Data Backup Day – Win A 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive!

Data Backup Day March Madness Contest!

For the next upcoming Data Backup Day – March 1, 2009 – create a post at your geneablog about either a data loss you experienced with your research data or what you’ve done to prevent data loss. One participating blogger’s name will be selected at random and awarded the following prize:

Kingston Data Traveler 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive*
http://tr.im/gAF6

I will order the flash drive from Amazon on Monday, March 2nd for delivery to the address specified by the winner.

* or comparable USB flash drive not to exceed $15 in value

Contest Rules:

- participants do not need to be a member of Geneabloggers Group on Facebook but they do need to author a genealogy or family history-related blog

- participants must create a blog post with Data Backup Day in the post title and describe their own data loss experience or steps they’ve taken to prevent data loss

- then add a comment here with a link back to your post

- winner will be selected at random using a web-based random name selection application

- winner will be notified via e-mail on Monday, March 2, 2009

- winner may make a substitution of any other USB flash drive (due to Windows vs. Mac OS, etc.) with value not to exceed $15 US

Check out the Geneabloggers Calendar for more information.

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About Thomas MacEntee

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

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