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African-American Research QuickSheet Contest

QuickSheet African-American Resources

You could win the amazing new quicksheet from Elizabeth Shown Mills entitled QuickSheet: Citing Online African-American Historical Resources as reviewed here on GeneaBloggers earlier today. Here’s how:

To win, simply use the Comments section of this post and tell us how you would use QuickSheet: Citing Online African-American Historical Resources in your research, whether it is your own research or the research of a friend or client.

How To Participate In This Contest

  • Commenters must leave a valid e-mail address so they can be contacted in case they are the winner.
  • You do not need to be a member of GeneaBloggers or even have a genealogy blog to participate – this contest is open to all.
  • The winner will be drawn at random from the eligible comments on Monday, February 7, 2011.  The winner will be contacted via email.  Once contact is confirmed, the quicksheet will be mailed to the winner.

Contest Rules


  • TERM: The QuickSheet: Citing Online African-American Historical Resources Contest (“Contest”) will run from Friday, February 4, 2011 through 11:59 pm Sunday, February 6, 2011, Central Standard Time (GMT -6).
  • ODDS OF WINNING: Odds of winning will be determined by the number of entries received.  One winner will be drawn at random.
  • DISCLAIMER: GeneaBloggers is not responsible for errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects in part or whole, delays in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for any technical or non-technical network, telephonic, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate or partial transmission of or failure to receive entry information by GeneaBloggers on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, at any web site or any combination thereof. GeneaBloggers is not responsible for any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any materials in the Contest.
  • DISQUALIFICATION: Your entry will be disqualified if a) your comment does not answer the question “How you would use the QuickSheet: Citing Online African-American Historical Resources in your research, whether it is your own research or the research of a friend or client?”; b) you do not leave a valid e-mail address in the comment; and/or c) you do not include a valid e-mail address for contact purposes.
  • SELECTION OF WINNERS: Winners will be selected in an electronically randomized manner on Monday, February 7, 2011, for the Contest. The winner will be notified on the day of the drawing, and will have 96 hours to contact GeneaBloggers regarding their prize. Return of any prize or prize notification as “undeliverable” will result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected.
  • NOTIFICATION: The prizewinner will be notified by e-mail sent to the e-mail address used in their comment to this post.  GeneaBloggers is under no obligation to notify winner by any means other than e-mail. GeneaBloggers is not responsible for notifications that are misdirected or not received because of e-mail addresses or mailing addresses that are no longer correct. If a potential winner cannot be reached after a reasonable effort has been made during three business days from the first notification attempt, such person may be disqualified, with an alternate winner selected. Any prize notification or prize returned as undeliverable will result in the awarding of that prize to an alternate winner.
  • REDEMPTION: GeneaBloggers will deliver the prize as follows:  Once a prize winner responds to the notification from GeneaBloggers, the prize will be mailed to the winner, at a postal rate to be chosen by GeneaBloggers.
  • CONDITIONS: By participating in the Contest, you agree to release and hold GeneaBloggers and Thomas MacEntee, and all prize suppliers harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind in connection with the Contest or any product purchased, or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize, including, without limitation, personal injuries, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy, whether suffered by you or a third party. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of GeneaBloggers and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Contest or these Contest Rules. All decisions regarding the Contest, including, but not limited to, selecting winners, will be made by GeneaBloggers, whose decisions shall be final. Winners are individually responsible for all applicable taxes.

Disclosure statement: I was contacted by Genealogical Publishing Co. via mail to review the Quicksheet – Citing Online African-American Historical Resources and a complimentary copy was delivered to me. After reviewing the product, I will giving the quicksheet away in a contest here at GeneaBloggers.  To review the other material connections I have with genealogy vendors, please see Disclosure Statements.

©2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

17 thoughts on “African-American Research QuickSheet Contest

  1. I would like to use it to try and trace what happened to the slaves owned by one branch of my family tree in Kentucky and Missouri. I would like to hear from their side (if possible) what slavery was like for them, and what became of them once they were emancipated.

  2. Would be useful to me because I’ve probably done a lot of reverse double takes using excell spreadsheets, etc. A lot of saved file in my directory could be corrected using this cheatsheet… what fun! I move around Arkansas, Civil War, Mississippi plantations… such a cheatsheet would help be record historical material itself and the website that provides the material. Since I’ve scattered notes fom many blogs, books, articles and photos… the proper usage of accepted citation principles is needed. Beverly Kirk

  3. I would keep it in the Genealogy Room of my local library where I volunteer on Sunday afternoon to help others. I haven’t had much need to explore African-American resources until recently. Last week I helped someone explore their family and we found them in the 1880 census working in a swamp in Louisiana.

  4. This would be great to assist me in finding the descendants of slaves once “owned” by my ancestors. I am trying to put together a book relating to this. Count me in for the chance to win!!!

  5. I work with African American patrons on a daily basis in the state library. This would be a terrific resource to use while helping them with their research.

  6. If I had one of your sheets, I use it to help break down the walls I’ve got on two Clients who are African American and having a really hard time finding their roots.
    My work on their accounts is teaching me alot, but I must admit there are different angles researching african american family history that really don’t come into play with the everyday family history research!
    If I don’t win can you at least direct me towards a place to purchase one? Please!


  7. I am currently researching my friends african american heritage and am not as familiar with the records of importance available out there. As I am hoping to do more of this work for other friends it would be a valuble tool for me. I also would like to encourage my african american friends to take up their family history and impart the importance of giving a voice to their ancestors who didn’t have one. To be able to have some of this information at my fingertips would be fantastic and be a great tool to jumpstart others on their journey.

  8. I would use the quicksheet to record citations as I research my ancestors who were enslaved in the Caribbean. I don’t have any info about them yet so I’m excited to have systematic a way to document my sources from the “get-go”!

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