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Connecting Families


Thank you so much for watching our RootsTech 2018 presentation about using Facebook Groups! We are so honored to spend time with you sharing our bringing families closer together experience.

We are happy to offer this “secret site” information we promised you in our RootsTech 2018 presentation Here you’ll find links to all the information and a few other fun things!

Jamie and Kelli of genibliss on stage at RootsTech 2018

RootsTech 2018 Presentation & Files

We are happy to provide you with our full 1 per page PowerPoint slides. Due to the large file size, we have removed it from our site but will happily email you a link to it. Please use any of the contact options (social media or email) and let us know you’d like it and we’ll send you a link.

We do have the slides at 6 per page and the course syllabus available here for you!

Watch the presentation on RootsTech

Presentation Slides 6 per page

RootsTech 2018 Syllabus UPDATED

Videos from our RootsTech Presentation

These are great as they show you HOW to do the things we mentioned!

Other Fun Stuff

Gama’s Christmas Popcorn Ball Recipe

Identify This Car-We did thanks to YOU!

Oldsmobile Rocket 88 front view from above with Cora and Marvel

And finally, with many thanks, we’d like to thank both Allison Sullivan and Cordell Atkins for helping us to correctly identify the vehicle we spoke about in the presentation. I believe they both watched us via the RootsTech recorded video.

It’s correctly identified as a 1949 Oldsmobile Rocket 88. The Rocket was so powerful for its time that it was widely considered the first muscle car in America (Wikipedia). For those of you who are race fans, it won 6 of 9 late division NASCAR races in 1949 and an additional 30 over the next 2 years.

The Rocket 88 was so popular it even had its own song recorded by Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats (Ike Turner). The song was covered by more artists. In the spirit of our talk, Allison provided fun bits for use in a family Facebook group which make identifying this car even more interesting to kids. These are PERFECT little tidbits to help engage everyone, not just the kids. Here they are in case you’re interested:

  • These cars didn’t yet have seatbelts-not invented yet.
  • Notice the dash was HARD metal back in the day. Glove boxes were about half the size of modern ones too.
  • You probably already know the triangular window visible on the passenger door could tilt in for a shot of air (helpful before the invention of adding air conditioning in cars.)

A BIG thanks again to Allison & Cordell for their help!!!

Also a BIG thank you to RootsTech for choosing us to be a stage presenter and live streamed!

Thank you all once again for all your support and for your love of finding ways to bring family closer together. Kelli & Jamie

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