Wednesday, July 29, 2009

BYU conference - win a free computer from Legacy Family Tree

The following is from Legacy Family Tree

Here's a little extra incentive to stop by the Legacy Family Tree booth at the BYU conference next week (begins Tuesday, July 28 in Provo, Utah). We're giving away a free Acer Netbook PC. And if you're not in the area, we've got a special "50% off" deal for you below.

You do not have to register for the conference to be eligible to win the computer. But you do have to turn in the entry form (it's a crossword puzzle) to the Legacy booth by 4:00pm on Thursday and be present for the drawing. The drawing will be held at the end of our "Legacy & New FamilySearch" class which begins at 5:15pm in room 2258. The class is free and is open to the public.

Meet the Legacy developers
Legacy's Geoff Rasmussen (that's me) as well as Legacy's co-founder, Ken McGinnis, will be at the conference - so bring your questions and suggestions - we look forward to talking with you.

Download the entry form
All the contest rules (like you must be present to win, etc.) are explained on the entry form. Click here to download the form, or you can pick one up from the Legacy booth starting Tuesday morning. If you can't make it to the conference, download the form anyways - it's a fun crossword puzzle!

Is this a real computer?
It is so real, that I personally use an identical Acer Netbook for all of my presentations throughout the world. In fact, the Legacy seminar that we recently published online was recorded using this Acer Netbook. Actually, that's not all the way correct. The netbook we're giving away has a 10.1 inch screen. Mine is only 8.9 inches. It's got a "roomy" hard drive (160GB), and the 1GB of memory is enough to run its operating system (Windows XP). It also has a digital media card reader, built-in webcam, built-in stereo speakers, 3 USB ports, and built-in wireless so you can surf the Internet. Yes, it's a real computer and a real contest. Dick Eastman, our 2007 Legacy Genealogy Cruise speaker and editor of Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, recently wrote about how great these netbooks are. DearMYTLE, our 2008 Legacy Genealogy Cruise speaker also wrote about netbooks here.

If you can't make it to the conference...
...we've got something special for you too. Purchase any Legacy Family Tree product (Legacy software, manuals, training videos) at 50% off. Already have Legacy? This is a great chance to get Legacy for a friend or family member. This special promotion ends on the last day of this BYU conference (July 31, 2009). Just use the following coupon code at checkout:


So, why are we doing this again?
Mostly for fun. But mainly we want as many people as possible to come see our "Legacy & New FamilySearch" class Thursday evening. We will not be announcing that our new FamilySearch interaction tools are now available to download (the crossword puzzle tells you when it will be released), but we will show you what the new software looks like and how close we are to its official certification.

Hope to see you all there!


Bernard said...

I'd love to win this little beauty. Although I'm a recent Mac convert, I still use a Windows-based software (Legacy, considering RootsMagic)due to limitations with current Mac offerings.

This would be perfect for genealogy research, family reunions, etc.

Unfortunately, I live nowhere near the conference. (Sigh!) This could have been the one time in my life to win something (besides my wife!).

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Its so amazing. I would love to use it.