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Update on Memorial Grant for Young Genealogists

The following press release was just sent to me by Denise Levenick of the Family Curator Blog:
Update on Memorial Grant for Young Genealogists Deadline for Applications February 15, 2011 Do you know a student genealogist who would like to attend the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree in Burbank this June? Would he or she like to receive $500 to help with expenses to attend the conference? Please help spread the news about the Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Grant for Student Genealogists – applications are being accepted until midnight February 15. The winner of the Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Student Genealogy Grant will be attending the 2011 Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree in Burbank, California with free registration to the event, courtesy of the SCGS Jamboree. The SCGS Jamboree has become a premiere regional genealogy conference offering national speakers, workshops, and demonstrations. More than 1700 genealogists attended the 2010 event in Burbank, California. Suzanne Freeman was an enthusiastic attendee at the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree and a life-long supporter of youth activities and volunteerism. The 2011 Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Student Genealogy Grant pays tribute to these interests by offering a $500 grant to a young genealogist attending the 2011 SCGS Jamboree.

Denise Levenick with Suzanne Freeman, 2009 SCGS Jamboree GeneaBlogger Bag Project

It’s a great time to be interested in genealogy. Popular TV shows like Who Do You Think You Are, new DNA tests, and mainstream media attention are focusing a spotlight on family history. We know that young people are catching genealogy fever, too, and the Suzanne Freeman Grant hopes to encourage even more young genealogists to stand up and be counted. Any genealogist who is between the ages of 18 and 25 and has attended school in the last 12 months is eligible to apply. The winner will receive free three-day registration to the conference, courtesy of the SCGS Jamboree, and $500 cash. Complete guidelines and application are available online at The Family Curator blog Deadline for applications is February 15, 2011; the award recipient will be announced March 1, 2011. Contributons to the Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Fund may through PayPal at the Grant Webpage or at Wells Fargo Bank, 360 W. Continental Road, Green Valley, Arizona 520/625-1222.


Find My Ancestor Has Been Awarded

I woke up this morning to find a great little surprise in my inbox! Fellow blogger, Nancy, of  My Ancestors and Me, had left a comment on the Find My Ancestor blog informing that she had passed along the "Happy 101 Award".

After doing some research I learned that this award is passed onto different genealogy bloggers, and in return you list 10 things that make you happy and then forward the blog onto 10 more bloggers. I was also thinking that it is hard to not give it to someone who hasn't already had the award.

What makes me happy? - 10 reasons are requested.
1.Genealogy - go figure!
2. Playing games with friends and family
3. Finding records on an ancestor
4. Listening to genealogy podcasts
5. Hiking
6. Rock Climbing and Rapelling
7. Learning new technology
8. Spending time with family
9. Organizing things(weird eh?)
10. Traveling

Below are blogs that have now been awarded the "Happy 101 Award" from the Find My Ancestor blog:
I'm sorry, but since SO many others have already received the award, I am going going to pass it on to 5 other blogs. If I think of more I will definitely post them!

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