Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Contest News!

I pitched a story idea to Family Tree Magazine several months ago on how families work together on their genealogical pursuits. Allison and Diane liked the idea so much they've encouraged participation by holding a contest. Here are the details from the FTM announcement: "We all know genealogy brings families together—and we’d like to recognize families who’ve embraced that collaborative spirit to make genealogical breakthroughs. Has your clan worked together to solve a family mystery? Taken a teamwork approach to writing or documenting your family history? Tell us your story! Explain who was involved, how the collaboration came about and what you achieved in 500 words or less. We’ll select several true tales of family teamwork to feature in our November issue. It’s a chance to not only trumpet your collaborative triumph to the genealogy world, but also win prizes for your feat: We’ll pick one featured family at random to receive a grand-prize package designed to facilitate further collaboration. The package includes:
  • Family Reunion Organizer software from RootsMagic
  • Free scanning of about 1,600 4x6 prints—or as many as you can fit in the prepaid box—from ScanMyPhotos.com
  • An interactive family Web site with one year of free hosting from MyGreatBigFamily.com
All featured families will win a Family Tree Magazine State Research Guides CD" Enter by posting to the Terrific Family Tree Teamwork Contest on the Family Tree Magazine Forum.
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