Heather Murphy,
Professional Genealogist

By: Heather | September 06, 2018

The theme of RootsTech 2018 was "Connect. Belong."  We are all connected to each other,  family trees and DNA give us connections far and wide.  My FamilySearch app had a long list of fellow attendees with whom I shared a common ancestor, I visited with a few people while waiting in lines, but I didn't leave the conference feeling I made connections.

In the last ten years I have felt genealogically isolated.  As a new mom who evolved into a homeschooling mom my time and energy allocations did not include getting involved with the local genealogical societies.  Last year I finally felt the time was right to venture out more outside my family.

The small genealogical society I joined was like many others, the m...