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MONEYOK, don't we all!
The Gena and Jean Genealogy Journeys is heading out on 6 November, returning on 10 November 2016 (see, you have about a year to gather up the funds and plans and choose travel companions). However, while you don't need to pay for the whole thing up front, we have a number of expenses to get the word out (promotional flyers, misc. costs - like mileage to get together to organize the event so it will be WONDERFUL for everyone). And there are more expenses as time gets closer (handouts for our presentations, goodies for the tote bags our sojourners will receive, etc.). And costs on board (Internet, any extras to make the experience ideal, etc.).
We are signing up sponsors NOW to help us make a great experience for all.
WHAT IS A SPONSOR?
I'm glad you asked. If you look at some of the blog posts of the past months, you'll notice that sponsors are people who have genealogy businesses that could use a little more exposure. Some have products for sale; others have services to help you find your ancestors; and some are genealogists who may have just what you need for a particular region, time period, or even occupation and would, therefore, be the perfect person to help you break through your brick wall.
As you can see by looking to your left, we already have some sponsors who have provided us with financial assistance or other benefits. Click on their links and learn more about their businesses.
Do you have a genealogy business that could use some promotion? Here is what we have to offer: your logo & link on this site; your logo on a promotion slide we show at the beginning of our presentations (where appropriate) all over the country between now and the cruise; distribution of your literature at our presentations; your logo and URL on any other projects where we can display it; your literature in the cruise goody bag and brief commercial for your business during the cruise; and a blog post, promoting your business, on this blog (between now and the end of November 2016). Not a bad exchange for a $100 sponsorship? All advertising should be so easy (and cheap).
If you aren't interested, or this doesn't apply to you, but you know someone who could use this service, please pass the info (or our blog URL) along.
Well, the cruise, of course. We will have more information on signing up shortly. Watch for it here, on Facebook, Twitter, and other places where fine genealogy events are promoted!
Don't let us sail without you!