[Editor’s note: Thomas MacEntee, Flip-Pal mobile scanner ambassador, discusses this year’s RootsTech conference and Flip-Pal’s new Toolbox software.]
I am excited about this year’s RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City, March 21-23, 2013 where I will be a speaker, an Official Blogger and an attendee. While the description on the RootsTech website gives you a clue as to the focus of the event, RootsTech is more than just a technology and genealogy conference. I like to think of it as a “genealogy happening.”
When I attended the first such event in 2011, there really hadn’t been anything like it before and I was certain I was experiencing a one-time phenomenon. I was able to connect with over 60 genealogy and family history bloggers from around the world, and I also met genealogy product vendors like the Flip-Pal mobile scanner team.
Ask anyone who has attended the past two RootsTech events and you’ll understand that there is a certain “vibe” which can’t easily be described. Perhaps as someone who follows the genealogy industry both from a personal and professional perspective, I have a different sense for what RootsTech is and what it isn’t.
I do know that it isn’t your typical genealogy conference, mainly due to its focus on technology. I also know that there is a serious commitment to finding solutions via technology—solutions that can expand the typical genealogy experience. As I’ve said before, the basic fundamentals of genealogical research remain unchanged but the tools we use to conduct that research are constantly changing before our eyes. At RootsTech, attendees will learn about the latest tools and also what the future will bring for family historians.
Visit the Flip-Pal Team at Booth #328
This year, Flip-Pal will once again be attending RootsTech at the Salt Palace Convention Center and helping attendees understand why preserving family photos and documents is an important part of genealogy.
RootsTech brings “technologists together with genealogists to find solutions to the challenges of genealogy research,” and in that manner a presence by Flip-Pal is a perfect fit. During the three-day conference, members of the Flip-Pal mobile scanner team will demonstrate the benefits of using the new Flip-Pal Software and Flip-Pal Toolbox in booth # 328.
New Flip-Pal Software
You read that right: there is a new Flip-Pal Software 2, which comes with a new, intuitive interface featuring web-like navigation. When using the Flip-Pal EasyStitch software to “stitch” scans of large originals, users now find images that are larger and easier to view. In addition, the new software makes scans easy to share and upload to the web, while the new “Community” page allows users to connect with other Flip-Pal mobile scanner owners, partners, videos and more. And with the Flip-Pal Software 2, users can easily get the latest changes in Flip-Pal tools and software with a single button.
Flip-Pal Events at RootsTech
You won’t want to miss these Flip-Pal events if you are attending RootsTech:
- Diane Miller, Flip-Pal mobile scanner genealogy expert, will demonstrate the new Flip-Pal Software 2 and Flip-Pal Toolbox 2 design at the Demo Theater in the Exhibit Hall on Thursday at 4:20 p.m.
- At 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, Thomas MacEntee, Flip-Pal mobile scanner ambassador, will present “Collecting the Fabric of Life – Scanning in 3D,” in Room 255B.
See You at RootsTech!
RootsTech has become a “once a year” industry event for me and I look forward to each occurrence with anticipation. I know I will always discover new ideas and be able to share them with other technology users who also happen to be genealogists and family historians.
Don’t forget to stop by booth #328 and talk with the Flip-Pal team. If you can’t attend this year’s RootsTech, please visit http://flip-pal.com/customer-care and click on the “Downloads” tab for more information about the new Flip-Pal Software 2 and how Flip-Pal customers can update their Toolbox software.
Are you as excited as we are about the upcoming FGS 2012 Conference, Indians, Squatters, Settlers and Soldiers in the "Old Southwest" in Birmingham, Alabama from August 29 to September 1, 2012? This conference is sure to be one of the major events of 2012 for the genealogy community and Flip-Pal mobile scanner is proud to be a part of the experience.
Visit Us in Booth 415 in the Exhibit Hall
Lisa Milner, Director of Marketing, and Diane Miller, Genealogy Program Manager, will be located in booth 415 in the Exhibit Hall at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex to demonstrate how the Flip-Pal mobile scanner can help you capture and preserve your family history. In addition to answering questions, you’ll be able to learn more about the different ways you can use the Flip-Pal mobile scanner and Flip-Pal mobile scanner accessories.
The Exhibit Hall opens at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 30 and we hope to see you there! We encourage all FGS 2012 attendees to stop by, say hello and learn about the Flip-Pal mobile scanner. Visit http://www.fgs.org/2012conference/exhibits/ for complete Exhibit Hall hours or better yet…download the FGS 2012 Conference App on Guidebook here.
Affiliate Marketing for Genealogy Societies
At 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 31, Diane Miller and Flip-Pal Ambassador Thomas MacEntee of GeneaBloggers will be present Affiliate Marketing for Genealogy Societies in the Demonstration Area of the Exhibit Hall. Thomas and Diane will discuss how genealogy societies can leverage the Flip-Pal affiliate program to help others use the Flip-Pal mobile scanner as part of their genealogy research.
Findmypast Day on Saturday, September 1
Flip-Pal mobile scanner is proud to be working with findmypast.com to present the first-ever Findmypast Day at an FGS conference, starting at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. This special event for beginning genealogists includes a series of four classes to help you explore your roots with findmypast.com. Registration is $10 for the entire day and members of the Flip-Pal team will be available to demo the Flip-Pal mobile scanner. Visit https://www.fgs.org/findmypastDay/ to learn more and to register.
Win a Flip-Pal mobile scanner!
There are two chances for you to win a Flip-Pal mobile scanner and Flip-Pal mobile scanner accessories during the FGS 2012 conference:
- A Flip-Pal mobile scanner package will be given away by FamilySearch during the door prize segment on Friday evening, August 31 in the Exhibit Hall.
- Findmypast Day attendees will qualify for a door prize donated by Flip-Pal with the winner receiving a Flip-Pal mobile scanner.
- Dick Eastman of Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter will once again be hosting his always popular EOGN Dinner on Saturday evening. Attendees can experience a great meal, network with other genealogists and also qualify to win Flip-Pal mobile scanner. Click here to learn more.
Flip-Pal mobile scanners Will Be Available for Purchase at FGS 2012
Family Roots Publishing Company, a Flip-Pal mobile scanner reseller, will be offering a special deal for customers at booths 213/215 and 312/314 in the Exhibit Hall. The FGS Conference Special includes 1) a copy of the Dating Old Photographs CD-ROM (value $12.95) and 2) a copy of the More Dating Old Photographs book (value $15.95) with each purchase of a Flip-Pal mobile scanner.
Can’t Attend FGS 2012? Purchase the Flip-Pal mobile scanner Online!
The Flip-Pal mobile scanner is not just for genealogists and family historians—it is ideal for anyone who wants to conveniently and reliably scan photos, documents and artwork to be stored digitally and then shared with family and friends. Orders of the Flip-Pal mobile scanner and Flip-Pal mobile scanner accessories can also be placed online at flip-pal.com, familyrootspublishing.com and other official Flip-Pal mobile scanner e-tailer and reseller sites.
If you are attending the 43rd Annual SCGS 2012 Jamboree starting Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 10, 2012, please visit the Flip-Pal® mobile scanner team at Booth 505 in the SCGS Jamboree 2012.
You can learn more about the Flip-Pal® mobile scanner and accessories as well as see how easy it is to use the Flip-Pal to scan images of any size.
There will be exhibitors at Jamboree where you can purchase a Flip-Pal mobile scanner and accessories during the show! Just look for the red and white Flip-Pal® banners!