Blog Talk Radio Interview Tonight – July 22, 2011

Your Ancestors Want Their Stories To Be Told

This evening, Wednesday, July 20, 2011, I will be a guest on Blog Talk Radio and I invite members of GeneaBloggers and readers to listen to yours truly discuss genealogy, social media and technology. The show starts at 8:00pm Central and you can click here to set a reminder and to listen to the live broadcast.

Jane E. Wilcox hosts the Your Ancestors Want Their Stories To Be Told show and she’ll be asking me how I got into the genealogy field as well as how I am using social media and technology to not only advance my own research but to bring more recognition to the genealogy community. Jane is also a member of GeneaBloggers and runs the Forget-Me-Not Ancestry blog and website.

If you can’t catch tonight’s live episode, don’t forget to listen to the archived episode here.

©2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

GeneaBloggers Highlighted in Deseret News

Deseret News - GeneaBloggers

Check out the article entitled Genealogy meets the blogosphere: Using social media for family history research in the July 14, 2011 issue of the Deseret News where GeneaBloggers and several genealogy bloggers are interviewed.

The article by Hillary Bowler does a good job at giving readers an overview of blogging about genealogy and how it has become an important part of documenting one’s research efforts. Also interviewed in the article are Jim Ericson of FamilySearch, Lisa Louise Cooke of the Genealogy Gems Podcast,  Margaret Cason of the Their Hearts Shall Turn blog, and Mona Magno-Veluz of the Ang Aming Angkan blog.

©2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

Scam Email from Olivia Ethan – USA International Seminar Invitation

And the scam emails just keep coming! This one is from an Olivia Ethan:

From: Olivia Ethan []
Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2011 1:27 PM

Dear Sir/Madam,

It gives me a great pleasure to invite you to the forth coming international seminar which the American Institute for Human Right (AIHR) is excited to be hosting in August 18th to 20th 2011 first Phase at Elm Croft Manor New York City USA, And then from August 22nd to 26th 2011, Second phase at Lagasca Madrid Spain.

The theme of the forth coming seminar is; Racism and Human Right. Delegates who are interested in making a paper presentation are advice to make a summary presentation on the above subject.

Registration is open now! Contact the organizing secretary Mrs Grace J. Nicholas for more information. Email: See you in the Seminar.

Miss Olivia Ethan

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The poor use of grammar and punctuation should be a giveaway.  Also, why would you as a genealogist or a genealogy speaker be receiving an invite for such a conference?  These losers keep coming up with scams to steal your personal information and they play upon the gullibility of people who might receive these emails.

©2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee