Enter the Kindred Voices Book Contest Today!

Kindred Voices: Listening for our Ancestors now available on Kindle! Geoff Rasmussen’s inspiring new book is now available for Kindle readers and apps. Learn how making that connection with your ancestors is an important part of family history!

As we close out February, we’ve got something special to share: a review of a new book by Geoff Rasmussen of Legacy Family Tree and a contest!

Review: Kindred Voices: Listening for Our Ancestors

Whether you call it “serendipity” or simply “great-grandma’s guidance,” if you’ve ever devoted time to researching your roots, you’ll understand the premise of Kindred Voices: Listening for Our Ancestors by Geoff Rasmussen. This touching book sums up one genealogist’s encounters with his ancestors, yet it speaks to all of us about the search for family connection.

Part travelogue, part auto-biography, yet all family history, Kindred Voices transports you on an amazing ancestral journey. Geoff shares not just the “how” of genealogy research, but also his intense connection with his forefathers. Many of us already obsessed with genealogy and family history will tell you that our ancestors do in fact talk to us and seem to guide us to resources and information.

As an added bonus, at the end of Kindred Voices, Geoff also shares his best advice on getting started with your own family history journey.

After you’ve finished Kindred Voices, you’ll want to dive into your own family history sleuthing and begin opening up a dialog with your own ancestors.

Print Version Pre-Order Special

Between now and Friday, 27 February 2015, you can pre-order the print version of Kindred Voices and get this special deal: save $2.00 and get the PDF version for free (a $9.95 value!) via Legacy Family Tree Store. Click here for more details.

Kindred Voices Contest

Finally, in conjunction with the release of the Kindle version of Kindred Voices, we’re holding a week-long contest sponsored by Legacy Family Tree and GeneaBloggers!

NOTE: To enter, you will need to know the page count for the Kindle version of Kindred Voices. Click here to find the clue in the book description.

One winner will be selected to win ALL of the following prizes:

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  • Legacy Family Tree Webinars: One (1) 12-month subscription to Legacy Family Tree Webinars to access over 200 recorded webinars and over 850 pages of syllabus materials (value $79.95 USD).

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  • Legacy Deluxe 8.0 Software:  The most comprehensive and easy-to-use family history software you can buy for Windows is now even better. You’re sure to be excited by all the new features! Legacy Family Tree is one of the best genealogy programs on the market today (digital download and PDF manual – value $39.95 USD).

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  • Amazon Gift Card: One (1) Amazon Gift Card (email version, valued at $50.00 USD).

The entire prize package is valued at $170 USD. We’ll select one (1) winner after 1:00 pm Central on Friday 27 February 2015 and announce the winner here on the contest page and via social media.

This contest is NOT limited to just those in the United States either! All of the prizes are digital items or memberships and can easily be sent to the winners via email.

Click here to enter today! And once you enter, use your “lucky link” to invite others to enter. You’ll

©2015, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

Enter the Newspaper Research Contest Today!

In conjunction with our upcoming Newspaper Research Strategies Boot Camp on January 30/January 31, 2015, we’re holding our first contest of 2015 filled with genealogy and family history-related prizes!

In conjunction with our upcoming Newspaper Research Strategies Boot Camp on Friday 30 January and Saturday 31 January 2015 (click here for more information and to register) we’re holding our first contest of 2015 filled with genealogy and family history-related prizes!

Prizes Worth Over $600!

The prizes in the Newspaper Research Contest are amazing thanks to the generous support of the prize donors. Take a look at this list!

  • Find My Past: A 12-month World Subscription (value $199 USD)
  • Inside History Magazine: A 12-month digital subscription to Inside History magazine for iPad or Android (value $32 USD)
  • MyHeritage: A 1 year subscription to MyHeritage Premium Plus and Data Plan package (value $249 USD)

The entire prize package is valued at over $650 USD. We’ll select seven (7) individual winners for different prizes, each of which are valued between $10 USD and $250 USD. You could win one or more of these prizes! We’ll draw separate winners for each prize on Tuesday 3 February 2015 and announce the winners here on the contest page and via social media.

This contest is NOT limited to just those in the United States either! All of the prizes are digital items or memberships and can easily be sent to the winners via email!

Enter the Newspaper Research Contest Today!

Remember to click here to enter and once you’ve entered, make sure you tell your friends . . . you earn extra entry tickets for each person you refer. And share the contest on Facebook and Twitter to earn even more entries!

Newspaper Research Stratrgies Boot Camp

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Join us on Friday 30 January/Saturday 31 January 2015 for Newspaper Research Strategies Boot Camp! Through this special Boot Camp you’ll learn:

  • Which online newspaper resources are available for Australia, New Zealand and beyond including the United States, Canada and United Kingdom.
  • How to get the most out of newspaper articles and use the extracted information for research breakthroughs.
  • Which tools work best for capturing both newspaper images and text.
  • How to find unusual sections of newspapers for clues in finding ancestors.

You’ll receive over 3 hours of educational content, handouts and freebies for the low price of $12.95 USD! You’ll also receive access to the recorded versions of each webinar for up to one year!

Register by Monday, 26 January 2015 and receive over 23% off the registration price for a low $9.95 USD! Space is limited and if you register, but can’t attend, you’ll still receive the handouts, the freebies and access to the recordings!

Click here to learn more and click here to register for the Boot Camp!

©2015, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

Crestleaf Surname Scavenger Hunt – Win $250 Amazon Gift Card

Crestleaf is giving away a $250 Amazon gift card to one blogger who creates the most creative surname post this holiday season.

[Editor’s note: We received the following information about a genealogy-related contest specifically for bloggers and we wanted to pass this on to our readers.]

Crestleaf, a leading provider of free genealogy information and a free online collaboration tool for families to document their family history, is giving away a $250 Amazon gift card to one blogger who creates the most creative surname post this holiday season.

How to Enter

1. Pick a fun theme for a blog post (TV shows, celebrities, movies, cars, states, nicknames, cities in California, etc.).

2. Create a blog post revolved around surnames from the Crestleaf genealogy records database. Here are some examples of posts you can mimic:

25 Thanksgiving Surnames You’ll be Thankful For
http://crestleaf.com/blog/thanksgiving-genealogy-surnames-youll-thankful/

Halloween Genealogy: Scary Surnames You’ll Never Believe Exist
http://crestleaf.com/blog/halloween-genealogy-scary-surnames-youll-never-believe-exist/

3. Submit your entry to “mark@crestleaf.com” with a link to your blog post and your email address, with this subject: Crestleaf Surname Scavenger Hunt.

4. Crestleaf will pick the 5 most creative posts and open up a public voting contest on December 15th, 2014 on our blog: http://crestleaf.com/blog. The post with the most votes on December 18th, at noon ET, will win.

5. Winner receives a $250 gift card to Amazon along with a feature on the Crestleaf blog and social media accounts.

Click here to read the complete article along with the contest rules.