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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 experience about bringing families closer together.

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!

RootsTech 2018 Presentation Files

Videos from the RootsTech Presentation

Other Fun Stuff

The Car is Identified–Thanks to YOU!

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.

It is 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 that there is even a song about it recorded by Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats (Ike Turner). That song was re-recorded by even more artists. In the spirit of our talk, Allison provided some fun bits that could be used in a family Facebook group which would make identifying this car even more interesting to kids. These are PERFECT little tidbits to help engage everyone, not just the kids. We are adding them here in case you are interested:

  • These cars did not have seatbelts as those were not invented at the time.
  • 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 air conditioning for cars.)

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

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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