For all us who live in and around Sydney, Australia, and who are not able to attend RootsTech this year, using https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/ I have uploaded a schedule of the Australian Eastern Daylight Times for the broadcasting of the free RootsTech Broadcasts.
How wonderful is technology that, while I can’t be there in person in Salt Lake City, I can actually watch some of the presentations “live” from my own home.
Hopefully, I haven’t stuffed up the time conversions and all you need to do is click on the following link – RootsTech Free Broadcast Schedule Times for Sydney AUS
This time last year I was excitedly preparing to attend my first ever RootsTech in Salt Lake City.
Not being able to attend this year is definitely a bummer, but none-the-less the excitement is starting to build as the days countdown and I can look forward to watching several live presentations at home (even though it means setting the alarm clock for mostly middle-of-the-night viewing here in Australia).
As a Remote Ambassador for RootsTech 2018 I am also privileged to be able to read through the handouts submitted for the various talks on offer. All I can say, is, there is a great lineup of speakers that will be presenting an amazing variety of talks. I am especially impressed with the variety of European content as well as the excellent hands-on Labs.
RootsTech just goes from strength to strength each year and, with the quality of this year’s event, it will be a hard act to follow in 2019 when I will once again be able to attend in person.
Of course, a big thank you must go out to the hard-working and dedicated team operating behind-the-scenes to bring each RootsTech to fruition.
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
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.
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.
Saturday, 1 July 1978
Met Bill Jenkins. Doris and Peter came over. Drove to Jeff’s. Mixed up short cut.
Went to Old Mill for tea.
Talked and rearranged gear into 3 bags(??). Bed at 12.30.
Friday, 30 June 1978
Shopping at Farnborough. Bag £10.24. Camp lantern £5. Darts £3. Ball point £1.65.
Drove to Byfleet and then went to Woking and then Guildford. Marks & Spencer – slacks £8, 2 blouses £10.
Came to Lucy’s, Aunt Daisy & Keith before tea. Peter, Doris, Nikola and Charles came after tea.
Thursday, 29 June 1978
To Windsor Castle. Rain.
Overnight at Farnborough after search for B&B.
Wednesday, 28 June 1978
Haircut at Stow (to Slaughter). Haircut at Cirencester.
Visited church. Went to Cheltenham. Elsie picked 7lb strawberries @ 30p/lb.
Broadway, Chipping Camden to Stow.
Tuesday, 27 June 1978
Oxford – up tower to view city. Bought hamper £18.20. 2 blouses.
Went to Christ Church and heard evensong.
Back through Witney (photo).
Visited Blenheim Castle – garden and Churchill exhibition in morning.
Waterfall in grounds of Blenheim Palace