Enter for Chance to Win a Family History Research Visit to Salt Lake

When you want to research your family tree, the Family History Library in Salt Lake is the ultimate destination  And now you have a chance to win a free trip to explore your roots by entering the Ultimate Family History Sweepstakes sponsored by Family Tree Magazine.

Enter every day between October 1 and 31, 2010 for a chance to win the Ultimate Family History Giveaway worth more than $2,000! It’s quick and easy.  Just go to http://win.familytreemagazine.com/.

Along with plethora of fantastic Family Tree Magazine products, the grand prize winner will get a week-long Salt Lake City research trip by Family History Expos, the leader in family history educational conferences.  The prize includes staying at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel situated right next door to the Library.   Bring your laptop and you’ll be able to continue your search even after the Library doors close for the evening from the comfort of your hotel room with their free wireless Internet.

At the library you’ll have access to over 2.4 million rolls of microfilmed genealogical records, 727,000 microfiche, 356,000 books, over 4,500 periodicals and 3,725 electronic resources.   And the library provides everything you need to access all those great resources:

  • 475 patron computers

  • 408 microfilm readers

  • 36 microfiche readers

  • 24 digital microfilm and microfiche copiers

  • 14 book copiers

  • 375 Seating capacity at tables

  • 4 book scanners

  • Helpful and knowledgeable Family History Library staff

In addition to the research trip, the winner gets a prize package of other goodies including:

An Annual subscription to FindMyPast.co.uk ($239 value)

A 2-year Premium Plus membership to MyHeritage.com ($238 value)

RootsMagic 4 software, Getting the Most from RootsMagic book, RootsMagic tote bag, 4GB RootsMagic flash drive, Personal Historian software, Family Atlas software ($122 value)

A 1-year Research Membership in the New England Historic Genealogical Society, including access to AmericanAncestors.org, plus a 1 hour consultation with a professional NEHGS genealogist ($125 value)

3 gift certificates for any spiral-bound or paperback book from Arphax Publishing's Family Maps or Texas Land Survey Maps series ($90 value)

An annual subscription to GenealogyBank ($89.95 value)

My Google Earth for Genealogy DVD Volume I and Volume II DVDs for the PC and Genealogy Gems Podcast Premium annual membership ($54 value)

The 10 Years of Family Tree Magazine DVD, The Family Tree Sourcebook and a 1-year Family Tree VIP membership ($185 value)

The winner will have just about everything they could possibly need to successfully build their family tree.  You can view the complete prize list and rules on the entry page.

Learn more about The Family History Library in Salt Lake City and the Familysearch.org website by watching my video interview with Don Anderson, Director of The Family History Library in Salt Lake City:

Good Luck!

Listen to the Family Tree Magazine Podcast hosted by Lisa Louise Cooke at http://www.familytreemagazine.com/podcast and in iTunes