Since I didn’t embed any pictures into my recaps of RootsTech posts, I’ve decided to post all the good shots together. I have a new camera that fits into my shirt pocket, but it took me a couple days to start really taking some pictures. Still, it’s better than I’ve done at other genealogy conferences, so it’s a start.
With this new camera, I haven’t yet figured out how to do a serious zoom (or even kind of a wimpy zoom) and still get a non-blurry picture, so I took a picture of the audience and the camera from the keynote on the first day. I arrived a little late and stood in the back, clearly.
I ran into Rochelle Kaplan, an officer in UJGS, in the Expo Hall the second day. She took a picture of me leaning on the red phone booth that brightsolid brought, but she didn’t get the booth in the picture. She did get all of my ribbons.
In return, I took a picture of Rochelle Kaplan while we were at the MyHeritage booth.
Minutes later, I got a nice photo of Daniel Horowitz and Shelly Dardashti and the MyHeritage booth.
Later, I spotted another UJGS member, Gary Bowen, chatting with Shelly Dardashti.
At the showing of Who Do You Think You Are? I caught Amy Coffin and Lisa Alzo tweeting. Judging by the timestamp, it looks like we had a few more minutes before the show started.
An audience picture at Who Do You Think You Are? night at the FHL.
The next day, back in Blogger’s World, I met Kerry Scott (@cluewagon), Missy Corley (@baysideresearch), and Kimberly Powell (@lovegenealogy).
Thomas MacEntee and Amy Coffin were often found at their favorite seats when in Blogger’s World.
And another shot with Laura Prescott, Kerry Scott, and Missy Corley.
[Thank you to Amy Coffin for identifying Laura.]
Tami Glatz came to Blogger’s World a few times. I was at her session, so we talked about it for a bit and then I asked for a picture.
I stopped standing at their booth and finally sat down inside, where I got another shot of Daniel Horowitz. (I needed to make sure a got a decent picture of him. He just spoke at his second UJGS meeting and I still didn’t have one.)
I learned something from Jill Ball (@geniaus), who is from Australia. Apparently, down under, they pronounce the A in genealogy, unlike how it’s sometimes misspelled as geneology around these parts.
Steve Morse visited Blogger’s World after his DNA presentation. I also captured Shelly Dardashti (@TracingTheTribe) and Lorine McGinnis Schultze (@LorineMS) in this one. I believe that’s Lorine’s husband, Reg, in the hat.
[I have learned from another blog that the backpack was standing in for the @AncestryInsider; no wonder it wouldn’t get out of the way, it was posing!]
Seems that by the third day, I was finally behaving more like a shutterbug. Moments later, I captured Lorine, Illya D’Addezio (@illyadaddezio), and Jill Ball.
Oh no, I didn’t get a picture of Pat Richley. Someone took one of me and her together, so I hope that shows up somewhere.
5 thoughts on “RootsTech – Photos”
Love your pictures, thanks!
The person on the left of the photo with Missy and Kerry is Laura Prescott of APG.
Thanks for the photos and the mention.
I’m sorry we didin’t get more of a chance for a chat.
Cheers, Jill (geneAlogy) from downunder.
I don’t know what I was saying to Kimberly Powell, but I hope it wasn’t as snarky as it looks in that photo.
I’m glad you guys enjoyed the pictures. This is the most I’ve ever taken at a genealogy conference. Hopefully with this new compact-sized camera, I’ll start snapping even more and get fewer blurry ones.