Genealogy Contest – Week Seventeen/Feb 1, 2012 (ENDED)

The super prize for this week’s genealogy contest is ten hours of genealogical research ($350 value).

(UPDATED simpler rules below – no need to log in)

The Genealogy Contest Prize

Thanks go to professional genealogist, Tiffany Shapiro for this week’s generous prize. Tiffany Shapiro

Tiffany received her BA in Family History/Genealogy with an emphasis on U.S. research from Brigham Young University in 1996, and has 18 years experience in research, both professional and personal.  She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Utah Genealogical Association, and the Utah Jewish Genealogical Society.

Tiffany’s expertise is in U.S. research, especially Eastern, Midwest, and Western. She lives near the Family History Library in Salt Lake and her website is She says, “If records are required for which there is a charge (like military/pension/birth/death certificates) the winner would need to bear that cost, but I wouldn’t order without permission.  Other things like photocopies, my travel time, etc., will all be included.”

RULES for Genealogy Contest Week #17 — February 1 to February 8, 2012

Make a comment in the comment box below and include 2 things:

1) the link to your Facebook page where you have shared news of this contest using the Share button below.

2) your email address so I can contact you if you win. You can type it using the word “at” instead of @, and “dot” instead of . for security (or add it in another comment choosing the Private option and letting me know which Facebook link it refers to in your public comment).

That it! Let’s see if this works better for everyone.

Genealogy contest timing

This contest lasts a week, from Wednesday to Wednesday. Please share the good news. Enjoy the contest!

Liability Disclosures and Policy Statement

Please read my Liability Disclosures and Policy Statement before entering giveaways hosted here. Updated 12/9/2011 This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older.  The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners will be announced Feb 8th, 2012 and will have 24 hours to claim their prize. If potential Prize winner forfeits or does not claim the prize, prize will be re-awarded, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. All prizes will be awarded. All entrants agree to release of liability of the sponsor, Anne Bradshaw, “True Miracles with Genealogy”. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. This giveaway is sponsored by Anne Bradshaw. Open to legal residents of the 48 Lower U.S. & D.C., 18 & older. Begins 06:30 a.m. MST on 2/01/12 & ends 06.30 a.m. MST on 2/08/12.

44 comments on “Genealogy Contest – Week Seventeen/Feb 1, 2012 (ENDED)

  1. Great idea for a contest! I love contests, but I never win. Maybe this time!

  2. Felicia on said:

    My 50th bday is the 9th, what a great gift this would make.

  3. Free2beJudi on said:

    Boy I definitely could use this prize but my research would be Canadian so hope that wouldn’t make a difference.!/profile.php?id=1286403547

  4. I wanna win this one! I’m stuck with one of my ancestors and could really use the help!
    jenheadjen at gmail

  5. I’m desperate to find out more about my mom’s grandmother before she dies! We found her maiden name finally on her marriage certificate…but no parents or birth info except what was passed down verbally!

    Thanks and good luck with the contest!

  6. Great prize!

  7. SarasInParis on said:

    Private message: I posted this publicly –

    Thanks! ~ Sara

  8. Would love to win…very badly need research in areas I cannot travel to….thanks for the contest.

  9. Linda Dabulewicz on said:

    I really could use some help. I am at an impass with my Mathewson Family . I think they were brought here by aliens from outer space:)
    Linda Dabulewicz

  10. Marilyn on said:

    This would be great, thanks!

  11. MarilynHenley on said:

    Thank you Tiffany, for your generous donation.

  12. I am very much interested in genealogy and have large files on several of my ancestors. I could use help on several that I have not been able to locate.

  13. My pleasure! I’m excited to see who wins!

  14. I’ve been passionate about family history since my early teens, and, thanks to the internet, I have a good start on research, but could always benefit from some help!

  15. Great giveaway. I could use some help.

  16. Carin GReen on said:

    I have lots of brick walls of my husband’s ancestry. He passed away and I have been researching this to answer all my children’s questions about their father and his life and heritage.

  17. Kit Hickey on said:

    Winning would be awesome, trying to knock down two brick walls. Thank you.

  18. Now, it works when I clicked on it from my reply, but not when I clicked on it in your post.

  19. This is really a wonderful prize. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

  20. I shared it on facebook. Not sure how the others found a link but I copied it to show you.
    Linda Moordigian Badurek
    This is really a prize! Would love to win it.
    Genealogy Contest – Week Seventeen/Feb 1, 2012 |

    Well, it didn’t come up looking like it does on fb but it was at 6:04 pm Mtn time… just a bit ago.

  21. I need help with my brick walls. Shared this on FB @ 7:20 pm central standard time.

  22. Paula TOMEY-Allen on said:

    So excited about this contest prize! I can use all the help I can get!

    Good luck to all!

  23. I am never one of the lucky ones when it comes to contests. I have been working on one line for over 20 years and still haven’t been able to get any further than I was then. I need to take a different approach and I would love some help

  24. It would be awesome to win this prize!

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