Last Challenge, #52 – 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy

Here’s your weekly challenge: Tools and Resources

View the entire description of this week’s challenge, by using my Examiner.com, Phoenix Genealogy Examiner link.  Click here.

Many thanks to Amy Coffin of the We Tree blog who has put together a great series of weekly prompts for our challenge this year.  Also thanks to Thomas MacEntee who hosted this challenge on the GeneaBloggers website.

Remember the upcoming AZ Family History Expo to be held in Mesa, AZ on January 21-22, 2011.  Click here for more information or to register.

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Note from Family Tree Gal, Carolyn:  Have you joined the Family Tree Quest at www.familytreequest.com ?  I also invite you to join me on Facebook and Twitter.  Check out my Family Tree Gal Blog if you haven’t done so already.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation from Amy Coffin or GeneaBloggers for writing this reminder. I am listed on the GeneaBloggers Blog Roll because I find it to be a valuable, shared community resource. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”   I am a Blogger of Honor this year for AZ Family History Expo for which I will receive a Tweet Pass for entrance and will attend the Friday event without charge. I have attended the Expo at my own expense before and highly recommend it based on my personal experience there.

Challenge #50 – 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy

Here’s your weekly challenge:  Regional Archives

View the entire description of this week’s challenge, by using my Examiner.com, Phoenix Genealogy Examiner link.  Click here

Remember to choose only the challenges that suit you and fit into your schedule.  These challenges are meant to be a blessing, not a burden!

Amy Coffin of the We Tree blog has put together the helpful 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy series. These prompts are hosted on the GeneaBloggers website. You may be interested in seeing posts about the challenge from other GeneaBloggers.  Both sites have been voted among Family Tree Magazine’s Top 40 Genealogy Websites this year.

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Looking for FAMILY-FRIENDLY GIFT IDEAS?  Click here.

Note from Family Tree Gal, Carolyn:  Have you joined the Family Tree Quest at www.familytreequest.com ?  I also invite you to join me on Facebook and Twitter.  Check out my Family Tree Gal Blog if you haven’t done so already.

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation from Amy Coffin or GeneaBloggers.com for writing this post. I am listed on the GeneaBloggers Blog Roll because I find it to be a valuable, shared community resource. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

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Meet the Bloggers of Honor for the AZ Family History Expo 2011

Bloggers of Honor are people are selected by Family History Expos to “provide information and updates about the Expo to members of the genealogy community.”  They help [Family History Expos] make each Expo a virtual event by sharing on Twitter, Facebook and blogs about the sessions, Expo news, exhibitors and more.

To view the list of Bloggers of Honor, click here.

I’m grateful to have been selected as a Blogger of Honor at the 2011 AZ Family History Expo.  Please join me in Mesa Jan 21-22.

Last year was my first year to attend, and I was not disappointed in the least!  The speakers were fantastic, the exhibit hall was buzzing with happy family history seekers, lunch (served there for a small cost) was delicious.  I met some wonderful people, who have become online friends throughout this year, and I learned more about family history, genealogy and using social media and technology in regards to searching for ancestors.  The atmosphere was warm and friendly, and I can’t wait to get back there for more this year.
Please save the date:
Jan 21 and 22, 2011

Mesa Convention Center
263 North Center Street
Mesa, AZ 85201

I think you’ll be glad you did.

How To Start Your Family History

Familysearch.org is a great resource when starting your family history.  This website outlines six basic steps to family history research.  Those steps are:

1. Remember your ancestors.  2. Use sources in your home.  3. Ask relatives for information.  4. Choose a family or ancestor you want to learn more about.  5. See if somebody else has already found the information.  6. Search records for your ancestor.

Click here to go to familysearch.org.  Happy researching!

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Generation Maps announces final sale for October

Here’s the Generation Maps announcement for their FINAL SALE FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER..

“October 25th through the 31st Canvas Giclee will be 50% off the last week of October. Submit your picture of your favorite trick-or-treaters, or any other family or family history picture. We’ll print you a beautiful art piece to enjoy for many years to come. Just enter the code 3CG103150 at check out.

A giclée(zhee-CLAY) is an individually produced, high-resolution, high-fidelity reproduction done on a special large format printer. Giclée are produced from digital images or scans of existing artwork. Also, since many artists now produce only digital art, there is no “original” that can be hung on a wall. Giclée solve that problem, while creating a whole new vibrant medium for art.

Generation Maps produces your favorite photograph on high-grade artist canvas to create the texture and feel of an oil painting. Giclée are perfect for family history photos because the texture fools the eye and softens a grainy antique picture. They are a truly personalized work of art.

Generation Maps offers three options for ordering and displaying your canvas giclée.

First, you can order the canvas alone, sent to you rolled up in a tube. This option is great if you are planning to do special framing yourself or if you have another option in mind for display. Sizes range from 8×8 inches to 36×48 inches, and come in popular contemporary looking squares or traditional rectangles.”

Remember the code 3CG103150.  Click here to visit Generation Maps.

Published in: on October 26, 2010 at 9:20 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Holiday Giving Tip: Family ChArtist’s Best Sale Yet!

Holiday Giving Tip -
Hurry, Family ChArtist is having their best sale yet!

October 18th through October 24th ONLY.

What do you get the person who has everything?
A beautiful Family Tree chart from the fantastic online tool Family ChArtist.

They have new graphics to help you make the perfect genealogy chart.
Go in and create your own masterpiece
and take 50% off your whole order.
Just enter 2FC101750 in the promotional code field at check out.

Note these Holiday Deadlines

•    Chanukah regular November 17th
•    Chanukah rush  November 24th
•    Christmas regular December 13th
•    Christmas rush  December 20th

Giving a Family Tree Chart is a great way
to tell family members that
you are glad they are part of the family.
It’s EASY to make this holiday special
by using Generation Map’s Family ChArtist.

Order now and relax and enjoy your holidays.

Click here to access their site.
Remember, Sale runs through October 24th!

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Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.”  I am disclosing this
in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255:
“Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Preserving Your Family Photos

Ever wonder how to preserve all of your family photos?  Preserving Your Family Photographs: How to Organize, Present, and Restore Your Precious Family Images by Maureen A. Taylor is a great resourse to help you.  Check it out on familytreequest.com!  Click on “Photos and Scrapbooks” to find this book. 

Here is a description of the book:

Genealogists and non-genealogists alike love old photographs and many people have photo collections of their ancestors. Preserving Your Family Photographs shows them how to organize and store these photos so that future generations can also enjoy them.

Readers will learn how to care for family photos, identify different types of damage, learn basic conservation techniques, buy the proper storage materials, then organize the family photo archive and safely display it for all to see.

* Photo preservation and display techniques appeal to both genealogist and non-genealogist alike
* The book provides instruction through the use of beautiful sample photos

About the author:

Maureen Taylor is the author of Uncovering Your Ancestry through Family Photographs. She is a regular contributor to Family Tree Magazine and is a former picture research coordinator and photo curator. She is a frequent lecturer at genealogical conferences and workshops across the country on the subject of photograph identification, organization and preservation. She lives in Westwood, Massachusetts

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I am happy to be an affiliate of amazon.com. Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.”  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

The Official Guide to Ancestry.com by George G. Morgan

Here is the product description for this great resource:

“Whether you are coming to Ancestry.com for the first time or have used it for years, you need The Official Guide to Ancestry.com. Written by noted genealogist and lecturer George G. Morgan, this official guide takes you inside the #1 website for family history research for an unprecedented tour. This second edition includes chapters on the new search at Ancestry, MyCanvas, and Ancestry DNA. In addition, it helps you create and develop your own Family Tree, explore obscure databases you didn’t know existed, and more. You’ve always known Ancestry.com was a valuable resource. Now you can learn to use it like never before.”

Click here to purchase.

Remember Family Tree Quest Bookstore is a great place to find all kinds of books.  Go take a look!

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