And the Winner of Our Family History Journey Sweepstakes Is …

Congratulations to the grand-prize winner of our Family History Journey Sweepstakes, Michael F. from Skokie, Illinois. Michael will receive $20,000 for the family history journey of his dreams, plus consultation time with a genealogist and help from additional family history experts. Michael also gets a one-year World Deluxe membership and five more to share with members of his family.

You’ll find all of the details about the grand prize as well as a list of our 20 first-prize winners, each of whom will receive a one-year World Deluxe membership to here.

And thanks again to everyone who entered.

About Jeanie Croasmun
Jeanie Croasmun has been working at while futilely attempting to prove the horse thief story in her family history for over seven years. During that time, she learned enough about her family to determine that the story is likely a great work of fiction. But the search continues ...



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2 Barbara FranzenMay 2, 2011 at 3:13 pm

I just want to compliment Jeanie and say congratulations. You must be higher that a kite. What did you do to get to blog on That’s all I want to do and everyone wants me to blog fancy, I’m a little blue but if you’re doing this probably recovered from the color of the wallpaper some ancestors left us. Others left the most wonderful colors and impressions, I;m like a –well Congralations and enjoy. Are you going around the world?

3 scwbcmMay 2, 2011 at 5:10 pm

It would have been interesting to learn more about the winner and his family. Hope you will have a way to share his experiences meeting with the genealogists etc.

4 MelbaMay 11, 2011 at 10:48 am


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