Friday, November 9, 2018

And the Winner Is...

I recently hosted a RootsTech 4-day pass giveaway. It's a great perk I receive as a RootsTech ambassador to give out to my readers. The winner has been selected and the lucky winner is (drum roll please):

Charlene Ferris-Kozlowski

Charlene participates in historical reenactments and is portraying her great grandmother, a farm/ranch owner in Southern California (circa 1870's)

Let's find out more about Charlene:

"Who am I?  A semi-retired busy Southern Californian whose converted my research from Index Cards to Internet platforms over the past decade.  My family heritage is as a fourth-generation California gal, with roots back to the early American shores ~ and then further “back” across the ocean!  And my husband’s Mid-West lines have links that take my research into Canada, and European lands as well. Oh, and I’m the proud Mom of a Special Olympian who will be honored in 2019 as Athlete of the Year in Orange County, CA!"

I asked Charlene what she's looking forward to at RootsTech and she provided the following statement:

"After looking through all the presentations, the hardest challenge is to determine which ones I “can’t do without,” as there are so many great ones!Though, I'll definitely include one of yours in my session plan! My goal is to build skills for better utilization of the technology platforms I’m already using, tackle challenges with European languages & research, and overall, add some tech research "better practices" into my toolbox."

Congratulations Charlene!!! I can't wait to meet you at RootsTech. And thanks for the plug for my lecture. I'll be talking about Roman Catholic Church Records. 

If you didn't win, there are still more RootsTech pass giveaways going on. They are being posted to ConferenceKeeper and more are being added through the end of November. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

RootsTech 2019 Giveaway!

Family History Month is drawing to a close but genealogy continues. Let's face it's a daily part of our lives. One of my favorite genealogy events is attending RootsTech. It will be my third year attending and my second year as an ambassador.

One of you lucky readers will have the chance to win the prize valued at $299! It includes the following:

• Over 300 classes
• Keynote / General sessions
• Expo Hall
• Evening events

Note: It does NOT include any paid lunches or paid labs.

Click here to enter the contest


1. The giveaway will last until November 6th and the winner will be notified on November 7th
2. If you have already registered for RootsTech, we will provide you with instructions to redeem your reward and receive a refund on registration.
3. In addition to no paid lunches or paid labs, prize does not include airfare, hotel, etc. This pass is for the registration to attend RootsTech.

Good luck!