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.

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GeneaBloggers Radio – Friday Night, July 1, 2011

Listen to internet radio with Geneabloggers on Blog Talk Radio

Join us for another episode of GeneaBloggers Radio on Friday, July 1, 2011 starting at 10pm EDT, 9pm CDT, 8pm MDT, and 7pm PDT when this week with host Thomas MacEntee. This week we’ll be featuring The CSI Show – Forensic Genealogy.

The CSI Show – Forensic Genealogy

Our special guests will include internationally-known forensic genealogist Colleen Fitzpatrick, PhD who will introduce us to the basic concepts and practices of forensic genealogy. And Janis Martin of Unclaimed Persons, who will explain how you can use your cyber-sleuthing skills to help coroners and medical examiners identify the next-of-kin of unclaimed persons sitting in county morgues.

How To Listen To GeneaBloggers Radio

GeneaBloggers Blog Talk Radio

So here is how it all works:

  1. Visit the GeneaBloggers page at Blog Talk Radio.
  2. Click on the Upcoming Episode entitled “The CSI Show -Forensic Genealogy
  3. Then you can sign up for updates and reminders.
  4. At 9:00 pm CST on Friday, July 17, 2011, listen in at the Blog Talk Radio website. The player should start automatically – you will need to turn on your computer speakers or use your headphones.
  5. If you want to call in to the show and share your thoughts and comments with the host or guests, the dial-in number is +1 (213) 286-6709. You can also use your Skype account to call in – click here for instructions.
  6. There will also be a chat room on that same page where you can type and interact with other listeners. [Note: you must login with Facebook or have an account at Blog Talk Radio and sign in to access the chat room!] I often take cues and suggestions from the chat room so don’t be shy!

SPECIAL: You can now find GeneaBloggers Radio archived episodes in the iTunes store! Click here to download episodes for free!

Don’t forget – GeneaBloggers Radio is about the most fun you can have with your genealogy on a Friday night!

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Thursday, June 30, 2011

genealogy blogging beat

Today is Thursday, June 30, 2011 and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today is National Handshake Day.

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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If you would like your event or Daily Blogging Prompt included, please contact Geneabloggers at geneabloggers [at] gmail [dot] com.

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