Get social and win!

Yes, another contest of sorts!

Would you like the chance to win a special, limited-edition Conference Keeper prize? We want everyone to know about Conference Keeper, so we’re giving prizes away and all you have to do is share, tag, mention, tweet, or retweet either our updates, or your own mentioning Conference Keeper somewhere on Social Media, between now and January 31.

How to enter:

You’ll gain one entry for every time you do one of the following: On Facebook and/or LinkedIn, Like our page, and “Share” any of our posts. On Twitter, follow and mention @confkeep or retweet any of our posts. You can also gain entries for publicly posting an original post with a link to our website,, and then sending us an email telling us where you shared the link. (to ConferenceKeepers at

The winners:

The six individuals with the most entries will receive a special, limited-edition, conference-related prize, to be delivered to the winners at RootsTech (Yep, it’s a surprise!) If you are one of the winners, but aren’t going to RootsTech, we will mail your prize to you after RootsTech.

Happy sharing!

Calendar bites, Jan. 12


  • Edmund Burke, 1729. British orator, politician and philospher born in Ireland. Best remembered by this still-relevant quote attributed to him “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
  • James Farmer, 1920. Civil rights leader from Texas, and one of the founders of the Congress of racial equality, he led the nonviolent fight to desegregate buses and terminals in 1961.
  • John Winthrop, 1588. Born in Suffolk, he is known for his leadership in the migration to the Massachusetts Bay Colony. One of his 16 children, John, was governor of the Connecticut Colony. His detailed journal is now considered the foremost historical record of the era.


Poetry At Work Day4th annual celebration honoring many poets who led an ordinary working life and followed their passion of writing poetry in their spare time. Hey – kind of like most genealogists, wouldn’t you say? Go write a haiku and share it on Facebook today.

Genealogy Events

Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy continues throughout this week.
First general meeting of the East Central Indiana Genealogy Alliance meets today.
The Mid-Continent Library is holding an Introductory Genealogy Clinic today.

Check our calendar  or individual state pages for details of these events! Know of any other upcoming events? Please use the Submission tab and let us know!