Yeah. So. I mentioned some free stuff that I got from Jamboree since I'm a Geneablogger and all. And I also mentioned I was gonna be giving away some if it right here on For Your Family Story. So now you're probably wondering what kinds of things I received and if you're gonna want it enough to do whatever crazy thing I can come up with in order to earn it. Right? [Isn't it scary how I can read your mind like that?]
Thus, here's a listing of everything I received, what vendor donated it to the Geneablogger Swag Bags, and whether or not I'm going to be selfish with it or not. [And? I hope you appreciate all these dang links I'm adding. Not really my idea of fun.]
Ancient Faces - Advertisement for their free genealogy and family history resource site. So go visit. Please.
Archives.com - A subscription that expires 1/2/2012 to their site. GIVEAWAY [and since it's time-sensitive, soon.]
Family Chart Masters - Advertisement. Again. Go visit their site.
Family Roots Travel - Invitation for professional genealogists to their referral program. Will look into their program. But in the meantime, go take a gander at their website. They mention something about spending the night in a castle. A CASTLE. How cool is that?
FamilySearch - A very cool USB Tangle Hub. Sorry, folks, but I'm keeping this one. ;)
Family Tree Magazine - A 20% coupon off entire order at shopfamilytree.com [Hello? Keeping this one too.]
Family Tree DNA - A discount order form on their DNA tests. [Sorry, but I desperately need to do this. Keeper.]
Geneabloggers - Bag, awesome shirt, and, well, made EVERYTHING happen for Geneabloggers at Jamboree. A big shoutout to Thomas MacEntee.
GenealogyBank - A 75% off per month, $180/yr on membership. Coupon expires 6/30/11. GIVEAWAY. [And quick-like too with the quick expiration.]
Genealogy Gems Podcast - An invite to interview her there at Jamboree, which I didn't do, in order to receive a free 3-month Genealogy Gems Premium Membership for review on my blog. Sorry, folks, but I was having WAY too much fun at Geneabloggers Island to read all the fine print on the coupons in my Geneabloggers Swag Bag, but go visit her site and check her podcasts out. They're phenomenal.
Genealogical Publishing Company - 2 At-A-Glance thingies. [Yes, that's a technical term.] The first one? "African American Genealogy Research" by Michael Hait. The second? "French-Canadian Genealogy Research" by Denise R. Larson. And to show that I'm not all that selfish, I'm giving both of them away. That's right. GIVEAWAY! [And there's no expirations on these either. Thank my lucky stars.]
Geni - Okay. This company is AWESOME. They sponsored our Ice Cream Social on Friday night. AND they gave each of us a 1-year subscription to their Geni Pro portion of their site. AND I picked up one of their pens at their booth. [Yeah. I'm one of those freaky pen people & their pen? Works like a charm.] Well, since I missed out on the Genealogy Gems one, I'll give this one away too. GIVEAWAY!
Joan Merritt, Personal Publishing Consulltant for Heritage Makers - A handy dandy pen. Again, I'm a pen freak and am easily wowed with a great writing pen. While I'm writing, go check out her website. Great place to make one-of-a-kind memories with your family history research.
Legacy Family Tree - This company is FAN-tabulous. Their giveaway? A set of 10 Webinar-on-Cd's. I'm breaking up the set and giving them away. Yup. 10 GIVEAWAYs, people. [You can thank me later when you win one.]
Light Impressions - pH Testing Pen. Sorry. Keeping this one. Have some papers to test. But, for goodness sakes, check out their website.
My Heritage - Generously donated a Free PremiumPlus Membership as an add-on to their My Heritage Family Tree Builder Software. Expiration is June 20, 2011 [Yikes.] So, I'm thinking a Father's Day GIVEAWAY!
National Institute of Genealogical Studies - A gift certificate for 1 Record or General Methodology Course that expires August 31, 2011. As much as it pains me, folks, I'm keeping this one. [Don't tell me you wouldn't. Cuz you would.] However, check out their site and see what courses you'd might like.
Maureen Taylor - The Photo Detective - Advertisement
Photos Made Perfect - Another handy dandy pen. [Pen freak that I am, LOVE it.]
Rootsmagic - Advertisement - Um. I use their Rootsmagic4 software and their Family Atlas software. And? Can't say enough good stuff about this company and their software. Plus? Met Bruce Buzbee. Great guy. Go check out their website.
WikiTree - Hello? Love the Geneabloggers' t-shirt. On the back there's this QR code. And? Scanned it. Too funny! If you're not using WikiTree for researching, why not? Get on over there and check 'em out!
World Vital Records - A FREE 6 month subscription to their database. And, yes, I'm giving this one away too. [See? I'm not selfish. Much.]
So. There you go. My disclosure of everything I received in my Geneabloggers Swag Bag and of everything I'm sharing with y'all. Just as soon as I can think up of some crazy stuff for y'all to do. [Oops. I mean a contest for y'all.] Hm...
6/19/2011 01:37:05 am
Okay, you've inspired me. I'm going to go through my stuff today and figure what's a giveaway and what I can't part with. And, yeah, I'm keeping that USB hub, too. Love it.
6/11/2014 09:02:07 am
Hi Caroline, love this post. For our State Genealogical society I am looking for items to make our Swag bag a true Swag bag and not just something that could be put in a folder. I reading all sorts of posts online and my question to you is: Would you contact only the vendors attending the conference or ask some of the large companies.
CAROLINE M POINTER
6/11/2014 09:04:25 am
I would ask any vendor. Ones not attending might give something better just for the exposure.
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