Category Archives: Contests

It’s time for March Madness!

Our friends at BillionGraves have announced their annual March Madness Tournament, and we are excited to join in the fun!

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Currently, there are 617 individuals listed on BillionGraves that have an indication that they served in the War of 1812 – but there were many more! As our community heads outside once again to digitally photograph and document headstones around the country, please be on the look out for those with an War of 1812 designation!

From the folks at BillionGraves,

“It can’t be any better than doing your favorite thing – taking pictures of headstones and transcribing them, AND winning prizes!

So take advantage of the rising temperatures to capture some headstone images at your local cemetery or get your transcribing game on. The more you do, the higher up on the bracket you’ll be!”

Can’t get out to enjoy the cemeteries in your area just yet? That’s okay! You can continue to support the War of 1812 Preserve the Pensions effort from the comfort of your living room. Make a donation today!

 

 

And the Grand Prize Winner in the Genealogy Road Trip Contest Is . . .

Genealogy Road Trip Contest

Congratulations to the Grand Prize winner in the Genealogy Road Trip Contest at Preserve the Pensions. Pam Donahue has won her choice of the following research trips:

  • Salt Lake City Genealogy Research Package: A 7-night stay at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel, a $200 meal gift card, and a $50 Family History Library photocopy card. Total value = $1,100; OR
  • Fort Wayne Genealogy Research Package: A 7-night stay at the Fort Wayne Hilton Hotel, a $200 meal gift card and a $50 Allen County Public Library photocopy card. Total value = $1,100.

Thank you to everyone who entered the contest as well as all of our prize sponsors! And stay tuned for some exciting news about the Preserve the Pensions program next week!

Thursday’s Winners in the Genealogy Road Trip Contest

Genealogy Road Trip Contest

Congratulations to the Thursday, May 23rd winners in the Genealogy Road Trip Contest at Preserve the Pensions:

And don’t forget that the grand prize – a choice of a research trip to either Salt Lake City or Fort Wayne, Indiana will be drawn tomorrow, Friday, May 24th!

Entries in the Genealogy Road Trip will be accepted up until 11:5 9pm this evening, Central Daylight Time, Thursday, May 23rd – there’s still time to enter!