Genealogy Blogging Beat – Thursday, April 28, 2011

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Today is Thursday, April 28, 2011 and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts, blog carnivals and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

Daily Blogging Prompts

Thankful Thursday – Create a post that expresses gratitude for a person (past or present), resource, family history tool or anything connected to you or your and family history that has had a positive impact on your life. This prompt has been suggested by Carolyn Murphy of Family Tree Gal and has been in use by Mary Warren of Mary’s Musings for the past year.

 

Thrifty Thursday – do you have some neat ways of saving money when it comes to genealogy? Have you located a bargain on some research resource or office supply? Post about it during Thrifty Thursday! This series has been suggested by Judy Webster of Queensland Genealogy.

 
Thriller Thursday – Are there murders, bizarre accidents or other thrilling stories among your family history? Tell us about them through words and pictures during Thriller Thursday. This is an ongoing series by Anne Kruszka at Gene Notes.

 Those Places Thursday – do you often think back to places where you lived and worked at one time? What about those places where your ancestors spent time? Post about “those places” with photos and stories on Those Places Thursday. This has been an ongoing series by Cheryl Palmer of Heritage Happens.

 Treasure Chest Thursday – create a post with the main focus being a family treasure, an heirloom or even an every-day item important to your family. A special thanks to Leslie Ann Ballou of Lost Family Treasures for suggesting Treasure Chest Thursday as a daily blogging theme!

 To ensure that your blog post is included in the “roll-up” widgets above, include the name of the blogging theme in your post title. Examples: Black Sheep Sunday – Anita Bath; Tombstone Tuesday – Aleta Buffet.

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2011 Jamboree Registration Contest

SCGS Jamboree 2011

You could win a full registration for the upcoming Southern California Genealogical Society’s 42nd Annual Jamboree to be held in Burbank, California on June 10-12, 2011. Here’s how:

To win, simply complete this entry form, provide your e-mail address and tell us why you want to attend this year’s Jamboree.

How To Participate In This Contest

  • Commenters must leave a valid e-mail address when completing the form so they can be contacted if they are selected as 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 entry forms on Friday, April 29, 2011 at 10:00 pm Central Daylight Time during the GeneaBloggers Radio show.  The winner will be contacted via email.  Once contact is confirmed, the prize will be mailed to the winner.

Contest Rules

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER THIS CONTEST

  • TERM: The Jamboree Registration Contest (“Contest”) will run from Tuesday, April 26, 2011 through 9:59 pm Friday, April 29, 2011, Central Daylight Time (GST -6).
  • PRIZE: One full registration for the 42nd Annual Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree in Burbank, California to be held June 10-12, 2011. Registration includes JAMBOFree sessions to be held Friday, June 10, 2011 but does not include any tours, breakfasts, banquets or other activities requiring a separate admission fee. Value = $100 US.
  • 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 used in the Contest.
  • DISQUALIFICATION: Your entry will be disqualified if (a) your entry form does not answer the question “Why do you want to attend SCGS Jamboree 2011?”; (b) you do not leave a valid e-mail address in the entry form; 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 Friday, April 29, 2011 at 10:00 pm CST for the Contest. The winner will be announced live on the air at GeneaBloggers Radio and notified via e-mail shortly thereafter, 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 (3) 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, GeneaBloggers will contact the Southern California Genealogical Society to arrange for delivery of the prize to the prize winner.
  • 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 via mail to review Revolutionary War Pensions and a complimentary copy was delivered to me. After reviewing the book, I will be giving the copy away in a contest here at GeneaBloggers and in conjunction with GeneaBloggers Radio.  To review the other material connections I have with genealogy vendors, please see Disclosure Statements.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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Today is Wednesday, April 27, 2011 and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts, blog carnivals and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

Daily Blogging Prompts

Wedding Wednesday – a great way to display those old wedding photos or scan wedding invitations and announcements! Suggested by Carol of Reflections from the Fence and in use by several genealogy bloggers.

Wednesday’s Child – Post photos of gravestones of children. A sad topic indeed but posts can give life to the stories of these young souls. This has been an ongoing series by Amy at Gravestoned.

Wisdom Wednesday – an alternative to Wordless Wednesday for those who just can’t post without words! Create a post in which you share words of wisdom about any number of things including weddings, marriage, children, work, and so on.  A post  could include such things as favorite sayings of grannies, superstitions, that sort of thing.  Words of wisdom should have their origins in the past and have been passed on from generation to generation. Wisdom Wednesday is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers suggested by Jennifer Geraghty-Gorman of On a Flesh and Bone Foundation: An Irish History.

Wordless Wednesday – a great way to share your old family photos! Create a post with the main focus being a photograph or image. Some posters also include attribute information as to the source of the image (date, location, owner, etc.). Wordless Wednesday is one of the longest running “memes” in the blogosphere and is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers.

To ensure that your blog post is included in the “roll-up” widgets above, include the name of the blogging theme in your post title. Examples: Black Sheep Sunday – Juan Nightstand; Tombstone Tuesday – Bessie Mae Mucho.

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