Monday, December 10, 2012

Monday Mailbox: Please Tell Me Your Name

Dear Ancestry Insider,

Please tell me your name so that I may know who I am looking for in Las Vegas, ok?

Signed,
Ron Bremer

Dear Ron,

You thought I’d fall for that old trick? Straight up asking?

Ask me in my 2013 NGS Annual Conference session and I will tell you my name. But you don’t have to wait until then. Several people approach me each conference to tell me that they recognized me from my picture.

Signed,
The Insider


Dear Ancestry Insider,

Hi, I guess you can not enter the Ancestry.com contest if you don't own a cellphone!

Not everyone has a cell phone and not all cellphones have an app capability or camera. I'm one of those people.

Diane H.

Dear Diane,

As was I until September. I hear you. However, my previous smart phone had gotten dumber and dumber. When it broke, I took the plunge. But it’s more expensive and not everyone can afford that.

Signed,
The Insider

2 comments:

  1. That's is so funny about the cell phone & the contest . Such is life via technology.

    signed Magda who will never reveal her last name ......

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  2. Dear Insider

    I'm another who pays for Ancestry, but my cellphone is just that. It doesn't take pictures or access the web. I have a great pocket sized digital camera which I got before the phone, and a laptop which gets me to the Web just fine. Why duplicate? There is still a large segment of the population that still doesn't have a computer, let alone a smart phone. I send newsletters for two organizations and only about 20 percent are sent electronically. All the rest go by snail mail.

    Deela A.

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