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Enter For a Chance To Win Professional Family History Research Assistance!

Posted by Kristie Wells on April 1, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site, Contest

Even though it is April 1st, this post is no joke. Today we are kicking off Cycle 4 of the Branch Out contest - a chance at winning a prize pack that includes professional research assistance, a one-year subscription to Ancestry.com, an AncestryDNA test, and a photo book from MyCanvas.   Heidi Hall was our big winner in October, Stacy Woodley won in… Read more

Branching Out to Find Three Soldiers, Three Wars, All Family

Posted by Paul Schmidt on March 21, 2014 in Contest, Research

When Heidi Hall won our first-ever Branch Out Contest, she had already been working on a broad and well-sourced family tree. She had many lines and mysteries to choose from to have our team at ProGenealogists add to her research. Ultimately, Heidi asked us to center our research on the ancestry of her great grandmother,… Read more

Enter To Win The Branch Out Contest: Prize Package Valued Over $3,000

Posted by Kristie Wells on February 1, 2014 in Contest

It’s February 1st and that means time to kick off Cycle 3 of the Branch Out contest where you have a chance to win one on one time with a professional genealogist, an AncestryDNA test, a one-year subscription to Ancestry.com, and a photo book from MyCanvas.   We are giving away six (6) of these great prize… Read more

And The Winner of the December Branch Out Contest is…

Posted by Pam Velazquez on January 9, 2014 in Contest

  If you entered the December round of our Branch Out contest, we’d like to thank you for participating! We received more than 14,000 responses and so many great stories from our community – thank you! We have compiled all of the entries and randomly selected our second winner. And that lucky person is… Stacy… Read more

Enter To Win The Branch Out Family History Package

Posted by Kristie Wells on December 2, 2013 in Contest

Want a professional genealogist to work on your family tree? Would you like to try the AncestryDNA test? Think a photo album highlighting your research would make a good anniversary gift? Then enter the Branch Out contest for your chance to win a Family History Package valued over $3,000 USD! We are giving away six (6) of… Read more

The Winner of the October Branch Out Contest is…

Posted by Kristie Wells on November 12, 2013 in Contest

  We would like to thank everyone for entering for the Branch Out contest last month! There were 1000s of entries submitted and some incredible stories shared. Thank you! Alliance Sweepstakes has randomly selected a name out of all the qualified entries, and the winner of the Family History prize package valued over $3,000 USD is… Heidi… Read more

Today’s Death Record Challenge: Who cracked Gracsok’s skull?

Posted by Pam Velazquez on October 30, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Contest

Who was John Gracsok, and how did he end up dead from a blow to the head? Was it as revenge? A family feud? Was he just clumsy? Death records can hold the answers to lots of your family history questions. So after you’ve solved the Gracsok mystery, make sure to come back to the… Read more

Today’s Death Record Challenge: A train crash couldn’t kill him. What could?

Posted by Pam Velazquez on October 28, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Contest

  When legendary railroad engineer John Luther “Casey” Jones selflessly stayed at the helm of his doomed train in 1900, he saved countless lives. But this mystery is only about one of them — the fireman Casey told to jump as the train careened out of control, surely sparing him from a grisly death. Today’s… Read more

Just in time for Halloween, the Death Record Challenge is back!

Posted by Pam Velazquez on October 26, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Contest

  Test your sleuthing skills and win prizes by solving mysteries and legends using the power of Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family history resource. From October 26 until Halloween at midnight you’ll get three chances to play detective and dive into Ancestry.com Death Record collections. Each challenge takes you to a new time and… Read more

Meet Ed Kolenda – Winner of the Star Of Your Family Contest!

Posted by Kristie Wells on October 8, 2013 in Contest

  The old saying goes, you can’t win if you don’t enter – and Ed Kolenda can surely attest to that! Ed submitted a compelling video entry for our “Star Of Your Family contest” and subsequently, won! Ed was born 28 June 1936 in Poland, the son of Piotr “Peter” Doszyń and Joanna Jara. According to family information, both… Read more

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