family History Life
  • Builds Relationships
  • Shows Where Genealogy and Technology Intersects
  • Learn Your Story
  • Incorporates Family History into Your Daily Life

The full article can be found here at http://bit.ly/2hLpHHn

RootsTech 2018

While I am super excited that I will again be an Ambassador in 2018 for RootsTech,  it is obviously disappointing that I won’t be attending live.

Instead, I will be a Remote Ambassador from Australia for what I believe is THE most important annual genealogical conference available to genealogists worldwide.

Today I caught up with Lilian Magill – a regular RootsTech attendee also from Australia – and, with me being home-bound for RootsTech 2018, as well as Lilian, we thought a RootsTech sleepover for the Live Streaming might be a great idea.

This idea was sprouted because of the time difference between Salt Lake City, USA,  and Sydney, Australia.

So … now to garner further interest among the many other genies who can’t make it to SLC in 2018.

 

Jim and Elsie’s 1978 Tour – Day 93

Sunday, 2 July 1978

Fine, warm, cloudy

Car to hotel. Dropped bags. To Holland Park – nobody there 3.00. Wrote on the delivery slip and left through door.

Walked to Kensington Palace saw State apartments.

Back to hotel. Elsie did some letter writing. I checked accounts to come.

 

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What an amazing adventure Jim and Elsie must have had – and it didn’t end here. After departing London they had 6 nights in Hong Kong on their way home.

 

 

Jim and Elsie’s 1978 Tour – Day 87

Monday, 26 June 1978

Cold, windy, some showers

Through Hay-on-Wye. Back road came to a toll bridge (7p) over a canal. The WHITNEY toll bridge.

To Hereford and Worcester through rich rolling country to Stratford. Place full of tourist buses to see Shakespeare’s cottage that has been set up as a tourist attraction. Town very busy.

Shakespeare’s birthplace

Down to Stow-on-the-Wold. Old buildings around a square. Meal at White Hart £8 [Ed. I had some great meals here when I visited in 2000]. Stayed with Mrs Heatt – very good H&C £3.50 ea.

Stocks in Square at Stow-on-the-Wold

Our B&B at Stow

In the village at Stow

Jim and Elsie’s 1978 Tour – Day 86

Sunday, 25 June 1978

Cold, cloudy, occasional showers

Breakfast 9.00. Drove to Llyswen and bought skirt and heavy jumper – to be sent to Australia.

 

Cattle moving through the main street of Llyswen Wells

Onto Brecon Beacons Mountain Centre. A special centre for the use of visitors – cafeteria, picnic facilities, showers, rest centre. Very well set up with a wonderful view of the Beacons in the distance. Beacons – an unusual outcrop of red sandstone pushed up many years ago.

 

To Merthyr and to Abergavenny where [we] tried to find Llangua where Marion’s cousin lived. Inquired at bus depot – talked with the mechanic. Place was 11 miles out on the Hereford border. Passed through the place and came back. Went up a road for miles – came back – the place Elsie asked at turned out to be where Paddy and Tony Wollan lived. (5.00pm).

Stayed for tea. Tony had had a throat operation and has his larynx removed (12 months ago).  His partner had had open heart surgery. Both families live in very large house (300 years old in parts) that used to be coach house. – 7 bedrooms upstairs. Dining and a couple of lounge rooms. Paddy showed us the large sideboard (£13) on a solid stone floor. The cellar and bar (of old inn) were below in another room down below they have a full size billiard table.

Back through Talgarth to Builth Wells.