In the upper right of the screen above, there is a link to a Death Record Challenge. There are six different contests during the next two weeks, and all entrants will have a chance at a new iPad as a Grand Prize. The contests will have questions that require the participant to dig through death records, thus helping them practice their skills.
You can click on the green "Start Digging" button (www.ancestry.com/deathcontest) and see this screen:
The screen above shows the first contest - you can dig in Ancestry records and find the answer, then submit your answer to win the first prize. This first contest ends on Tuesday, 16 October 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EDT (8:59 p.m. PDT).
Look for contest announcements on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on the www.ancestry.com/deathcontest site.. There will be prizes for the Monday and Wednesday contests, but not for the Friday contests. Entrants for all contests will be entered into the Grand Prize (an Apple iPad) drawing.
Ancestry.com has also offered Genea-Musings readers the opportunity to win a free 3-month Ancestry.com World Explorer membership. I will have two separate contests, and will announce the first contest soon. My thanks to Ancestry.com for offering Genea-Musings readers this opportunity!
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