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Generation Maps Social Networking Contest.

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It has been fascinating tonight to watch a new genealogy social networking site get started. I signed up for late this afternoon, and in just a few hours, I had dozens of friends and dozens of fans on the Generation Maps group. We'd love to have you join us. It will be interesting to see where this site goes and how it develops.

I've loved all the fun we have had on facebook over the last year socializing and getting to know the fun genealogists there. We haven't really utilized the Generation Maps page there as much as we could but are still pleased to have lots of fans there. With the growth of social networking, we have lots of exciting ideas to use both of these tools for future announcements and special events.

So I've been cooking up an idea. We are going to have the mother of all genealogy contests. For every Generation Maps fan on facebook and everyone who joins the Generation Maps Fans group on Genealogywise we will hold a drawing. Next Friday, July 17th we will award a $25 gift card to one random person in each group. Join both groups to increase your chances of winning.

But wait, there's more ;-). On the 17th at 5pm Mountain time, we will collect the names of every person who is a member of both groups for a special drawing. The winner of this contest will win $100 in credit from Generation Maps (two $50 gift cards.) You can use it for one of our beautiful canvas giclee fine art prints (genealogy chart or photo reproduction) or a whole bunch of working genealogy charts to draw all over and analyze your information with.

So take a look at and become a fan.
And while you are on facebook, go to the Generation Maps fan page at We'll look forward to seeing you there. And good luck in the contest.

And if you're not already, don't forget to become my friend too. JanetHovorka on Genealogywise, and Janet Hovorka on Facebook.

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Comment by Janet Hovorka on July 10, 2009 at 9:30pm
The gift cards are good until Dec 31, 2010. We'll look forward to making you a great chart Janice.
Comment by Janice Marie Hartman on July 10, 2009 at 7:34pm
Janet, I bought a $25.00 gift card at the Mesa, Az Expo and have not used it yet. When do I have to use it. I've been trying to clean up my PAF files. I really don't know what to do with it yet.
Comment by Tina Sansone on July 9, 2009 at 3:47pm
Great idea. I definitely want you to be MY friend.


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