Monday, November 18, 2013

2nd Annual Share a Memory Contest

It's the return of DearMYRTLE's favorite genea-contest. Last year we used Instagram for posting the entries. This year it's all about Google+. ALL PROJECTS are designed to "Share a Memory" with other members of your family. (Even if they don't like traditional family history work, they'll get a kick out of your work on this project!)  

The deadline is short, so there is no way you should put off posting your entry. Do it today!

HERE'S HOW to enter  the 2013 "Share a Memory" Contest:

Your 2013 "Share a Memory" project spotlights a specific ancestor and must include a document or photographic image of that ancestor. Your project can be either:

-- a blog or web page posting for family members to view
-- an email you will send to your family members 

Post the scanned document or digital image of an ancestor's photograph in a post on DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Community on Google+ located here:

The new way to log into Google+ is to locate the menu icon in the upper right corner of your Gmail screen (as shown below), then select the red and white G+ icon. If you don't yet have a Gmail account, just go to to open one. If you are not yet a member of DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Community on Google+, it's free. We just need to approve your membership.

    Your post must contain info about the ancestor in question a paragraph or two along with info about why you've chosen to share this particular memory.

    Limit one project per "share" post.

    More than one project "share" may be submitted.

    By entering the contest, you agree to allow DearMYRTLE and her daughter +Carrie Keele of to "share" your "share" in our blogs and on our Google+ pages.
    DEADLINE: 30 Nov 2013, so we can begin to share your "shares" during Dec 2013.

    JUDGING: The decision of the judges will be purely arbitrary. Chocolate bribes are welcome. No seriously -- the winner will be chosen at random, and the decisions of the judges are final.

    PRIZES: The prize winners will be announced on Monday 2 Dec 2013 during Mondays with Myrt and in DearMYRTLE's Blog. Once the winners have been notified publicly, winners must submit to their full name, preferred email address and a valid US mailing address, unless delivers to your address in other parts of the world. The prizes include:

    Full admission to the RootsTech 2014 conference, provided by FamilySearch specifically for this contest. Note the grand prize does not include travel, food or lodging expenses.

    1 Year Subscription to!

    2nd PRIZE - Logitech HD Pro WebcamC920 or equivalent. This is what Ol' Myrt uses on her tripod when creating some video interviews at RootsTech.

    3rd PRIZE - Microsoft Life Chat LX-3000 USB Headset, just like Cousin +Russ Worthington and Ol' Myrt use during our Mondays with Myrt Hangouts on Air.

     +Carrie Keele and I look forward to viewing your Share a Memory Contest entries.

    Happy family tree climbing!
    Myrt     :)
    Your friend in genealogy.

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