Monday, May 7, 2012

2nd-Ever Genealogy Idol Competition webinar - sign up to watch and vote

The second-ever Genealogy Idol competition will be held Saturday, June 9, 2012. The three participants have now been chosen and the winner will be decided by YOU! All you have to do is register for the live event (free), watch the 1-hour competition from your computer, and vote.
In the three rounds of competition, the three contestants will demonstrate their gen-tech expertise and try to woo you with their favorite gen-tech secrets. Everyone will learn - but only one will leave with the title of "Jamboree Genealogy Idol 2012." Legacy Family Tree's Geoff Rasmussen will host the event which will be broadcast live via the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree in Burbank, California.
The Topics
Applicants will present three 5-minute presentations in these categories:
  • Round 1: Favorite Technology Tip
  • Round 2: Genealogy Serendipity story
  • Round 3: Technology website or blog
While their specific topics will be a surprise, everyone should learn a new thing or two about genealogy technology.
The Contestants
Each contestant will be broadcasting from their homes across the country. Here they are:
The Competition
The one-hour competition will feature three rounds of topics. Each contestant will have five minutes to impress you with their demonstrations. Regardless of whether you will be in a seat at Jamboree or in a virtual seat from your home, you will see and hear it all - live! At the very end, YOU, the online audience will decide the winner by voting using the webinar's poll technology. Everyone will go home a winner, but the one with the most votes will go home with both the title of "Jamboree Genealogy Idol" and a free Flip-Pal Mobile scanner from Legacy Family Tree.
If you want to watch the demonstrations and vote for the winner, you need to register. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day. And if you are attending Jamboree in Burbank, register for this special breakfast event and join us in Convention Center Academy 6. Breakfast starts at 7:30am and the webinar begins at 8:00am (9am Mountain, 10am Central, 11am Eastern).
Watch the recording of the first-ever Genealogy Idol competition
The first-ever Genealogy Idol competition was held earlier this year at RootsTech in Salt Lake City. Elyse Doerflinger, Elizabeth Clark, Michael Hait, and Marian Pierre-Louis gave twelve 3-minute presentations. Watch the entire show here.
See you there!
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