pc nametag: That’s Where He Got Those Conference Ribbons!

Genealogy author, educator and instigator Thomas MacEntee can often be found handing out ribbons from pc nametag at most genealogy conferences!

Thomas MacEntee, emceeing the MyHeritage RootsTech After Party, Friday, 5 February 2016, Salt Lake City. Photo courtesy of MyHeritage.

pc nametag – My “Go To” Conference Ribbon Solution

I just returned home to Chicago from a most excellent – and exhausting – week attending the RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Imagine being in the company of close to 25,000 other genealogy and family history enthusiasts from all over the world!

And if you’ve ever attended a genealogy conference where I am present, you know that I always have boxes of badge ribbons to hand out. And this year RootsTech 2016 was no exception!

Above, is a photo of yours truly sporting my “ribbon tail” filled with ribbons from various vendors at RootsTech as well as my own ribbons,

The question I get asked most often is this: where did you get those ribbons? The answer: pc nametag. I’ve been using their ribbons for years and I love the impact they have on any conference I attend.

My main purpose is to represent my business GeneaBloggers.com so I have created a customized ribbon with the GeneaBloggers name. Also, some of the GeneaBloggers members attending the event come from as far away as Canada, England, France, Germany, and Australia so I make sure I have “country” ribbons available.

And then there are what I call the “humor” or “social” ribbons such as “I Tweet” or “Tired Feet” or “My Ribbon Is Better Than Yours.”  The best one and the one I am asked to hand out the most at RootsTech? The famous DORK ribbon!

dork ribbon from pc nametag

Conference badge ribbons from pc nametag are a must for any business or group participating at a large conference. I have used ribbons from other vendors and they just don’t meet the same standards as the stack-a-ribbon® awards available at pc nametag. While other ribbons are flimsy and don’t stick very well, pc nametag ribbons ALWAYS make a great impression.

Check out pc nametag and tell them Thomas, the crazy genealogy conference ribbon guy sent you!

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Calling All Bloggers Attending RootsTech 2016!

RootsTech GeneaBloggers

Over 100 genealogy bloggers are expected to attend the RootsTech conference February 3-6, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Register with GeneaBloggers

If you are an active member of GeneaBloggers and will be attending RootsTech, please click here to register with us.  The information you enter will ensure that as a member of GeneaBloggers, you receive the extra-special Blogger Beads which this year are sponsored by DearMYRTLE and Cousin Russ Worthington (thanks!).

Please do not use this form if your blog is not listed at GeneaBloggers and you are not a member (see http://www.geneabloggers.com/genealogy-blogs/ to check listing). If you would like to become a member of GeneaBloggers, please visit http://www.geneabloggers.com/suggest-blog/. Email Thomas MacEntee at geneabloggers@gmail.com with any questions.

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Stay tuned here at GeneaBloggers where we’ll be listing the latest RootsTech news and posts (and tweets with the #rootstech hash tags).

Disclosure: I have been designated as a RootsTech Ambassador entitling me to certain perks including free registration and more. Please see Disclosure Statements for more information on my material connection with RootsTech, FamilySearch and other genealogy vendors.

©2016, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair – October 21-22, 2015

Join the National Archives for the 2015 Virtual Genealogy Fair on October 21 & 22, 2015. Sessions will be live streamed on YouTube and you're invited!

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 on October 21 and 22, 2015.

Right now classes and schedules are in the planning stages. Whereas in the past UStream was used to broadcast the content, it appears that NARA will be using YouTube for broadcasting this year.

Visit the Virtual Genealogy Fair page here for more information and we’ll post the definitive schedule here at GeneaBloggers once it is set.

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