Each Blogger of Honor at the 2nd Annual Arizona Family History Expo to be held January 22-23, 2010 was given two tickets to the Expo. Some have chosen to hold contests to give the tickets away. Each contest is different and each has a different deadline.
To increase your chances at winning free tickets, I encourage you to enter as many contests as possible.
Here is a list of the contests with deadlines:
Bookmark this post as I will keep it updated as other contests start. If a contest for the Arizona Expo isn’t listed here and you know about it, leave a comment so that everyone has a chance to enter.
The Family History Expo is coming to Mesa, AZ on Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23, 2010. The cost of registration is very affordable:
Single Day: $40
Two Days: $75 ($65 if registered by January 1, 2010)
Single Class: $12
But here is your chance at winning a free ticket to attend both days of the conference. And as an old family friend always says: “You can’t beat free!”
I have 2 tickets available for the contest which starts today and ends Sunday, January 10, 2010 with a random drawing of all contest entries.
To enter, pick ONE of the following ways to enter:
- In 300 words or less write about one of the following:
- How you got started in genealogy or family history
- How technology can be used to better support genealogy
- How you have used social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or Flickr in your family history
- What features that don’t exist today would you like to see in your genealogy software
- How the Genealogical Proof Standard has helped you in your research
- What you hope to gain by attending the Family History Expo
- Submit a photo and caption about one of the following:
- Submit an entry for the ThinkGenealogy Innovator award
Submit your entries via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
You are allowed to enter as many times as you want but send each entry as a separate e-mail.
All contest submissions will be posted on the ThinkGenealogy blog. By entering, you state that you own the copyright to the content and you give permission for that content to be published on the ThinkGenealogy blog.
I am looking forward to all the submissions and wish each of you luck in the contest. The winners will be announced on the blog during the week of January 11 – 17, 2010.
Just over a year ago I attended my first Family History Expos held in Mesa, Arizona. On January 22-23, 2010 the expo will return to Mesa and I am very excited.
Today, FHExpos announced 13 conference attendees as Bloggers of Honor. They will share their expo experience via blogs and/or Twitter. Whether you are able to attend the expo or not (and I highly recommend attending if you can) you can follow the news and excitement. I am honored to be included in this group in addition to presenting two sessions.
You can learn more about the innovative way that FHExpos is taking genealogy conferences into the future and see a list of the Bloggers of Honor.
At the Mesa Family History Expo 2008 held in November, I presented “Navigating Research with the Genealogical Proof Standard.” On February 27, I will be presenting it again at the 5th Annual St. George Family History Expo 2009. I am seeking feedback from those who attended my class in November as well as those who have viewed the presentation slides online:
Last November I presented a class titled: Navigating Research with the Genealogical Proof Standard. The slides for this presentation are now available on SlideShare. You can catch this presentation if you will be attending the 5th Annual St. George Family History Expo 2009 held February 27-28.
This is an exciting week for family historians and genealogists in the Phoenix area as the 1st annual Mesa Arizona Family History Expo will start this Friday, November 14th. As a resident of Phoenix, I’ve thought for a long time that Arizona would be a great place to hold a family history conference (especially in the fall and winter months) and I am happy to see that one is coming. If all goes well this year, then we can look forward to the sponsors, Family History Expos.com, returning again for many years to come.
On Friday and Saturday I will be attending classes and visiting the booths in the exhibit hall. On Saturday at 2:30pm in the Palo Verde II room, I will be presenting:
Navigating Research with the Genealogical Proof Standard
(Beginner – Experienced) This class discusses the Genealogical Proof Standard and walks the student through the process by way of a visualization called the Genealogy Research Process map. Each step is explored through case study and uses traditional and online resources.
I hope that you can make it to the presentation. If any blog readers are attending the conference and you happen to see me, then come say “hello.”
Until then, I will be counting down the days.