Friday, April 15, 2011

And the Kindle goes to...

DearREADERS,
Blogging isn't a one-way street. Your responses to the "Twist" in DearMYRTLE's April 2011 Organization Checklist have been illuminating. The point of having blog comments, Twitter and Facebook is to increase interactivity. "Social networking" for family historians isn't about our astrological signs, but about our research challenges. Oh yes, we do talk about "meeting up" at the next genealogy conference, but I digress.

CASE IN POINT
Our discussions about a reliable source for archival supplies is a prime example. I hadn't ordered boxes in years, and still thought of Light Impressions as my go-to source. Thanks to Sally Jacobs for alerting Ol' Myrt to problems that company has given its customers lately. From Sally's suggestions I blogged about Gaylords & Hollinger as alternatives and asked readers about their experiences with these two companies. Thanks to your responses, my DearREADERS have a better understanding of the reliability of these two firms.

And now for the moment you've all been waiting for -- Mr. Myrt is handing me the envelope with the name of the winner of the KINDLE...


From all the new blog, Facebook and Twitter comments; new followers, friends and subscribers, the winner of the Kindle is....



FRANCES ELLSWORTH
Follow her on Twitter: @FranEllsworth


So, DearFRAN, I'll need your snail mail address and phone number via private email, so my "offices at Amazon.com" can rush your  top-of-the-line Kindle 3G Wireless Reading Device, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 3G Works Globally, Graphite, 6" Display with New E Ink Pearl Technology right to your door.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
DearMYRTLE,
Your friend in genealogy.