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    And the Blog Book Tour Giveaway Winners Are...

    What a week! Thank you to the gracious genealogy blogger hosts of the How to Archive Family Keepsakes Blog Book Tour, and to each reader following along on the tour.

    We've enjoyed red carpet hospitality with something fresh and new every day, and lots of great contributions from the blogger hosts. 

    • exclusive NEW articles about organizing genealogy
    • author interviews
    • book excerpts and reviews
    • FREE handouts
    • helpful reader comments

    If you've missed any posts, be sure to catch up. You don't want to miss --

    Meet and Greet the Author of How to Archive Family Keepsakes at Geneabloggers where I share "5 Little-Known Facts About The Family Curator" with host Thomas MacEntee.

    How to Get Organized and Put Your Family History Household in Order at Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems Podcast Blog with an exclusive book excerpt "7 Steps Toward a Paperless Genealogy Office" and Podcast Interview with the author by Lisa Louise Cooke

    How to Read Your Ancestor Like a Book, a look at how you can learn more about your ancestor's life by studying the books they read, bought, and passed on in their estate, at Denise Barrett Olson's Moultrie Creek Gazette. You will also find Moultrie Creek Books' author interview and review of How to Archive Family Keepsakes.

    Scanner Options for Genealogistsa helpful book excerpt featuring digitizing equipment available to family historians at 4YourFamilyStory, with links to Caroline Pointer's personal review of How to Archive Family Keepsakes and tech recommendations for scanners.

    What to Save? What to Toss? 4 Questions to Help You Decide?, practical suggestions if you inherit more "stuff" than you know what do with. Read this guest post at Lorine Schulze's Olive Tree Genealogy.

    A Coffee, A Comfy Chair, and a Q&A with the Author, a personal invitation to sit down and chat with The Armchair Genealogist Lynn Palermo and Author Denise Levenick. Lynn reviews Denise's book from the perspective of the family history writer in Organization Key to Removing Obstacles to Your Family History Writing.

    How to Archive Family Keepsakes at Shades of the Departed online photography magazine featuring footnoteMaven's reflections on historical photographs and "4 out of 4 old cameras" recommendation for Denise's new book.

    First, Save History, Then Share It book excerpt on the role of the Creator who inherits an ancestor's stories and artifacts at Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories with Dr. Bill Smith.

    Blog Book Tour Week 2

    January 20-25 the Blog Book Tour visits six more top-notch genealogy blogs with new articles, interviews, and reviews --

    Sally Jacobs at Practical Archivist

    Jen Baldwin, Stephanie Pitcher Fishman, Terri O'Connell at The In-Depth Genealogist

    Gena Philibert-Ortega at Food. Family. Ephemera.

    Pat Richley-Erickson at DearMYRTLE

    Miriam J. Robbins at AnceStories

    Dan Hiestand at The Houstory Hearth

    PLUS Book Reviews and Detours along the Genea-blogosphere!

    Readers also have a chance to win free print and digital copies of How to Archive Family Keepsakes, and a Family History Oversize Document Archive Kit with book. This great kit custom assembled by the Practical Archivist Sally Jacobs will get you started safely preserving your large genealogy documents. The kit includes an archival oversize document box, 25 oversize envelopes, and a copy of my book. One runner-up will receive a free copy of How to Archive Family Keepsakes.

    Which brings us to...

    The WINNERS of this week's GIVEAWAY PRIZES!

    Congratulations to the winners of this week's giveaway prizes, randomly selected from comments left throughout the week at the blog host posts. Three commenters have been contacted, and their names will be released when the results are finalized. 

    Join Us for Week 2 for more great Blog Book Tour articles, reviews, and giveaways.

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