January 23, 2013

A New Way to Learn More About Genealogy Books and Authors

The following NEWS RELEASE was sent to Olive Tree Genealogy by Denise May Levenick of The Family Curator blog. Denise has written a book How to Archive Family Keepsakes and many bloggers are participating in a fun and informative Blog Book Tour from January 10 to 26th.

Blog Book Tour Comes to A Computer Near You:
A New Way to Learn More About Genealogy Books and Authors

Family Curator Blog Book Tour for How to Archive Family Keepsakes by Denise Levenick – On Tour from January 10-26th, 2013

The Virtual Book Tour brings new books and authors directly to the reader, and with the Blog Book Tour for Denise Levenick’s new book How to ArchiveFamily Keepsakes genealogists and family historians are browsing the pages of this new book via the internet during the16-day tour of popular blogs and websites January 10 – 26, 2013.

Blog book tours are popular trends in the general e-publishing world but had limited exposure in the family history community until Gena Philibert-Ortega introduced her book From the Family Kitchen to genealogists in a virtualbook tour in August, 2012. Enthusiastic response to Levenick’s blog book tour shows that the virtual tour continues to be a welcome new event.

After a successful launch January 10 at the author’s family history blog The Family Curator, the tour stopped at eight more websites. Each day, content and reviews gave readers a chance to sample Levenick’s new book and learn more about organizing and preserving family keepsakes and genealogy papers.

Free handouts, book excerpts, exclusive articles, reviews, and author interviews are among the different kinds of content posted in the opening week. Participating blogs included: Geneabloggers; GenealogyGems Podcast Blog; Moultrie Creek Gazette;, 4Your Family Story; OliveTree Genealogy;, TheArmchair Genealogist; Shadesof the Departed; and Dr.Bill Tells Ancestor Stories.
January 20-25 the Blog Book Tour continues with visits to six more genealogy blogs for new articles, interviews, and reviews -- Practical Archivist; TheIn-Depth Genealogist; Food. Family. Ephemera.; DearMYRTLE; AnceStories; and The Houstory Hearth.
How to Archive Family Keepsakes offers practical guidance for family historians:
           Helping a parent or loved one downsize to a smaller home
           Needing a simple, effective filing system for genealogy research
           Interested in scanning and making digital copies of genealogy records
           Looking for a way to preserve your family history and heirlooms for future generations

Proceeds from the sale of How to Archive Family Keepsakes during the Book Tour will help fund the 2013 Student Genealogy Grant founded in 2010 to assist young genealogists further their genealogical education.

For more information, visit the Blog Book Tour Page at The Family Curator website <>.

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