In the first hour, Randy discussed:
* RootsTech 2018 schedule has been released - Wednesday, 28 February to Saturday, 3 March 2018. There is no separate Innovator Summit, but the Innovation Showdown will continue. Registration for RootsTech will open on 20 September 2017. See www.rootstech.org for more details.
* FamilySearch discontinued distribution of Family History Library microfilms to local FamilySearch Centers and affiliate libraries. However, all of the microfilms ordered in the last five years have been digitized and are available through the FamilySearch Catalog and/or Historical Collections. Some collections in the Catalog can only be viewed at a FamilySearch Center or affiliate library. Digitizing continues with the goal of being complete in 2020.
* FamilySearch has a webinar series in September with several presented every day - see the list at Free Family History Library Classes and Webinars for September 2017.