My RootsTech 2020 Competition Winner

I have been a bit quiet on the RootsTech front recently, partly owing to my trip to New Zealand earlier this month and recovering from my jet lag. I was presenting about my PhD research at the Australia and New Zealand Society for the History of Medicine. I had a great time and met some amazing people.

The Pohutukawa tree, commonly called the New Zealand Christmas tree , is a coastal evergreen tree that produces a brilliant display of red (or occasionally orange, yellow[6] or white[7]) flowers made up of a mass of stamens.

Having been at home for a week, I then travelled north to Edinburgh in order to undertake some research for my PhD. I made an exciting discovery which will be finding its way into my thesis in due course. During the same week, I made a quick trip to Dundee for a supervision session. I then had some family time over the Christmas holidays. I am now back home, where I intend to stay for a few weeks before I am off on my travels again, this time to Salt Lake City.

During the Christmas period, I made a start on putting together a list of things I want to do at the Family History Library. I also spent some time following up on some new DNA matches and making contact with more “cousins”.

RootsTech Ambassadors have the opportunity to give away a 4-day pass. My competition is now closed and I am happy to announce the name of the winner: Melissa Wilson. Melissa is going to be able to come to RootsTech and watch her daughter Miyamoto Jensen present at Rootstech for the first time.  Miyamoto is going to be speaking on Polynesian Family History & Genealogy: A Beginner’s Guide on Thursday February 27th at 16.30. I think both mother and daughter are going to be having a really exciting time.

Disclaimer: As a RootsTech Ambassador, I get free admission to the event, and some other benefits including lunch vouchers but I pay for my own travel, and accommodation.

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