Let’s Try this Again – Blogiversary Giveaway

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I think I have the commenting problem corrected now, so let’s try this again.

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking this journey with me. I couldn’t have done this without the support of each, and every one of you. To show my appreciation, I’m going to be giving away some super prizes. I know you are just itching to get your hands on them!

My grand prize winner will receive:

fold3 giveaway

That’s right folks, the kind people at Fold3.com have sponsored this giveaway and are giving one of my lucky blog followers a one year paid membership. Pretty Awesome if you ask me!

My second place prize winner will receive the book “Redbook: American State, County & Town Sources, Third Edition. No genealogist or family historian should be without this book.


My third place prize winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Shutterfly.com where you can make your very own keepsake of your memories.

shutterfly giveaway

To enter the drawing, simply respond below in the comment section of this post to the question listed below and you will be entered. Because of the problems with the previous post and the comments not working, I have extended the giveaway entry time and you now have until midnight on August 19th to enter. Winners will be selected randomly, and announced on Monday Evening, August 20th.

Please leave your comments on this post and NOT the previous one, or you will not be entered.

Good luck, and here is the question:

If you could travel back in time to meet one of your ancestors, who would it be and why?

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19 comments on “Let’s Try this Again – Blogiversary Giveaway

  1. Your blog is amazing you’ve done a great job finding all the info you have I Probly would have giving up by now but that’s just me lol Congrats on one year … BTW I would want to meet one of my great grandpas he was an Indian chief I don’t know if the stories are true but it would be awesome to find out for sure

  2. Please enter me in your give a way as I would love to have any of these wonderful gifts that would enhance my search for my great great grandfather, Henry Washington Martin. Thus far I have been unable to make any discoveries as to what type of man he was, where he lived, nor anything about his background.

  3. If I could travel back in time I would love to meet Mollie Fralick Smith. She had to be quite a woman to raise her son’s in MS and be on her own so young. I would love to know how a young girl in Autuaga, Florida meet a young man in Pike County, GA and married and ended up in Prentiss County, MS. I heard she sewed socks for the soldiers during the War. She lived her last widowed years with her single brother in law, Dr. Boliver Rogers Smith. How as life for her, just would love to talk with her.

  4. I would like to meet my paternal grandmother. She is my brick wall. I never met her that I can remember. I was two when she died. It might shed some light as to why my father was estranged from most of his family.

  5. I would want to meet Jane Harriet Holley. I want to know what it was like to be Cherokee in that time, and who her birth parents were. I would want to know all about Sanford, her husband, and all of her children. I want to know what the old family homestead looked like, and what it was like to live through the civil war.

  6. I would like to meet my great grandfather Valentin Kocevar – because none of his grandchildren thought to ask about his family in Austria/Slovenia and he didn’t make any mention of them. I know he had parents and at least one brother but I would love to know all about him and his life before coming to this country. Inquiring minds and all that!

  7. I would like to go back and meet my maternal great-grandmother. She spent the last 20 years of her life in a mental institution for a diagnosis of menopause. From the medical records I’ve obtained, she had no visitors and slowly went crazy. I’d like to go back and visit with her and tell her that I love her even though I didn’t get to know her.

  8. If I could meet any of my ancestors, it would be my great grandfather George Rogers because I know so little about him before he was married. Who was he? What was his life like? Why did he join the military? So many questions, so little answers.

  9. Susie, you have quite a list of accomplishments from the first year of your blog. I’m impressed! Here’s hoping the 2nd year is even better!

    If I could go back in time, I would want to meet my 2nd great grandparents, Zenophile and Eliza (Bourke) Lanctot. I would ask them why they moved from their 160-acre farm in Charles Mix County to Armour, South Dakota to open a hotel (although, I’m pretty sure it’s because the house was only 12 x 14). I would ask Eliza how she managed to run that same hotel by herself for 3 years after Zenophile died. This couple intrigues me and I would LOVE to have met them!

  10. I would love to meet my 3rd great grandfather Nathan Thomas Ingle, he and his wife Nancy Hancock had at least two boys and left them as orphans before the youngest was 7 years old (my 2nd great grandfather). Who were his parents and grandparents? Did Nathan pre decease Nancy? It breaks my heart to think of the boys growing up without either of their parents.

  11. Love reading your blog! I would love to meet my 6th great grandfather, Attakullakulla, who was appararently a noted Cherokee Cheif.

  12. I would love to meet my brick wall Greatgreatgrandmother, Sophia Roland, who married Francis William Pettygrove. She married him in Maine, in 1842 [aged 18], and virtually immediately shipped off around S.America to the West coast, stopping briefly in the Sandwich Isles (Hawai’i), Portland by 1843, ending up by 1852 in Port Townsend, with 7 children. I would really like to talk with her about what that sailing trip was like with her new husband, leaving her family totally behind, never seeing them again, and starting up as first settlers on the west coast. An amazing story, I’m sure. What a great question, Susie.

  13. I would travel back to meet my great grandfather John Eugene Roos. What would I ask him? Why did he and some of his siblings immigrate to the US, leaving parents and other siblings in France? Just who were his parents and when we’re they born, married and died? And, by the way, the two pictures of really old people we found in his things, who are they?

  14. I would like to get more information on my great grandfather Francis Hereford Williams. He was the father of my grandmother Eudonia “Dona” Williams Higginbotham. Very little is known about his childhood, early adulthood, who his mother and father was, and what state he was from. He was also a confederate Solder.

  15. I would like more information on what happened to my great grandfather. He was last seen in Mill Bayou, Arkansas back around 1910, but not been able to find what happened to him after that.

  16. If there was any way possible, I would be so pleased if I had known my paternal grandfather, John Allen Webb; my grandmother spoke so well of him, as I heard all my life what a good man he was and that he had helped others that were having a hard time, as he knew that he would help, especially if my grandmother, Mildred Dial had brought this situation to him.

  17. I would like to meet my paternal great great grandfather. He traveled from Georgia to Arkansas to Louisiana to Arkansas and back again to Louisiana in the early to late 1800s and apparently helped family and friends alike. Maybe he could tell me something about his grandfather who happens to be my brick wall and by what the indications show was a Revolutionary Soldier who was present at the surrender of Cornwallis. (by the way I really enjoy reading your posts. Keep up the great work.)

  18. If I could meet anyone, it would be Alexander Gray Cummins, b.1800 in Orange, NC. He and his wife, Grizzle Thompson Woods, pioneered Obion County, TN, where Grizzle died. Alexander traveled to Prairie County, AR, with his 8 children, homesteaded, and raised his children without a wife. He died without owning much property. I would ask my grandpa how he did it! I am amazed that he would even think about leaving Obion, near where his in-laws lived, to attempt the frontier again.

  19. The entries are now closed, and from this point on will not be eligible for the prizes. I still welcome your comments as I have enjoyed hearing about who you would like to visit. Thank you all so much for entering. You can view the winners here: http://wp.me/p1OX2d-2hA

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