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.

Challenge #36 – 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy

Here’s your weekly challenge:   Family History Library Catalog

View the entire description of this week’s challenge, by using my, 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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Note from Family Tree Gal, Carolyn:  Have you joined the Family Tree Quest at ?  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 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.”

Publication Discontinued for Ancestry Magazine

Subscribers to Ancestry Magazine take note. 

The final issue of Ancestry Magazine will be the March/April 2010 issue. After 25 years of publication, the magazine will be discontinued.  With so much great family history content now accessible online, publication in print is seen to have a more limited distribution.

There will be prorated refunds for those whose subscriptions do not end with the March/April 2010 issue.  Refund details will be found in a letter accompanying the last issue.  Copies of past issues will still be available for purchase from their online store.

Ancestry Magazine had broad appeal.  Professionals as well as hobbyists have enjoyed this magazine for years.  This publication will be greatly missed.

 For the official statement, click here.

NEW ! Genealogical Society of Ireland Website

I’ve been told that a new Genealogical Society of IRELAND website will launch tonight. I’m so excited, since my heritage is IRISH.

If the site can be of benefit to you, visit