Meeting the Suppliers at RootsTech 2013

logo - RootsTech 2013 RootsTech, is not only the the world’s largest genealogy-tech related conference, but it is also now officially the largest genie conference in the US with the latest figures quoting around 6800 people who were registered (which doesn’t include the 1700 12-17 year olds who came on Saturday). RootsTech was held over three days last week in Salt Lake City, and I was fortunate enough to attend.

Part of the reason I was so excited to go to RootsTech was to be able to meet with a number of the suppliers that we deal with who were exhibiting. Some we have dealt with for many, many years, while others are a little newer newer. And I must say that it was very exciting being able to see them in person.

While there were over 120 exhibitors, I have decided against showing you a picture of each and every stand, however here are those that we do deal with for supplies, together with a bunch of the ‘big name’ sites, that we’ve all used.

CALICO PIE – Family Historian

Simon Orde, creator of Family Historian genealogy software at RootsTech 2013

Simon Orde, creator of Family Historian genealogy software at RootsTech 2013

Simon Orde & Alona Tester at RootsTech 2013

Simon Orde (Family Historian genealogy software) & Alona Tester (Gould Genealogy)  at RootsTech 2013

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FLIP-PAL MOBILE SCANNER

Diane from Flip-Pal was kept busy showing attendees the wonders of this amazing scanner

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FUN STUFF FOR GENEALOGISTS

this pic shows just a portion of the Fun Stuff for Genealogists stand

having bought products from Bev from Fun Stuff for Genealogists for many, many years, I was super excited to finally meet her and her husband in person.
L-R: Bev Trew-Palmer, Alona Tester, Lew Palmer

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MILLENNIA – Legacy Family Tree

the Legacy Family Tree stand at RootsTech was busy throughout the three days

the Legacy Family Tree stand at RootsTech was busy throughout the three days

Legacy Family Tree at RootsTech

Legacy Family Tree at RootsTech

Geoff Rasmussen from Legacy Family Tree and Alona Tester from Gould Genealogy

Geoff Rasmussen from Legacy Family Tree and Alona Tester from Gould Genealogy

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ROOTSMAGIC

the RootsMagic stand at RootsTech

the RootsMagic stand at RootsTech

the RootsMagic stand at RootsTech

the RootsMagic stand at RootsTech

Bruce Buzbee from RootsMagic and Alona Tester from Gould Genealogy

Bruce Buzbee from RootsMagic and Alona Tester from Gould Genealogy at
RootsTech 2013

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ANCESTRY.COM

you couldn't miss the lime green wall of the Ancestry.com stand at RootsTech 2013

you couldn’t miss the lime green wall of the Ancestry.com stand at RootsTech 2013

Ancestry's had a number of tables within their booth, including a Family Tree Maker one as shown here. All were kept busy throughout the conference

Ancestry’s had a number of tables within their booth, including a Family Tree Maker one as shown here. All were kept busy throughout the conference

Ancestry has their own small session within their booth. Crista Cowan is the presented in this one.

Ancestry has small session within their own booth, Crista Cowan is the presenter in this one.

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BILLIONGRAVES

some of the BillionGraves folk at their stand

some of the BillionGraves folk at their stand

love these headstones which were a part of the BliionGraves stand

love these headstones which were a part of the BliionGraves stand

I had the pleasure of meeting Lisa, the geneablogger for BillionGraves. Isn't she lovely.

another meeting of the geneabloggers.
Alona from Gould Genealogy meets Linda from BillionGraves

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FAMILYSEARCH

the FamilySearch stand was an impressive

the FamilySearch stand was an impressive

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FINDMYPAST.COM

part of the very elaborate FindMyPast.com stand at RootsTech

part of the very elaborate findmypast.com stand at RootsTech

findmypast.com stand from a different angle

findmypast.com stand from a different angle

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MYHERITAGE

another very huge and very popular stand was the MyHeritage one

another very huge and very popular stand was the MyHeritage one

the MyHeritage stand from a diffferent angle

the MyHeritage stand from a different angle

 

2 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Great pics, Alona. Thanks for posting them. (I don’t remember you being so short – or maybe most developers are very tall).

    Louis

  2. Alona Tester says:

    Umm, yeah I am short AND they are tall, so I look tiny when standing next to Geoff Rasmussen or Bob Velke.

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