Ancestry.com has announced an educational contest. The Death Record Education Program is underway NOW. When you visit the contest page, you will see contest questions, educational materials and hints of death records in your own family tree. This will help you become more comfortable with Ancestry.com, better educated with death records and also practice new skills with death hints from your own family tree.
The contest contains questions that require you to dig through death records, thus helping you practice your genealogy research skills. You have until 11:59 PM Mountain time Tuesday to answer the questions. The winner's name will then be posted Wednesday along with the new question. A new contest will begin on Wednesday morning.
Prizes will be given for Monday and Wednesday questions. Participants are entered for that specific day along with the grand prize of an iPad. Friday questions will give each participant an extra entry for the grand prize. Winners are announced at Ancestry.com/deathcontest, or go to the main death page and click on the tab on the left labeled “Contest.”
The prizes are:
- Monday and Tuesday contest - $100 Amazon.com gift certificate
- Wednesday Oct. 17 – Family Tree Maker, User Guide, & Advanced User Guide (Approximate Retail Value “ARV” - $114)
- Monday Oct. 22 – US Deluxe year membership (ARV - $155)
- Wednesday Oct. 24 - DNA test (ARV - $99)
- Monday Oct. 29 - $100 Spafinder.com gift certificate
- Wednesday Oct. 31 – World Explorer year membership (ARV - $299)
Grand Prize: iPad
You can enter the contest now by going to www.Ancestry.com/death.
In addition, I am able to offer TWO ADDITIONAL prizes. I would like to know how many newsletter readers enter the Ancestry.com contest so I am offering two 3-month memberships to Ancestry.com as well. To enter "my contest," send an email message to email@example.com and state in the text of the message, "I entered the Ancestry.com contest" or similar words. Two winning email addresses will be selected at random from the email messages sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The contest for EOGN subscribers will end at 11:59 PM Mountain time on October 31, 2012.
The Sweepstakes is intended for legal residents of the 50 United States of America (USA) and D.C. only and shall only be construed and evaluated according to U.S. law. Do not enter this Sweepstakes if you are not located in the USA at the time of entry.
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