Calling All Vendors and Organizations

GeneaBloggers Welcome Bag

Each year, at the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree, GeneaBloggers puts together its Welcome Bag to give to registered bloggers in attendance at the event. For 2011, I predict that there will be close to 70 registered members of GeneaBloggers at Jamboree.

What’s is the Welcome Bag?

The Welcome Bag is an opportunity for vendors and organizations in the genealogy community to get their product or service noticed by the bloggers. There is no fee to participate, as is common in some welcome bags organized for other conferences. And there is no minimum requirement – you can send a flyer about your product, information on your affiliate program, discount coupons, swag items such as logo wear or a sample of your actual product.

Get Noticed

Experience has shown that not only are the recipients very appreciative of your item, but they will often contact you to review the product or service or get more information for a blog post. In addition, many bloggers will then use your product in a contest or for a door prize thereby extending the “reach” of your product.

How You Can Participate

The Welcome Bag committee has been working hard for the past few months to contact vendors and organizations in the genealogy community.  If for some reason the group missed you, please email me at geneabloggers at gmail dot com and we’ll send you information. The deadline is fast approaching! So don’t delay!

And for those bloggers who haven’t yet registered by way of the SCGS Jamboree survey, please email me at geneabloggers at gmail dot com. For those of you who are registered, sit tight – you’ll receive an email soon on where to pick up your welcome bag and about an exciting social event on Friday, June 10, 2011 at Jamboree!

©2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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About Thomas MacEntee

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

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