And The Winner of the August Branch Out Contest is…

Posted by Jessica Murray on September 16, 2014 in Contest

We’d like to thank everyone who submitted entries in the August round of our Branch Out contest! We received thousands of submissions, which included some inspiring stories from our community. We have randomly selected our August winner and that lucky person is… Tina Davis from New Mexico! Tina is most interested in tracing her grandfather who fought for… Read more

Branch Out Contest Winner: Cindy Hillman

Posted by Ancestry.com on September 2, 2014 in Contest, Research

By Cheryl Coats and Lindsay Jackson Cindy Hillman recently won our Branch Out sweepstakes, and received 20 hours of ProGenealogists research time. Initially, she wanted to see if her McKinley line connected to President William McKinley (who wouldn’t!) Unfortunately, we discovered that the only chance of those lines connecting would have occurred in Ireland in… Read more

Cabot Creamery Cooperative: Honoring Family Legacies

Posted by Ancestry.com on August 20, 2014 in Contest

Family farms are the backbone of today’s food production throughout the world. In the United States many of these farms have been handed down in families from generation to generation. Each family farm is steeped in rich legacies and traditions, uniting time-honored values and a deep commitment to the land. The United Nations has declared… Read more

Enter Our Branch Out Contest For Ultimate Family History Package

Posted by Jessica Murray on August 1, 2014 in Contest

It’s August 1st, which marks the next cycle of our Branch Out contest. We launched the Branch Out program as a way to give Ancestry fans the opportunity to work one-on-one with family history experts on our ProGenealogists team. Over the last year, we have had great success helping winners including Cheryle Warnberg, Heidi Hall, Stacey Woodley, and Cindy Hillman discover important family history… Read more

Branching Out: Genealogy Success, Indirectly

Posted by Paul Schmidt on June 4, 2014 in Contest, Research

Our latest Branch Out winner, Cheryle Warnberg, already had a fantastic online family tree, but she wanted our team at ProGenealogists to find out more about the Kloskowski and Czayka families, including exactly where in Eastern Europe they originated. Start With What You Know Cheryle knew the names of her maternal grandparents, even though both… Read more

Don’t Miss Out: Enter For A Chance To Win Our Branch Out Contest!

Posted by Pam Velazquez on June 1, 2014 in Contest

It’s June which means another cycle of our Branch Out Contest! Enter for a chance to win some great prizes! The Grand Prize winner, upon confirmation of eligibility, will receive the following prize package: Twenty (20) hours of ProGenealogists research One (1) year Ancestry.com World Explorer Plus Membership One (1) Ancestry.com DNA kit The Grand Prize package has an Approximate Retail… Read more

And The Winner of the April Branch Out Contest is…

Posted by Pam Velazquez on May 8, 2014 in Contest

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

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