Rotstech

Thanks to my lack of typing skills I have coined another word for the Geneadictionary. As I was typing Rootstech this morning I omitted an o and the word became Rotstech. At the time I was writing about my post-Rootstech malaise.

Rotstech or post-Rootstech malaise – a condition that affects genies on the Sunday immediately after the Rootstech conference when feels both exhausted and energised.

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GeniAus Rootstech Free Pass Giveaway

If you are considering a trip to RootsTech in Salt Lake City from February 8-11, 2017 you might like to save on Registration. As a RootsTech Ambassador I have a complimentary RootsTech plus Innovator Summit 2017 4-day pass, valued at $299 to give away.

It includes:

  • Innovator Summit
  • Over 200 classes
  • Keynotes
  • General sessions
  • RootsTech sessions
  • Getting Started classes
  • Expo hall
  • Evening events
If you are one of the organised folk who has already registered for RootsTech you can still enter as, if you are the winner, you will receive a refund of your registration fee from the organisers.
This contest is only for a complimentary registration to the full four-day conference ($299 value) – you are responsible for all other associated costs.

Entering my contest is easy: 
For me one of the most exciting parts of Rootstech is networking with fellow genies and presenters.

1) To enter this contest you are asked to search the internet and find a link to a blog post, video or photo that shows me and someone famous or infamous I have met or interviewed at a previous Rootstech OR If you have a picture of you and me together at Rootstech you can share that in a new post.
2) Please share your link on Social Media with the phrase GeniAus with [persons’s name] at Rootstech [year] and let me know of it in an email to jillballau@gmail.com with the subject 2017 Rootstech Giveaway.
3) The winner is also invited to find me in the Media Hub so that we can meet in person and have a happy snap together.
4) The Judges’s decision is final.
All entries must be received by Midnight (GMT) on Monday 14 November and I will try to notify the winner by email before Midnight (GMT) on Wednesday 16 November. I will subsequently announce the winner in a blog post on the GeniAus blog.
An Example Post: GeniAus with Jenny, Hilary and Pauleen at Rootstech 2015
Disclosure: I am an RootsTech 2017 Ambassador and one of the advantages is being given this free registration. I have also received a complimentary registration to RootsTech 2017 but I will have to outlay several thousand of my own dollars to make the trip to Rootstech.

Auntie Facts

I finally met my online genimate, Tony Proctor, at Rootstech last week. Tony who has been a great supporter of the Geneadictionary has just sent through some further suggestions for the site. Here is one of them.

“Auntie facts” (like artifacts). This was actually a slip-of-the-tongue during a conversation but I like it so much that I want to use it to describe family rumours.

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My Aunties shared many Auntie Facts with me

Rootstech Competition Winning Entry

Earlier this month I ran a competition in which I invited those who would like to win a free registration to Rootstech to submit an entry. This was the task:

“You need to tell me in 50 words or less using as much Geneajargon as you can from my Geneadictionary why you are or why you would like to attend Rootstech 2015.”

Congratulations to Karla Robinett who submitted the winning entry which is posted below for your enjoyment.

I’m a Trogenealodyte holed up like a mouse.
 
Leafing through the Treetops in my Treehouse,
 
 
Sinking in a Tangential  Lineage Trap.
 
A Geneajaunt to Rootstech with Flying Monkeys will be
 
The true Genea – Jewel for a Geneafreak like me.
 
(I’ll be doing a Geneajigg!!!)
I was so impressed that Karla was able to use so many genealogisms and to submit her entry as a geneapoem.