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

GeneaBloggers Mentioned in Today’s USA Today

USA-Today-Logo

In today’s Technology section of USA Today, columnist Kim Komando mentioned GeneaBloggers along with several genealogy vendors in her column Covering computing A to Z, with an article entitled New ways to complete your family tree.

I’m glad to see that more media is picking up on the popularity of family history from an Internet standpoint and also that there is more to genealogy than just collecting names and dates.

GeneaBloggers Mentioned in Today’s New York Times

The New York Times

A few weeks ago, while I was making a visit back home in New York, I received an inquiry from a reporter for the New York Times who needed information on genealogy and technology/social media. As I drove down the New York State Thruway to Newark Airport, I gave her a call and we chatted for about 30 minutes.

As a result, not only was I quoted and mentioned in today’s article entitled Finding Family History Online, but I was happy to see that several vendors that I mentioned were also included.

I just wish that every blog and vendor could have been mentioned in the article but this is a good start – hopefully the non-genealogy public will come to understand the ways in which technology and the Internet have made family history not just fun but more accessible and just as important as it ever was.

©2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee