Posted by Nick Cifuentes on November 25, 2011 in Campaigns, Contest

With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, families are encouraged to reflect on the traditions passed down through generations. Whether your family traveled to the “New World” decades ago or recently immigrated to the US, the customs and memories of those who came before us are strongly tied to Thanksgiving.

What better way to honor your ancestors this year than entering the latest contest by, in partnership with – “Follow Your Roots: Visit Europe.” One lucky winner will have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to explore where their traditions originated with a trip for two to their European homeland, along with a yearlong World Membership to and a $400 gift certificate to, redeemable for a customized family photo album.

To enter, simply submit a photo and description of the person(s) in the photo and their significance to following your roots back to Europe for your chance to win a trip for two to the country of your heritage.

The official submission period ends November 28, with a voting round beginning that day to determine the top 10 entries. A panel of judges will select the grand prize winner.

To enter the contest and to learn more, visit:


  1. As a fan of articles, I think this impose us to have a great opportunity, to see more of the houses and understand the roots of things, which are beyond of our understanding. At young age, I am and in the a serious financial business, I do think that this gives me the opportunity to see and read more and all in our ancestors book. Beautifull concept;!


  2. Linda Albin McMurtrey

    I am trying to follow my children’s ancestors in the Netherlands but having no luck at all past one generation. Their grandparents parents immigrated to the US in the 1880s — Kroese and Fischer – but no records seem to be available for them. Jannes Kroese, also Cornelis Kroese.

    On my side of the family I have many Dutch ancestors that I can trace to the 1600s, so if there are records for them, why aren’t there any for the Kroese’s. The one significant difference I have found is that my ancestors – Pieter Clauessen (Wyckoff) came in the early 1600s as a founder of cities in New Amsterdam.

    You would think later immigrants would have more records.

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