Ancestry.com is issuing daily mystery genealogy challenges and that come with chances to win prizes. Use the site’s death records collections to answer a challenge (or you could just wing it) and you’ll be entered into a Nov. 2 grand prize drawing for a new iPad.
New challenges will be available Oct. 19, 22, 24, 26, 29, and 31. If you answer the challenge correctly, you’ll either be entered into a prize drawing for that challenge (Monday and Wednesday challenges) or receive a bonus entry for the grand prize drawing (Friday challenges).
Challenge prizes include gift certificates, Ancestry.com subscriptions and a DNA test (scroll down and click the terms and conditions link on this page to see the list of prizes).
In addition, several genealogy bloggers also are offering their own contests sponsored by Ancestry.com, with three-month Ancestry.com World Explorer subscriptions as prizes. They include:
- Marian’s Roots and Rambles (hurryends Oct. 19 at noon EST!)
- Genea-Musings (ends Oct. 21); this blog will hold a second contest Oct. 23.
- Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter (ends Oct. 31)
- Olive Tree Genealogy (Tuesdays and Thursdays through Nov. 2)
(If there’s another blogger I missed, please click Comments below and let me know.)