No, not that kind of last call.
Last call to vote – in the Rockstar Genealogist competition hosted at John Reid’s blog, Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections.
Rockstar genealogists are those who give “must attend” presentations at family history conferences or as webinars. Who, when you see a new family history article or publication by that person, makes it a must buy. Who you hang on their every word on a blog, podcast or newsgroup, or follow avidly on Facebook or Twitter?
So, you get to vote for your favorites AND it’s your opportunity to make me pay.
And pay BIG.
This is the only time in my life that guaranteed, my money is going to be quadrupled and I’m not even going to have to buy a lottery ticket, draw a card or roll a dice. It’s guaranteed!
You see, here’s the deal, in the past voting, a genetic genealogist has never found their way into the top 10 of the Rockstar Genealogists. Now I’d like to raise awareness for genetic genealogy and how useful it can be, and I am a strong advocate for the War of 1812 Preserve the Pensions project….sooooo…..if a genetic genealogist finds their way into the winners circle, meaning the top 10, I’ll pay up. My $250 donation will become $1000 through matching donations and will preserve 2200 pension pages total. A very worthy cause, don’t you think?
You can read about my original pledge or take a look at what Judy Russell had to say. You know, she did get up at o’dark thirty and walk to the Alamo for Preserve the Pensions as well, and well, truthfully, I’d rather count out all 25,000 pennies than do that…..
Here’s a list of this year’s nominees. You can vote for as many individuals as you want, but you can only vote once.
Genetic genealogists on the list include:
- Blaine Bettinger
- Katherine Borges
- Roberta Estes
- Bennett Greenspan
- Tim Janzen
- Debbie Kennett
- CeCe Moore
Voting ends today, Friday, or maybe Saturday, according to John…but don’t wait for Saturday and be disappointed, so vote NOW, include one or more genetic genealogists….and make me pay:) I’m already counting my pennies!!!
Am I going to have to pay? Who is it going to be????
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I voted for you Cuz. thx 4 reminder.
I voted for you as soon as I read your first post about this. I hope you win! Your blog is so helpful to me, and I’ve referred others to it, too, in the confusing (to me) world of DNA. In fact, one new match at FT asked me if I understood all this, saying he had advanced degrees in physics, etc., and still found it confusing. I felt a little less dumb after that. 🙂
It’s an exciting new field and there are a lot of nuances. It’s even hard for those on the leading edge to keep up:) Thanks for your vote of confidence.
I voted for you too. Does that make me a Roberta Estes groupie ? LOL.
Do we get Tee Shirts when you win ? Good Luck !!!!!!
Now that’s funny.
Done that, where’s my Roberta T-Shirt?
I just voted for you and Bennett. Good Luck getting a genetic genealogist to win.
Thanks for the reminder to vote. You are so helpful and willing to share your knowledge you should be a shoo in to win. Good Luck!!!
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