Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Winner of Second Genea-Musings Ancestry Membership Contest

The second Genea-Musings Contest to Win a 3-Month Ancestry World Explorer Membership is over...

There were 78 entrants with the correct answer to my questions, and almost everyone obeyed the rules to the letter.  I saved them all in one email file folder, listed by email reception time.

After the contest was closed on Sunday night, I went to www.random.org and entered 78 into the maximum number field and clicked on the "Generate" button.

#46 was the winner!  On my email list, the 46th entry was Debi Austen of Black Diamond, Washington. 

I passed Debi's email to my contact at Ancestry.com, and then I emailed Debi with my congratulations. 

As part of this contest sponsored by Ancestry.com, Debi can select one of her friends to win another 3-Month Ancestry.com World Explorer Membership.  How cool is that?

Only one entry missed the right answer.  The answer to the question was from the Social Security Death Index:

Name:  Ronald Wilson Reagan
Born: 6 Feb 1911
Died: 5 Jun 2004
State and date issued:  Iowa (before 1951)
Last residence:  90024, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA

Most of the entrants used Ancestry.com, which had all of the requested information.  Some used GenealogyBank.com, WorldVitalRecords.com, Archives.com, FamilySearch.org and Fold3.com to find the right answers.

Don't forget that Ancestry's Death Records Contest continues this week - check it out at www.ancestry.com/deathcontest.

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Copyright (c) 2012, Randall J. Seaver

1 comment:

Debi Austen said...

Thanks so much, Randy! And my friend Jan, who got me started on this journey, thanks you (and ancestry), too!