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Win a Trip to Your Family's Homeland! in partnership with NBC is offering you an opportunity to win $20,000 to journey to your family’s homeland in the Ultimate Family History Journey Sweepstakes.

The Grand Prize includes 
$20,000 in travel money, plus:
·     Up to 8 hours of consultation time with an expert genealogist
·     Help from up to 5 experts in fields relevant to your family history
·     A yearlong World Deluxe membership for you and 5 family members
20 First Prize winners will get an annual World Deluxe membership.

This contest is part of their promotion of Season 2 of Who Do You Think You Are? You can enter every day between now and April 8th, 2011, here.

If you won this prize, where would you travel?

For me most definitely it would be Poland and Ireland.  Poland because I have some unanswered questions and I believe some distant cousins still living there that I would love to make a connection with, and Ireland because it is the family line that I have the least information about and a trip to the Archives in Dublin could shed a lot of light on some brick walls.

Where would you go if you won?
Don’t forget to enter!


Linda Gartz said...

I've taken a trip to my grandparents' homeland of Romania -- and there I found out that in the late 18th century the first Gerz/Görtz (different spelling) came from Gerstheim, near Strassbourg. So I would go to the Alsace region and try to find records from that very early ancestor.

Cheri Hopkins aka You Go Girl #2 & Sweetwater Sherry said...

Asking permission to use a couple items from your Guide to Writing a Family History Book in a local genealogy society presentation. Please email me. Cheri Hopkins,
Thank you

A rootdigger said...

funny I was doing the same fantasy? The thing is how can I find where they lived exactly in the little village. Maybe that is where the expert comes in handy. or some census via family microfiche?
Definately a stop to hannover church archives.
And you have to hire an interpereter!