Family Tree Magazine – Family Tree Firsts 2013 Opportunity For New Genealogy Bloggers

Family Tree Magazine Family Tree Firsts Blogger Contest

At GeneaBloggers we’re always looking for opportunities for those who are new to genealogy and family history. Have you heard about the unique opportunity that Family Tree Magazine is offering? Have you always thought about blogging about your family history and your journey in genealogical research?

Once again, Family Tree Magazine is holding its annual contest to be named the Family Tree Firsts Blogger. Family Tree Magazine is looking for someone new to researching their roots and who would like to document the process using a blog hosted by Family Tree Magazine. Besides writing about the victories as well as the frustrations of ancestor hunting, the winner gets access to Family Tree Magazine products and services including webinars as well as some “surprises” from FTM partners.

You can learn more about this unique experience from the past year’s winner, Shannon Bennett who has written about her journey as the Family Tree Firsts blogger here. And if you know someone who you think would be a perfect fit for this mission, click here for more information.

©2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

Another Chance to Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card

$100 Amazon Gift Card from Amazon

More good news: One of my clients – Saving Memories Forever – is offering a chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card! And what can you do with that gift card? Well just ask Kerryn Taylor of the Ancestor Chasing blog who won our recent GeneaBloggers E-News Contest! Click here to find out how Kerryn plans to spend her $100.

Family Story Home Run Contest at Saving Memories Forever

The Family Story Home Run Contest is being held over at Facebook and you can enter by clicking All you have to do is sign up for the Saving Memories Forever E-News and that’s it!  You can unsubscribe at any time after the contest, but I have to tell you that I’m excited by the way Saving Memories Forever helps you record your family stories and share them with others.  You’ll want to stay signed up for their newsletter!

The contest deadline is Sunday, October 28, 2012, at 12 midnight Central and the winner will be announced at the Saving Memories Forever blog on Monday, October 29, 2012. Click here to learn more and the see the contest rules.

©2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

The Winner of the GeneaBloggers E-News Contest Is . . .


Congratulations to Kerryn Taylor, a member of GeneaBloggers from Australia and author of the Ancestor Chasing blog, who is the big winner in our GeneaBloggers E-News contest!

Here’s what Kerryn said via e-mail when she found out she was the winner:

My husband and I have a small rural general store/cafe which is open 7 days a week so I don’t get out much. I’m fairly new to geneablogging and I just love the community spirit of it.  I’ve “met” and learned a lot from so many wonderful people   It gives me a social life I otherwise wouldn’t have with the added bonus of allowing me to indulge my love of genealogy and family history. My blogspot is

I’m really looking forward to your new newsletter and  I’m sure everyone will gain a lot from it.

Thank you for running the competition which allowed me to win the  Amazon gift card. I have always wanted to buy an external hard drive to keep a back up of my computer and family history files and photos but there has never been quite enough spare cash.  Now, thanks to you and GeneaBloggers I can.

Sign Up for GeneaBloggers E-News

There is still time for you to sign up for the new GeneaBloggers E-News with the first issue to appear shortly.  Click here to sign up and you’ll receive periodic e-mail alerts filled with my latest finds. I know that there are many genealogy newsletters and e-news alerts out there, but you should know:

  • GeneaBloggers E-News is not just for members of GeneaBloggers or for bloggers or “techies.”  Everyone in the genealogy community will find something they can use to help with their own research.
  • You can unsubscribe at any time. GeneaBloggers E-News will be using MailChimp and its strict procedures in building an e-mail list that conforms with standard blast e-mail practices.
  • You won’t get bombarded with emails every day! There will be a regular monthly newsletter as well as periodic emails about time-sensitive offers and issues, such as saving public access to the Georgia State Archives.

Please feel free to ask me any questions about the GeneaBloggers E-News by emailing me at

©2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee