Calling friends to help my son win a contest

OK, So this isn’t a genealogy post. But I am posting anyway to get my rusty fingers used to blogging again. This one is more about my descendants than my ancestors.

Can I ask friends to help my son Win something? If you would please go to http://www.facebook.com/MountainWestConference and become a fan of the mountain west. Then go to http://tinyurl.com/yje5bxz and click on the “like” button under my son’s picture. He is the one in the Utes shirt and the white hat! Help him win please. THANK YOU!

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The return of Terry Thorton

If you are like many who trace roots in the state of Mississippi, you may have run across the blogs of Terry Thorton. He has a great writing style and provides some wonderful content. Back in July some unfortunate events took place over at the Genealogy Wise website.  I blogged about the whoe thing being [...]

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My trip to the Salt Lake Family History Expo

Well I took some time this weekend to go down to the Salt Lake Family History Expo in Sandy, Utah. I am so glad I did. This event, like all others done by Family History Expos, was a pleasure to attend. Holly, Kimberly and Janene (and the rest of the crew) always work hard to [...]

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World Vital Records Subscription for 50% Off

OK, So if you are always on the record hunt like me, you have probably looked at Word Vital Records. I have been a subscriber to a few different sites for a while, I’m not a snob, I’ll take records wherever i can get them. I will admit I have always been shy of paying [...]

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Salt Lake Family History Expo News

Personally, I am really excited about the Family History Expo coming to Sandy, Utah. It is just a tad south of Salt Lake City and really close to a lot of great research resources. Family History Expos ( http://www.fhexpos.com ) is one of my favorite groups that puts on the genealogy conferences. I have been [...]

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Attending the BYU genealogy conference

I stopped into the BYU genealogy conference for today only. It is a four day conference. It starts today and runs through Friday. I always love coming to the conferences and making new friends. The classes always teach me something new. Today when I came in, they even scanned me for the swine flu just [...]

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Formal apology from Genealogy Wise

Today came a formal apology from Paul Allen, CEO of Genealogy Wise, to Terry Thornton. Terry was the user who was the center of the “censorship” issues that I blogged about yesterday. In that post I did mention my respect for Paul Allen and his contribution to both the genealogy and social communities. In a [...]

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Last day for Generation Maps Contest

Janet Hovorka, the Chart Chick, over at Generation maps is running a great contest through 5pm (not sure what time zone) today. She is giving away 1 $25 gift certificate for a person drawn from her Facebook group, and 1 $25 gift certificate drawn from her Genealogywise group. Even more exciting, tomorrow at 5pm she’ll [...]

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Genealogy Wise pulls contest

Genealogy Wise pulls their contest after membership out cry. I must admit I’m shocked, yet actually proud of them. http://www.genealogywise.com/notes/Contest_Has_Been_Withdrawn I think they are getting some good natural organic growth. I think contests are healthy, this one just needed to be structured a little better. Stay tuned for more details…

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Genealogy Wise follow up

So I have been on Genealogy Wise for a week now. They are celebrating their one week birthday. As with any new site they have had some growing pains. Some I understand, some have been down right irritating. I have to say so far though I have been enjoying the community. Once I configured my [...]

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