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# Monday, February 14, 2011
Our Second Discover Who You Are Sweepstakes Winner
Posted by jamie

We're celebrating the return of NBC’s "Who Do You Think You Are?" with a giveaway. While celebrities explore their genealogy on the show, we want to give you the opportunity to explore your own genealogical history with our Discover Who You Are Sweepstakes!

Each week in February we will announce a lucky winner on our Facebook fan page and the Genealogy Insider blog. Our second winner:

So what's the prize? Four lucky winners will get Discover Your Roots Kits, which include a bookazine for genealogy beginners, a Family Tree University course, a subscription to Family Tree Magazine, our State Research Guides CD and the Family Tree Pocket Reference eBook—a $205 value!

You can enter each week in February, by doing one or both of the following things:

  1. Comment here on the blog during "WDYTYA." You could write about a technique or resource you learned about from the show, or (if you missed the show) something you're looking forward to learning about your own genealogy.
  2. "Like" Family Tree Magazine on Facebook, and comment on or "like" our statuses about "WDYTYA."

We'll pick a winner each Monday and post their name here and on Facebook. 

This contest will run until Feb. 27, 2011. Official rules can be found here.

"Who Do You Think You Are?" | Genealogy fun
Monday, February 14, 2011 3:23:22 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #  Comments [7]
Monday, February 14, 2011 6:42:31 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
Thank you so much! :)
Danette Duckworth
Thursday, February 17, 2011 3:13:14 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
I'm a genealogist/researcher at a municipal library and we've gained lots of new queries and excitement over this program!! I enjoy watching it with my mother, and I've encouraged all my researchers, wanna-be genealogists to watch the program! They've come back with ideas on how to complete their own research based on those featured on the show! One of them said, "I knew how to do that!" and "learned it at the library"! How cool!
Sherry Johnston
Friday, February 18, 2011 9:10:49 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
I am really fascinated by the use of microfiche and of course, looking things up on That's always fun.
Monday, February 21, 2011 1:30:22 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, I am so eager to get on with discovering my own roots because my grandfather always said he was descended from Alexander Hamilton. Some of these techniques and resources used by the stars of your show would be really helpful. I am sure using reverse genealogy would be helpful as well as records in many places in Washington, D. C. Each new piece of information simply whets the appetite. Rose Hill
A. Rose Hill
Monday, February 21, 2011 10:45:24 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
I loved the show with Rosie, I have learned alot from watching the show and now know where to go look for information, when I go visit that part of the country/world. Marian
Monday, February 21, 2011 11:29:21 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
I really loved the show with Rosie, she seemed to be more interactive when it came to doing the search for her family. Not just traveling to a location and have someone showing her the info, but actually looking it up on the film and in the books. She seemed to get a taste of what it was like to actually search...
Thursday, February 24, 2011 1:25:11 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
It is so interesting to see how people and places are connected because
you never know where the next clue will lead you. The internet message
boards are a great place to start as I have met some wonderful relatives
with whom to collaborate information. Those living in the area of your
research are able to go to the agencies for original records which saves
you time and money. One lesson to remember is not to copy other peoples
family tree information off the internet as your own unless you have
contacted them personally to check their resourses. It is not hard to
find dozens of trees on the internet that are copies of someone elses
inaccurate information. You ask yourself "can't they see that a child
should be younger than the parents?" or that "children aren't normally
born two months apart to the same couple?" But, even with some inaccuracies,
clues may be found for you to investigate that lead to a real discovery.
That's when you get to do the "happy dance".
I have written little biographies of my living famliy members too and keep pertinent e-mail messages from them in their file so future generations will know something about them besides vital statistics. These have been copied and handed out at family members funerals and are eagerly received.
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