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.

Cyber Monday Genealogy Giveaway – Over $1,000 in Prizes

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UPDATE: This is a NEW contest – if you entered last week’s contest, you will need to enter again for a chance to win!

Here is our latest contest – the Cyber Monday Genealogy Giveaway! So while you are busy shopping online for Christmas gifts (and visit http://genealogy.blackfriday for the best deals!), take a minute and enter the giveaway!

Why Another Contest?

The reason for this latest contest is we’re celebrating our latest Boot Camp over at Hack Genealogy! This past Saturday we have close to 300 people attend the Holiday Special Boot Camp and we’re also making the handout and recording available for free:

Prizes Worth over $1,000

The prizes in the Cyber Monday Genealogy Giveaway are amazing thanks to the generous support of the prize donors. Take a look at this list!

  • MyHeritage Data Plan package – 6 month subscription (valued at $60)
  • Backblaze online backup solution subscription (valued at $50)
  • fold3 membership (valued at $79)

and more! You could win one or more of these prizes! We’ll draw separate winners for each prize on Saturday 6 December 2014 and announce the winners here no later than Monday 8 December 2014.

This contest is NOT limited to just those in the United States either! Most of the prizes are digital or memberships so they can easily by sent to the winners via email!

Enter the Cyber Monday Genealogy Giveaway 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!

©2014, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.