Enter the MyHeritage March Madness Giveaway

Enter the MyHeritage March Madness Giveaway this week - win a 1-year PREMIUM PLUS Full Access genealogy package valued at $249 USD!

Feeling lucky? Or feeling mad that you can’t find those elusive ancestors? Here’s a solution: enter the MyHeritage March Madness Giveaway before 12:00 pm CST on Friday 20 March 2015 and you could find that pot of gold!

If you’re selected as the winner (and we will draw 3 winners!), you’ll receive a 1-year Premium Plus and 1-year Data Subscription – Full ACCESS genealogy package, which includes both the PremiumPlus Family Tree account and the MyHeritage Data Plan with access to records from around the world including NewspaperArchive.com. Click here for a list of collections available at MyHeritage.

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Who Do You Think You Are? Sweepstakes Begins March 8th

Get ready for the Who Do You Think You Are? Sweepstakes at TLC and you could win get the "Hollywood treatment" for your own family history!

Mark your calendars! Not only does the new season of Who Do You Think You Are? return to TLC on Sunday 8 March 2015, but there’s a brand new contest too!

In the “Be a Who Do You Think You Are? Star” Sweepstakes, you could discover your roots like a celebrity, plus have a red carpet experience! Win a trip for two to your family’s homeland and access to a personal genealogical historian provided by Ancestry.com. You’ll also get start treatment at a Hollywood movie premiere.

Grand Prize:

  • Trip for two to your ancestral homeland and $2,000 in spending money
  • Personal historian to guide you on your journey
  • Trip for two to Hollywood to attend a movie premiere
  • Ancestry products including a DNA Kit and World Explorer membership
  • Plus weekly prizes!

Starting on Sunday 8 March 2015, visit http://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/who-do-you-think-you-are/sweepstakes-2015/ and enter to win!

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:

family tree webinars

  • 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).


  • 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).

amazon 50 dollar gift card

  • 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

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