The Hipster Historian on Ancestry

A few weeks ago I was able to attend Rootstech for the very first time. You can catch up on my posts on my experiences here and here. As part of Rootstech, there was an Expo Hall as well as vendors in and out of the hall. One of the booths that caught my eye... Continue Reading →

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What I Took From Rootstech (plus days 2 & 3)

The last few weeks have just been a whirlwind of falling into my new life (with a full-time job and side business) while getting situated in my new apartment + life after my drastic life change. But, in all this glorious madness, I've been able to rediscover myself and grow in many ways. Rootstech was my... Continue Reading →

Day 1: RootsTech

What an amazing first day of RootsTech. It was more than I could have ever imagined and I've already learned so much. After a quick rush to the convention center to get registered, I was able to get my tote bag with all its goodies and my name badge. In the rush of the morning crowd,... Continue Reading →

The Hipster Historian Goes to RootsTech!

For the very first time, I will be attending the largest genealogical conference in the world, RootsTech -- being held in Salt Lake City, Utah. This will also be the first genealogical conference I have ever attended (exciting!). In past years, I've attended other conventions (mostly Comic Cons) but this is only the second conference  in... Continue Reading →

The Big DNA Upset — Ancestry’s Change

Earlier this week Ancestry.com broke the genealogy world by introducing a new policy surrounding their DNA tests. This news has caused many a person to express their views concerning the subject, and as any good genealogist would do, I'm jumping into the fray to separate fact from fiction. According to the new policy released by Ancestry... Continue Reading →

The Big Switch – No More Microfilms

The news from the Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City, Utah seemed to come out of nowhere, but after years of research and study, the FHL will no longer be sending microfilm or microfiche to its various family history centers across the United States. This has caused quite a bit of an uproar... Continue Reading →

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