I use various channels through which I earn money to cover the costs of running this website. These include the following:
My Speaking Engagements:
I write about and promote various genealogy events and conferences at which I speak. I often receive compensation of some kind for my speaking engagements.
Occasionally I am contacted by various genealogy-related companies and asked to review their products. If I choose to accept the offer, I am usually given a complimentary product or upgrade to try for my review. I only review products that I think are useful for genealogy research and/or sharing family history with family members. I always give my honest opinion about the products after I have tried them. I include a disclaimer on product reviews for which I have been given complimentary products.
Sometimes I am so excited about a product that I review it without having any affiliation with the company. These product reviews will not contain any disclaimer because I have not be compensated in any way.
I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
If I link to a specific Amazon product within a blog post, it is a product I have personally used and can recommend. The link is still part of the Affiliate Program and I will receive a small fee if you purchase the product through my link.
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