Monday, October 28, 2013

Did You Take My Advice? You Would have Discovered A Fun Contest If You Did!

Last Tuesday I suggested that you visit on a weekly basis. Today was my day and this was the latest post. I'm in, are you? After all, the professionals at the Family History Library might resolve the questions in my Whitaker line. We all want to be related to the awesome Lady Lisle. I see a lot of claims that we are, I don't see the sources. It shows that way in Family Tree, but no evidence.

Notice the announcement mentions that FamilySearch adds hundreds of millions of entries each month. And it's free.

Here is a bit of the announcement and the link to the site:

And I’m excited to tell you that sometime around the end of 2013, the 12-millionth source will be added to FamilySearch. We’ll be watching closely to see who that user will be who submits that 12-millionth milestone.

In fact, I’m excited to announce the launch of the “12-Millionth Source Challenge.” We want to acknowledge and reward one lucky family historian who will add the 12,000,000th source! What’s in it for you if you’re that person? The winning submitter will receive 10 hours of free family history research through FamilySearch’s world-renowned Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. This is a big deal—the Family History Library team creates the family histories which are presented by the L.D.S. Church to V.I.Ps such as U.S. Presidents, heads of states, entertainers and other distinguished visitors. We’ll soon be adding a countdown clock to the website, we’ll be watching to verify sources (the winning source has to be legit after all), and then we’ll all celebrate together for reaching this amazing milestone.

What’s made all of this possible? It’s all happening because of a combination of hard working people like you and the addition of powerful new website features on that we’ve recently released. These include:
  • An expanded and enhanced Search feature
  • The ability to find sources directly from an ancestor page in Family Tree so we pre-populate the search field for you
  • Adding the ability to add sources to Family Tree with a simple click of the mouse
  • The addition of hundreds of millions of new records online every month
We thank you for all your hard work and for all you do. We look forward to rewarding one of you for being the one who adds the 12-millionth source to FamilySearch. So, let the challenge begin!

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