GeneaBloggers – Proud to Be a RootsTech Ambassador

GeneaBloggers has been selected as a RootsTech Ambassador and to celebrate, we're giving away a RootsTech 2015 Full Access Pass to one lucky winner!

I’m proud to announce that GeneaBloggers has been selected as a RootsTech Ambassador for the upcoming 2015 RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City, 11-14 February 2015. You may remember that this past February I missed attending RootsTech 2014 since I was busy speaking on the 4th Unlock the Past Cruise in Australia.

RootsTech 2015 11-14 February

Over the next few months you’ll hear more about RootsTech 2015 and I’ll be carrying interviews with speakers, information about how to prepare for attending RootsTech and more. I’m looking forward to connecting with all my genealogy colleagues and to also attend FGS 2015 which is running in tandem with RootsTech 2015.

And while you’re at it, make sure you “add on” the FGS 2015 pass! Click here for more information on FGS 2015 where I’ll be presenting several lectures.

A Contest – Win a $259 RootsTech Full Access Pass

And to celebrate, GeneaBloggers is holding a contest to giveaway a $259 RootsTech All Access Pass! And you can enter even if you’re already registered! (we’ll arrange for a refund of your current RootsTech registration).

Simply click here to enter and remember to share your lucky link with friends and use your social media entries.  To more entries, the better your chances at winning!

©2014, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair – October 28-30, 2014

Join the National Archives for the 2014 Virtual Genealogy Fair on October 28, 29, & 30, starting daily at 10 a.m. eastern time.

Set your alarms and get ready to LEARN – long distance and virtually, that is. Once again the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is hosting a FREE online Virtual Genealogy Fair starting tomorrow, 28 October through Thursday, 30 October.

Starting at 10:00 am Eastern (9:00 am Central), you can visit YouTube via this link to watch the live streaming or return here to GeneaBloggers and watch the screen above.

Not sure which session to attend? Click here to access the entire schedule for the three-day fair and the FREE handouts.

For those of you on social media, the Twitter hashtag for this event is #genfair2014 and you should follow the National Archives on Twitter at @USNatArchives.

In the meantime, visit the Virtual Genealogy Fair page here for more information.

©2014, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

Join GeneaBloggers as an FGS Ambassador

FGS 2015

We just received the notice below about the FGS Ambassador program in conjunction with the upcoming Federation of Genealogical Societies 2015 Conference in Salt Lake City, 11-14 February 2015. This year, FGS 2015 will run in conjunction with RootsTech over the same dates.

If you are a member of GeneaBloggers, we urge you to join in the fun by being an FGS Ambassador! You don’t need to attend the conference – you can actually participate from home and help spread the word about the FGS 2015 events and about genealogy. This is also a good way for you to get your genealogy blog known to others who will be following FGS 2015.  Stay tuned for more information about FGS 2015 and the FGS Ambassador program.

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BECOME AN FGS AMBASSADOR

FGS Invites You to Participate

September 18, 2014 – Austin, TX. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) is pleased to announce an invitation for FGS Ambassadors. If you are a blogger, social media enthusiast, writer, editor, or in any way interested in spreading the word about the FGS 2015 Conference, FGS is looking for you.

The 2015 FGS Conference scheduled for February 11–14 in Salt Lake City, Utah, will be a one-time special event with RootsTech. FGS Ambassadors will blog, share, like, +1, and tweet to spread the news about this unique FGS conference to their friends, colleagues, and everyone interested in genealogy.

Benefits to FGS Ambassadors include:

  • Link to your blog, website, Twitter, or other social media accounts on the FGS 2015 Conference Ambassadors Page.
  • Potential to be guest blogger on the FGS Voice Blog.
  • Direct contact with the FGS 2015 Marketing Committee.
  • Advance notice of press releases and other important updates from the Conference Committee.
  • Participation in the FGS Ambassadors Facebook Group.
  • Meet-up with other Ambassadors at FGS 2015—group photo for FGS publicity.
  • Ambassador badge ribbon at the conference.

Having a genealogy blog or planning to attend the FGS 2015 conference are not requirements for participating.

Visit FGS Ambassadors at https://www.fgsconference.org/media-center/ambassadors/ to review the full guidelines for participating and to register as an FGS Ambassador. Please register by October 8, 2014.

About the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS)

The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) was founded in 1976 and represents the members of hundreds of genealogical societies. FGS links the genealogical community by helping genealogical societies strengthen and grow through resources available online, FGS FORUM magazine (filled with articles for the family history community), and Society Strategy Series papers, covering topics about effectively operating a genealogical society. FGS also links the genealogical community through its annual conference — four days of excellent lectures, including one full day devoted to society management topics. To learn more visit http://www.fgs.org.

Follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/FGSgenealogy), Twitter (http://www.facebook.com/FGSgenealogy) and on our blog at (http://voice.fgs.org).

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Disclosure statement: I have material connections with various vendors and organizations. To review the material connections I have in the genealogy industry, please see the Disclosure Statement here at GeneaBloggers.

©2014, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.