In preparation for a series of posts about my visit to ancestry.com from 7 January 2010 to 10 January 2010, I want to put forth this disclaimer so that it can be referenced in future posts.
- I was invited by ancestry.com to attend a Blogger's Day Event on Friday, 8 January 2010 as well as a dinner on 9 January 2010 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The purpose was to gain more information about the ancestry.com organization, tour certain Ancestry.com facilities as well as have the opportunity to ask ancestry.com management and staff questions about ancestry.com products and business practices.
- ancestry.com paid for round-trip airfare from Chicago, IL to Salt Lake City as well as three nights hotel accommodations in Salt Lake City. In addition, upon my arrival I received $75 in Visa gift cards to defray any transportation or meal expenses.
- On Friday, 8 January 2010, round-trip transportation was provided from my hotel to the ancestry.com data center in Orem, Utah and then to ancestry.com headquarters in Provo, Utah. While there I was provided with a catered lunch and given a gift basket of Lehi Rollers Mill products. At the end of the day a group dinner was held at Market Street Grill in South Jordan, Utah and then transportation back to the hotel in Salt Lake City.
- On Saturday, 9 January 2010, I attended a banquet sponsored by ancestry.com with attendees from the Blogger's Day Event.
In no way have I been asked to blog or write or speak about specific ancestry.com products, services or business practices. As a commitment to transparency in my blogging and other genealogy industry activities, I may make reference in the future to this post when discussing ancestry.com on Destination: Austin Family and my other blogs and websites.
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