Houstory’s Heirloom Registry Scavenger Hunt is next week. Are you ready to take advantage of your chance to win more than $500 in great prizes?
For those interested in genealogy, family history, family heirlooms, historic preservation or antiques, it should be a lot of fun. For more on the hunt, including a schedule, visit the official scavenger hunt page.
Make sure to follow Houstory at Facebook and Twitter (#HoustoryHunt) for current scavenger hunt updates. In the meantime, here are few comments from those involved in the hunt. Houstory thanks all the sponsors and participants!
“When Houstory asked me to participate in his Scavenger Hunt, of course I said yes. What genealogist doesn’t love a scavenger hunt? It’s what we do, except I’m doing the hiding this time.” — Caroline Pointer, founder, 4YourFamilyStory.com
“Be it a flour sifter, slide rule, quilt or grandfather clock, preserve the story of your precious heirlooms with HeirloomRegistry.com. It’s easy to order the registry stickers, then snap pics and upload to this innovative site. I won’t always be around to tell the history of our family pieces. My 8-year-old grandson can search by the registry number and read about his second great grandmother’s red ceramic pitcher just like that!” — Pat Richley-Erickson, author of the DearMYRTLE Genealogy Blog
“The Heirloom Registry takes documenting family keepsakes into the 21st century with its simple and inexpensive method for recording heirloom histories. It’s a perfect fit for the mission of The Family Curator blog – ‘Preserving and Sharing Our Family Treasures’ – and I am delighted to help share this great program with readers of my blog through the Heirloom Registry Scavenger Hunt.” – Denise Levenick, The Family Curator
“We are thrilled to be participating in this special event. What’s not to love about a grown-up scavenger hunt focused on celebrating, researching and preserving heirlooms and antiques? It’s an honor for us to be one of the ‘stops’ in this adventure, which includes so many companies we admire for their devotion to helping people learn from and commemorate the history of their own lives.”– Antoinette Rahn, Antique Trader editor
“Isn’t genealogy just one big scavenger hunt? So if you enjoy ‘the hunt’ like I do, take a break from your family history research and try your hand at this fun online activity. Who knows? You could win something that will help take your genealogy to the next level!” – Thomas MacEntee, founder of GeneaBloggers
“We hope being part of the Heirloom Registry Scavenger Hunt will inspire family historians to preserve information about those treasured objects.” — Diane Haddad, managing editor with Family Tree Magazine
“I’m excited to participate in this fun hunt that will get people excited about their family history, help them learn more about The Heirloom Registry and give them opportunities to win great prizes.” – Janet Hovorka, President Utah Genealogical Association, author of Zap The Grandma Gap
“We at Flip-Pal mobile scanner are enthusiastic about giving people greater opportunities to easily capture and share their memories. Sponsoring The Heirloom Registry Scavenger Hunt is a great pairing—not only to easily capture your memories—but then saving your scans in a safe place for future generations to use.” – Diane Miller, Genealogy Account Manager for Flip-Pal mobile scanner
“I am passionate about helping people explore their personal history and that of their house or local town. The Heirloom Registry is committed to preserving the stories behind those histories. Partnering with Houstory on the scavenger hunt was a fun way to get genealogists and historians involved in recording family and house history in a hands-on way.” – Marian Pierre-Louis, author at Marian’s Roots and Rambles blog
“It’s such a treasure to have family heirlooms in our home. I love this opportunity to celebrate and remember those who came before us.” — Katie Briscoe, a founder of DIY Del Ray blog
“We all have family heirlooms – large or small – that need saving for the next generation.” – Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective