I am ready for this week!
I land in Salt Lake City tomorrow evening with my friend, Judy, who is experiencing two great firsts – her first visit to the Family History Library and her first RootsTech conference.
We will be at the library first thing tomorrow morning ready to hit the research trail. There are several blogging and social activities on our “to do” list, besides sightseeing in Temple Square and visiting the City Creek Center shopping mall, although with the cold temperatures and possibility of white precipitation, we probably won’t be outdoors for very long!
I will be posting all this week, both about the Family History Library and all the events, sessions and vendors at RootsTech. However, while my regular posts go online each morning at 6:00 a.m. Arizona time (Arizona is weird because it doesn’t do daylight savings time. Therefore, from November-March, we are on Mountain time, but from March until November, we follow Pacific time) posts this week probably won’t be online until early evening because I won’t be lugging my laptop with me around the convention center.
I am looking forward to meeting many new friends – names and faces I recognize from reading their informative and enjoyable blogs – in person and I am hoping that my library “to do” list will be filled with some successful new finds.
If you aren’t able to attend RootsTech in person this year, be sure to check the RootsTech live streaming schedule for virtual sessions you can attend. There are links in the schedule to the class syllabus if the presenter has posted one so you even get the handouts. Not quite as good as experiencing the excitement of actually being there, but it’s pretty darn close!
Also, a number of bloggers will be posting throughout the week so be sure to take a look at those, too. There are so many different sessions and activities going on that you’ll get a great overview of the conference from the many different blogging perspectives.
For bloggers who follow me, if I don’t see you first and you see me, please say hi!