A new contest is designed to encourage Missouri residents to scour historic records held by the state's public institutions. The Great Missouri Treasure Hunt is sponsored by the Missouri State Archives to promote awareness of historic records available on the Internet. The contest is open to anyone, anywhere in the world who has found a great piece of Missouri history.
Participants will enter stories they unearthed from online records or documents. Entries will be broken down into family history, Civil War history and Missouri history. There will be more than 100 prizes, including games, Missouri history books and a hotel stay near the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The best discoveries will earn their place in history as part of the next Official Manual of the State of Missouri. The contest is open until August 31, 2011.
You can read more at the Missouri Secretary of State's web site.
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