For many of our contributors this week is a week of celebration for the countries we live in – Canada Day was Sunday and today is Independence Day in the U.S. This is a time to reflect on those who have gone before us and have paved the way for where we are today. Both of these countries were founded by immigrants so most of us have roots that started in another country.
I am so fortunate to call both the U.S.A. and Canada home. Within my family our heritage includes British, Swedish, Native American, Lithuanian, Israeli, Irish, Icelandic, Mexican, … but many events have brought us together to live in the U.S. and for this I am grateful. Happy Independence Day!
And, in the spirit of celebration it seems fitting to have another Journey Around the World Challenge! We’ll start down under and make our way west to California.
Friday, July 6 - New South Wales, Australia, Government Gazettes, 1853-1899
Tuesday, July 10 - Pavia, Lombardia, Italia: Registri di Morte, 1866-1937 (Registers of Deaths)
Saturday, July 14 - Liverpool, United Kingdom, Crew Lists 1860-1919
Monday, July 16 - Ireland, Lord Viscount Morpeth’s Testimonial Roll, 1841
Wednesday, July 18 - Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Tax Lists, 1819-1869
Friday, July 20 - California Railroad Employment Records, 1862-1950
Sunday, July 22 – Project of choice, overall top keyer, arbitrator and reviewer of the day
Each day of the challenge the top Keyer and Arbitrator/Reviewer for the Project will win their choice of a 3 month Ancestry World subscription, DNA test or Family Tree Maker 2o12 software.*
*Terms and Conditions: The Project of the Day Challenges (each a “Challenge”) are administered by Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 360 West 4800 North, Provo, Utah 84604, USA (“Ancestry”). The Challenges are open to contributors resident in USA, UK , Canada and Australia, aged 18 or over, except employees or agents of Ancestry or its group companies. Each Challenge begins at 00:01 MST and ends at 23:59 MST on the relevant day. A prize will be awarded to: (1) the contributor who keys the most entries, and (2) the contributor who arbitrates the most entries, during the period of the Challenge. The prizes will consist of either (i) a copy of FTM, (ii) a 3 month Ancestry membership, or (iii) a DNA test. The prizes cannot be exchanged for money. Contributors may win one prize per month only. The winners will be notified by e-mail after the end of each Challenge. If a prize winner cannot be contacted within two weeks of being notified, Ancestry reserves the right to award the prize to an alternate winner. Ancestry’s decision is final and binding. No cash alternatives to the prizes will be offered, and the prizes are not transferable. You agree to Ancestry making the name and state of winners available on request. For details of the winners, email firstname.lastname@example.org.