Terrific Family Tree Teamwork Contest

By Grace Dobush

We all know genealogy brings families together—and we’d like to recognize families who’ve embraced that collaborative spirit to make genealogical breakthroughs. Has your clan worked together to solve a family mystery? Taken a teamwork approach to writing or documenting your family history?

Tell us your story! Explain who was involved, how the collaboration came about and what you achieved in 500 words or less.

We’ll select several true tales of family teamwork to feature in our November issue. It’s a chance to not only trumpet your collaborative triumph to the genealogy world, but also win prizes for your feat: We’ll pick one featured family at random to receive a grand-prize package designed to facilitate further collaboration. The package includes:

  • Family Reunion Organizer software from RootsMagic
  • Free scanning of about 1,600 4×6 prints—or as many as you can fit in the prepaid box—from ScanMyPhotos.com
  • An interactive family Web site with one year of free hosting from MyGreatBigFamily.com

Plus, each featured family will receive a copy of our State Research Guides CD.

To enter, post your story in the Terrific Family Tree Teamwork Contest section of our forum—near the top of the site under Exclusives for Registered Users. If you aren’t already a registered user, you’ll need to sign up to view the contest area and post. Don’t delay! The deadline is May 15.