Great genealogy research includes getting out of your armchair from time to time, pushing away the computer and discovering your family history offline. The summer months are wonderful opportunities for family history adventures including road trips to ancestral hometowns, archives and cemeteries. It’s also a great chance to connect with family and collect information through family reunions. To help you celebrate your summer research adventures, Find My Past and The Armchair Genealogist are teaming up for the Out of My Armchair Summer Adventure Contest.
Over the next 3 weeks, you’ll have a chance to share some of your summer genealogy fun and finds on our Facebook page in the form of a photo contest. Each week in a Monday morning blog post, here at The Armchair Genealogist, I’ll tell give you a photo theme for an opportunity to win a one-year subscription to Find My Past.com. Each week share a different photo fitting to the announced theme. Your name will then be entered into a random draw to win a 1-year subscription to FindMyPast.com valued at $200.00. You’ll get three chances to win as we bring you a new theme each week simply by sharing pictures of your summer family history adventures.
When the summer is over and your ready to settle back in your armchair and behind your computer Findmypast.com is going to be right there to help you with your online discoveries.
The contest schedule is outlined below and a different photo theme will be announced from this blog and added to the Facebook Contest Tab at The Armchair Genealogist each Monday morning. One winner will be announced at the end of each week.
Week 1- July 22nd 8am - July 28th midnight EST.
Week 2- July 29th 8am- Aug 4th midnight EST.
Week 3 - Aug 5th 8am- Aug 11th midnight EST.
Contest rules will go live on The Armchair Genealogist Facebook Page on Monday morning 8am EST along with the first theme and you can begin submitting your photos at that time. You can also submit via Twitter and Instagram. Open to all residents of US and Canada. One entry per person each week.
We will see you here Monday morning and ;et's show the world the fun you can have when genealogy summer research takes to the open road. Be sure to share using the hashtags #outofmyarmchair #armchairgenealogist.