Ancestry.com has launched a photo contest in search of the best 4th of July family photo from this year’s celebrations or years past. Participants are invited to enter the 4th of July photo contest through Ancestry.com’s Facebook page – just click the “Contests” tab – or follow this link: http://www.facebook.com/Ancestry.com?sk=app_95936962634
Be sure to submit your photo by midnight PDT on July 13th. Finalists will be chosen, and our Facebook fans will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite photo until July 21st. If your photo receives the most fan votes, you’ll win a FREE World Deluxe Annual Membership!
Don’t forget, if you can’t get enough of Independence Day, you can also research and discover whether or not your ancestors fought for the reason we celebrate July 4th. By searching the newly released Sons of the American Revolution Collection – you may find that one of your ancestors was a supporter of the American Revolution. In these records, you would also learn that Theodore Roosevelt was related to Jacobus (James) and proved that his ancestor acted as commissary for the New York troops. Harry S. Truman’s SAR application proves that his revolutionary ancestor, James Holmes, served as an Ensign for the Virginia State Regiment. See what else you might discover by searching the collection. http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2204
Whether your family goes back a few years or more than 200 years, taking the time to dig through your family’s history may turn up some interesting discoveries. Who knows what you’ll find? A great family photo might just win you a free year of access to great collections like the Sons of the American Revolution Applications – in addition to more than 6 billion other records!