Genealogy Road Trip Contest – Official Rules

Genealogy Road Trip Contest


ENTRY FORM: Click here for full details and the online entry form.

TERM: The Genealogy Road Trip Contest (“Contest”) will run from Friday, May 10, 2013 through 11:59 pm Thursday, May 23, 2013, Central Daylight Time (GDT -6).

PRIZE: A variety of prizes, totaling over $2,800 US.

ODDS OF WINNING: Odds of winning will be determined by the number of entries received. One winner will be drawn at random.

DISCLAIMER: The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) is not responsible for errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects in part or whole, delays in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for any technical or non-technical network, telephonic, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate or partial transmission of or failure to receive entry information by FGS on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, at any web site or any combination thereof. FGS is not responsible for any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any materials used in the Contest.

DISQUALIFICATION: Your entry will be disqualified if (a) you do not complete all required fields in the entry form and/or (b) you do not leave a valid e-mail address for contact purposes in the entry form.

SELECTION OF WINNERS: Starting on Monday, May 20, 2013, winners for the Contest will be selected in an electronically randomized manner. The winner of a Genealogy Research Travel Package will be drawn on Friday, May 24, 2013. All winners will be announced at the Preserve the Pensions blog ( and notified via e-mail shortly thereafter, and will have 96 hours to contact FGS regarding their prize. Return of any prize or prize notification as “undeliverable” will result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected.

NOTIFICATION: Each prize winner will be notified by e-mail sent to the e-mail address used in their comment to this post. FGS is under no obligation to notify winners by any means other than e-mail. FGS is not responsible for notifications that are misdirected or not received because of e-mail addresses or mailing addresses that are no longer correct. If a potential winner cannot be reached after a reasonable effort has been made during three (3) business days from the first notification attempt, such person may be disqualified, with an alternate winner selected. Any prize notification or prize returned as undeliverable will result in the awarding of that prize to an alternate winner.

REDEMPTION: FGS will deliver the prize as follows: Once a prize winner responds to the notification from FGS, FGS will contact the various sponsors to arrange for delivery of the prizes to the prize winner.

CONDITIONS: By participating in the Contest, you agree to release and hold FGS and all prize suppliers harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind in connection with the Contest or any product purchased, or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize, including, without limitation, personal injuries, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy, whether suffered by you or a third party. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of FGS and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Contest or these Contest Rules. All decisions regarding the Contest, including, but not limited to, selecting winners, will be made by FGS, whose decisions shall be final. Winners are individually responsible for all applicable taxes.

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