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    In every family, someone ends up with “the stuff.” It is the goal of The Family Curator to inspire, enlighten, and encourage other family curators in their efforts to preserve and share their own family treasures.

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    45 Hour FLASH Giveaway: Win Free Registration to SCGS 2014 Jamboree

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    In honor of the 45th Annual Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree, The Family Curator is hosting a 45 Hour FLASH Contest to give away a FREE 3-Day Registration to the 2014 Genealogy Jamboree in Burbank, California June 6-8, 2014.

    Read on to learn how you can win!

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    2013 SCGS Jamboree Bloggers' Summit with Thomas MacEntee,
    Paula Stuart-Warren, Judy G. Russell, Denise Levenick, and CeCe Moore

    It's no secret that I'm a big fan of the SCGS Jamboree. And no secret, too, that SCGS Jamboree loves Bloggers. This year all bloggers and social media users attending Jamboree were invited to be "Honorary Bloggers" to help promote this fabulous annual event, and one lucky participant was selected at random to receive a FREE three-day Jamboree Registration.

    And I WON. Which means, one lucky reader of The Family Curator will win! As a Jamboree Speaker my conference registration is complimentary, so I am giving away the FREE 3-Day Registration to Jamboree in a 45 Hour Flash Contest.

    And, if you don't win . . .  Early-bird Registration for Jamboree is open through April 30, 2014, so you can still take advantage of the special discount and save your cash to spend in the exhibit hall! On May 1, Preregistration rates will go into effect; after May 24, all tickets will be $195 for the three day registration.

    One Family Curator reader's name will be chosen at random to receive this free three-day registration to Jamboree. To enter:

    Leave a comment to this post naming your favorite inherited item OR the one item you wish you'd inherited from an ancestor. Please include your email to be notified if you win.

    On Wednesday, 20 30 April, 2014 at 9 a.m. Pacific Time one name will be randomly selected from the readers leaving comments, and announced at The Family Curator Blog. YOU could be the lucky winner!  

    CORRECTION:  Thanks to sharp-eyed reader Susan Kitchens for the date correction! The winning name will be selected 45 Hours after this article was posted -- Wed. 30 April, 2014 at 9am. 

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    Reader Comments (10)

    My favorite is the ostrich fan purchased by my Great Grandmother Salter at the Paris Opera!

    April 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterfootnoteMaven

    I have a piece of my great-grandmother's wedding dress. She was married in 1874 in Nevada and the dress is a pale version of the family tartan.

    April 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFran Bumann

    My favorite inheritated item is a quilt made by my grgrgr grandmother celebrating the birth of her grandchild.

    That grandchild of hers was my grandfather.

    (Hope I got the "greats" ok...)

    The blue & white hand stitched double size quilt hangs in my hall.


    April 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

    [contest typo confusion alert: Wednesday April 20 at 9 am? did you mean Weds April 30th?]

    If possession is 9/10 of the law and the scrapbooks and photo albums of my ancestors are in my possession, then I've inherited them, haven't I? Okay then. Great Aunt Doris's album (which is now digitized).

    April 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Kitchens

    Susan Kitchens, YOU were paying attention!!! (Obviously I was not!) The winner's name will be drawn 45 hours after this post went live -- Wednesday April 30 at 9 am Pacific Time. Now, are we in Dayilight Savings or Standard Time? :>)

    April 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDenise Levenick

    One of my favorite's is a coffee cup (my great grandfather used it as his shaving mug) my grandmother gave me. It was her father's mug that he brought with him from Ostfriesland region of Germany abt 1890. It has the Ostfriesland rose design on it with the words "Remember Me"

    April 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRenee'

    My Grand Dad's false teeth! Seriously.... I do have them!

    April 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLiz R

    My favorite item is a crocheted table cloth that I bought from the auction after my grandmother passed away. The kicker she offered to make me one when I was younger for free, but I told her I would never use it. Guess who's laughing now!

    April 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnnette Crafton Corbell

    I actually have two things that I have inherited, that are my favorites. One of them, is a German Departure Certificate from September, 1901, when my maternal grandfather, along with his older siblings, and parents immigrated to the USA from Bremen, Germany. They landed on Ellis Island, and took the train to meet with relatives in Montevideo, Minnesota. I would like to get it framed, so that it doesn't deteriorate. I have the original US citizenship certificate for this family from May, 1909 as well. It took a while to get the Departure Certificate translated, but I finally accomplished that in January, 2004. My grandfather actually celebrated his second birthday while sailing on the ship. And from this same family, I also inherited a steamer trunk. It holds lots of treasures that have been so helpful with my genealogy research. It included address books and journals from 1912 and 1913, that were written by my grandpa's older sister, pictures, along with prayer books and funeral cards as well.

    April 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterClaudette Moran

    It's so nice of you to arrange this giveaway! There are so many heirlooms that I treasure, but one of my favorites has to be the diary of my great-great-aunt, a prairie teacher who died of influenza at a young age, during World War I. I love how her spunky personality shines through her writings!

    April 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie Frick

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