Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday Fun~ Breaking News! Two Fun Genealogy Events and an Announcement!


Denise Levenick of the genealogy blog "The Family Curator" has issued a call for Genealogy World Photo Day for 2014 at this link:  http://www.thefamilycurator.com/home/2014/8/18/join-genealogy-world-photo-day-2014.html#.U_TOz_ldXih 

To participate, just combine the past and the present into a single photo, or create a "Then and Now" combination of photos.  You can participate by sending her the photo, share on Facebook or on the Family Curator Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/thefamilycurator

Now, go get creative!

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Sponsor a Celebrity Genealogist in the Preserve the Pension Fun Walk at FGS 2014!

The Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference will be in San Antonio, Texas next week.  On Saturday morning, August 30th at 6:30am ("Oh Dark Thirty" according to Judy Russell) will be the start of the Preserve the Pensions Fun Walk.  Four celebrity genealogists will be starting the walk at the front of the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, and your sponsorship of one (or more) of them will raise funds for the Preserve the Pensions - War of 1812 campaign.

According to the website "Every dollar raised in support of our walkers goes directly to the Preserve the Pensions fund.  Every dollar is matched first by FGS, then again by Ancestry.  Every $25.00 sponsorship becomes a $100.00 constribution to the preservation of this incredibly important collection of War of 1812 pensions."

See this link for information on sponsoring your favorite celebrity genealogist:

        Judy Russell "The Legal Genealogist"
        D. Joshua Taylor "Genealogy Roadshow"
        Kenyatta Berry   "Genealogy Roadshow"
        Ed Donakey  FamilySearch.org  

Preserve the Pensions Fun Walk website  http://www.preservethepensions.org/blog/exciting-change-plans/  
or their blog post
 https://www.fgsconference.org/blog/2014/08/sponsor-a-celebrity-walker-in-the-preserve-the-pension-fun-walk-at-fgs2014/   

The donation/sponsorship page   https://www.preservethepensions.org/donate  

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MyCanvas finds a new Home!

Last June Ancestry.com announced that they were retiring the MyCanvas website.  Many fans contacted Ancestry about this, and instead of retiring the service they will transfer the website to Alexander's.  The Alexander's company is a Utah based printing production company that was the printer for the MyCanvas products including the genealogy books, calendars, and other printed products.  The transition of MyCanvas to Alexander's should be smooth.

Alexander's plans some exciting new improvements, so fans should love this.  Also, MyCanvas will continue to be available from the Ancestry.com website until it moves over to the Alexander's website sometime next year.  This transition should take about six months.




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