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

Announcing the “Branch Out” Contest: Enter For A Chance To Win a Family History Package!

Posted by Kristie Wells on October 1, 2013 in Contest

  You asked. We listened! We are excited to announce the Branch Out contest where six (6) lucky Grand-Prize Winners will have the opportunity to work with ProGenealogists to help shape their family tree. Whether you are just starting out, or you have been building your tree for years, now is your chance to work with an… Read more

Grandparents “Words To Live By” Contest

Posted by Kristie Wells on August 14, 2013 in Contest

What’s the one thing you want your grandkids to know? Share your best advice and you could win a free AncestryDNA Kit.   You’ve seen it all and learned a lot along the way. Now, it’s your turn to share—whether the advice is your own or was passed down to you from your parents and… Read more