Genealogy Research As A Prize in An American Association of Retired People (AARP) Contest

Hi Everyone!

I just came across this piece of information from Dick Eastman’s blog.

I did not realize how important and fashionable genealogy research really has become.  So important and so noteworthy that some genealogy research and other genealogy oriented gifts are actually the “prize” in a contest being run by the American Association of Retired People (AARP)!

That is correct.  Genealogy has risen so high that genealogical research and materials are being offered as a prize in a contest.  Granted, the prize is coming from AARP which is a society for retired people.  And retired people are often older.  And older individuals may tend to be genealogists.  Therefore, genealogical prizes are being offered by AARP. 

The one big component of the prize is that the winner will be able to receive 5 hours of private consultation via phone with Megan Smolenyak, a renowned genealogist.  There will also be some signed books from Megan, a one-time DNA test through Ancestry.com, a 1 year subscription to Ancestry.com and a $1,000 gift card.

No purchase of anything is required.  The rules are detailed.  The entrant to the contest must be at least 45 years in age.  Be sure to read the rules that appear via the links in Dick Eastman’s blog entry on this subject.

Take a look at the full blog post by Dick Eastman that describes this unique contest and prize.  You can see the blog entry and the accompanying links that will get you to the rules and the registration process at:

Genealogy Prize in AARP Contest

Check it out and get your entry in now.

Having 5 hours of phone research help direct with Megan may be a very worthwhile prize that could really blow down your brick walls in your own personal genealogy research.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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