Special APG PMC 2015 Discount for Young Professional Genealogists

Association of Professional Genealogists Professional Management Conference 2015

[Editor’s Note: The upcoming APG PMC is probably the least known genealogy conference coming up in 2015, but in my opinion it is one of the most unique in its offerings and impact on the genealogy community. I’ll admit I am biased: not only am I presenting a lecture (on self-publishing), and a poster session (on affiliate marketing), but I am also on the organizing committee (handling sponsorships and door prizes).]

If you are a genealogy professional age 30 or younger, listen up! The Association of Professional Genealogists has a HUGE discount for you if you want to attend its Professional Management Conference in Salt Lake City, 8-9 January 2015.

The Young Professional discount to PMC 2015 is now available to ALL genealogists under age 30.  The Young Professional discount offers savings of 40 percent off the full price of the conference, with Thursday-only registration starting at just $55. But you’ll need to hurry — this rate expires on 15 November 2014 (in less than 2 weeks) so you’ll want to register now at http://www.apgen.org/conferences.

APG’s Professional Management Conference, “Professional-Grade Genealogy,” on 8-9 January 2015 in downtown Salt Lake features:

  • Keynote address by Ancestry CEO Tim Sullivan, on Thursday, 8 January, will focus on professional genealogists’ vital role in the genealogy industry. Ancestry ProGenealogists is a PMC sponsor.
  • $139 in attendee gifts (for each registrant) from PMC sponsors: A one-year subscription to BackBlaze, an online data-backup service ($50 value) and an online professional-development course from The National Institute for Genealogical Studies ($89 value).
  • 15 breakout sessions taught by industry experts covering topics such as DNA, professional writing, setting fees, and improving client communication.
  • Discounted lunch with David Rencher, Chief Genealogical Officer at FamilySearch, on 8 January.  A generous donation from PMC sponsor FamilySearch makes lunch just $10 instead of $35!
  • A great array of door prizes, APG’s annual member meeting, the first-ever PMC Poster Sessions, and Friday evening’s APG reception.

Young Professional pricing ends 15 November 2014. The Young Professional discount is available to APG members and non-members who are younger than 30.

Registration and full conference details are available at http://www.apgen.org/conferences.

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.