Saturday, February 27, 2010

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - If you won...

It's Saturday Night, time for more Genealogy Fun!

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1) If you won the grand prize in the Ancestry.com Ultimate Family History Journey Sweepstakes of $20,000 for genealogy travel to places of your choice, where would you go, and what would you do?

2) Tell us of your dream genealogy trip using the prize money in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this post, or in a comment on Facebook.

Here's mine:

A two-month sojourn in England would suit me just fine. I would try to take an NEHGS genealogy tour, attend the Who Do You Think You Are? Live! conference in London, do extended research in Wiltshire (Richman, Marshman, Rich, etc.) and Somerset (Vaux, Palmer, Laver, etc.), and visit the towns of my colonial ancestors in Hampshire, Berkshire, Kent, Sussex, Essex, Cambridge, Norfolk, Lincoln, Yorkshire, etc. I would try to visit local Family History Society meetings also in order to meet other genealogists and learn advanced research techniques in English records.

Can I survive on $20,000 for two months in England? After airfare for two and the NEHGS tour, that leaves about $16,000 - or more than $250 per day for lodging, food, transportation and entertainment.

What would you do with $20,000 in travel funds?

6 comments:

Barbara Poole said...

Lots of fun things, please see blog.
http://lifefromtheroots.blogspot.com

Martin said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSTjRUMfOKI

gtownma said...

Here is my contribution:

Saturday Night Fun Ancestry Winner

I sure do wish this was true. My ancestor's would even hear my screams of joy!

Tina

Joan Miller (Luxegen) said...

Lots of great traveling if that prize came my way...
click on my name for my blog post.

Joan

M. Diane Rogers said...

Hi, Randy, here's my post. Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Two Tickets for Sweden, please! Lycka till!

researchingoconnells said...

Here is my post, I wrote it early yesterday afternoon and never came back to leave a comment.
http://wp.me/pugQZ-c9