I was recently given the chance to try Family Search Alert. I thought this would be a great thing to have considering I’m the Mom to a ‘tween. I think the worst feeling a parent could have is the awful, sinking feeling of not knowing where your daughter or son is.
Family Search Alert uses facebook, twitter, text messages, land lines, cell phones and faxes to immediately notify friends and family members of your lost family member. You can use this service for a missing child, parent or even grandparent. When you notify family search alert that your family member is missing, they can have all of your contacts at hand instantly. The police can even print out a “missing persons” flyer. I think that is probably the best of the Family Search Alert advantages because minutes matter when a loved one is missing.
They actually send out 2 types of alerts. A yellow alert which is where your contacts are sent e-mails, texts, facebook messages, and tweets. This is used when you don’t feel like the police need to be notified, but you are still very concerned. A red alert is for a serious situation where local or state police are needed. In the red alert, every form of communication is used. The police is able to access your account. Everyone is notified within minutes. A red alert will state “A RED ALERT HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR [CHILD’S NAME]. ONLY IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL [CUSTOMER NAME] ASAP.
The basic plan at Family Search Alert is free right now. It includes the YELLOW alerts. The premium plan is $24.99 and includes both YELLOW and RED alerts. If you would like to try this service out they have a special going on right now- it’s $19.99 for the 1st year by using a special promo code of BLOG06.
How would you like a chance to win a year of premium Family Search Alert? They are offering one of Sonya’s Happenings… readers 1 year of service, how great is that! This giveaway is open to residents of the US only and will end 3-21-13. This is a rafflecopter giveaway, so please give it time to load.
Disclosure: This review has been brought to you by AdvertiseWithBloggers.com and FamilySearchAlert.com. I was given a year’s subscription in order to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item as a thank you for participating.