RootsTech—Making & Changing History

RootsTech. It’s always been a different kind of genealogy conference. These past days we’ve celebrated the last ten years and how RootsTech has influenced changes in the genealogy industry. Yesterday we heard from David Hume Kennerly—how “photographing people in the act of being themselves” makes and changes history. He shared his adventures in photography—the story of him—and the power of photography in our lives. Kennerly is optimistic about the future although he has seen life in the trenches. You can watch his keynote address at

The power of photography is something that all of you use in your research, it really is able to move mountains. —David Hume Kennerly

Today Emmitt Smith will join us at RootsTech. You can watch it live at Here is a list of the other sessions live-streamed at a glance:

I’ve got to run! It’s the final day at RootsTech! Emmitt Smith will be there and, for someone who loves genealogy football, you know it will be a great day!  If you can’t be there, be sure to catch his remarks on the live-stream. Conflict in schedule? You’ll be able to catch it on-demand as early as tonight. Whatever you do, make it a great day!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I am designated as an official ambassador to the RootsTech Conference and, as such, I am provided complimentary admission and other services to accomplish my duties. Nevertheless, I have been with RootsTech since its inception and with its predecessor for many years as a paid participant. As always, my coverage and opinions are my own and are not affected by my current status. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

© 2020 Lynn Broderick, a.k.a., the Single Leaf. All Rights Reserved.

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