The RootsTech 2018 Innovation Showcase Needs Your Nominations!

RootsTech 2018 wants to know about your favorite technology for genealogy and family history! Nominations now being accepted!

[Editor’s Note: I just received this press release from FamilySearch regarding RootsTech. I am a paid speaker and an ambassador for RootsTech this year. Please read full disclosure information below. ]

Help us identify the latest and greatest innovations impacting the genealogy industry as a whole by nominating your favorite products or technology! Then, watch the all-new Innovation Showcase on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, to see winners from around the world demonstrate their products on stage.

Which products or services deserve to make it on the “Best Family History Innovations—RootsTech 2018” list? Cast your nomination on our website, or tweet using #RootsTechInnovation. Hurry! Nominations will only be accepted through October 15, 2017.

Click HERE to nominate

Thomas MacEntee’ Favorite New Technology for Genealogy

Here are my favorite new startups and tech providers for the genealogy and family history sector. [Note: these selections are my own and are not affiliated in any way with or endorsed by RootsTech.]

Pass It Down is a "new award-winning digital storytelling application" that makes capturing those family memories simple and easy to do.

Pass It Down

Pass It Down is a “new award-winning digital storytelling application” that makes capturing those family memories simple and easy to do.

“Using your Phone, tablet or computer — you can preserve your relative’s legacy
and share your memories with the entire family… even if they live across the world.”

"The Family Nexus helps families better understand their heritage through the power of place. This site provides resources for helping you interactively engage with the places where your ancestors lived, worked, and died. As you do so, you will feel more connected to your personal family heritage."

The Family Nexus

The Family Nexus helps families better understand their heritage through the power of place. This site provides resources for helping you interactively engage with the places where your ancestors lived, worked, and died. As you do so, you will feel more connected to your personal family heritage.”

GedTree is an amazing new program that lets you "create and order a beautiful family tree print in minutes."

GedTree

GedTree is an amazing new program that lets you “create and order a beautiful family tree print in minutes.”

“We take the data directly from your GEDCOM file to produce your custom family tree print. But we want your print to be perfect, so we also give you the opportunity to review the names and make any edits that may be necessary. You also have the option to choose how you’d like missing names and dates to be formatted.For us, it’s all about making sure that when you receive your completed tree, it is exactly what you’re looking for.”

Promethease "is a literature retrieval system that builds a personal DNA report based on connecting a file of DNA genotypes to the scientific findings cited in SNPedia. "

Promethease

Promethease “is a literature retrieval system that builds a personal DNA report based on connecting a file of DNA genotypes to the scientific findings cited in SNPedia. ”

“Biomedical researchers, healthcare practitioners and customers of DNA testing services (such as 23andMeAncestry.comFamilyTreeDNAGenos, etc.) use Promethease to retrieve information published about their DNA variations. Most reports cost $5 and are produced in under 10 minutes. Much larger data files (such as imputed full genomes from dna.land) cost $10 and have increased runtime.”

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About the Author

Thomas MacEntee

Genealogy educator and author Thomas MacEntee has been researching his family history for more than 40 years and is the creator of Abundant Genealogy, Genealogy Bargains, DNA Bargains, The Genealogy Do-Over and numerous other web-based genealogy and family history properties.