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 [mailto:wilcoxc@mail.med.upenn.edu]
Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2011 1:27 PM
To: yourmail@gmail.com
Subject: USA INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR INVITATION

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: grace.j.nicholas@globomail.com See you in the Seminar.
Regards

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

Scam Email – Speaking Request for University of Nottingham

Once again, just like last year’s scam email about a speaking engagement at Queen Mary University, we need to give the members of GeneaBloggers a heads up.  It appears that a new spam email has been sent to various members especially those listed on the GeneaBloggers Speakers Bureau and GeneaSpeak.  The email is an invitation to speak at a youth conference next month in London .  I would urge GeneaBloggers members to disregard the email and mark it as spam – mostly likely the person sending this email wants access to your personal information and bank accounts.

From: “Professor David Greenaway” <uknottinghamuniversity@gmail.com>
To: _________________________
Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 9:45:26 AM
Subject: SPEAKING REQUEST

Dear _____________________,

My Name is Professor David Greenaway from the London Youth Community
Here in London UK. We want you to be our guest speaker at this Year
THE UNIVERSITY OF  NOTTINGHAM conference seminar, which will take
place here in UK.We are writing to invite and confirm your booking to
be our Speaker

VENUE: The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham,
NG7 2RD.
United Kingdom.
Email: uknottinghamuniversity@gmail.com
Expected audience: 1500
Duration of speech per speaker: 1 Hour
Name of Organization: THE UNIVERSITY OF  NOTTINGHAM
Tel Phone: (+44) 702406 1954
Topic: Genealogical
Date: 24th of July, 2011.

We came across your profile on http://www.genealogicalspeakers.com and
we say it’s up to standard and we will be very glad to have such an
outstanding personality in our mist for these overwhelming gathering.
With your multi talented speech more lives will come close , Sorry
about our late invitation it is due to the fact that our Speaker had
back out because of her sudden illness.

Arrangements to welcome you here will be discussed as soon as you
honor our invitation. If you have any more publicity material, please
do not hesitate to contact me. A formal Letter of invitation would be
sent to you as soon as you honor our invitation. We are taking care of
your traveling and Hotel Accommodation expenses including your Speaker
fees.

Stay Blessed

Professor David Greenaway

uknottinghamuniversity@gmail.com
THE UNIVERSITY OF  NOTTINGHAM
(+44) 702406 1954

©2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee