Heirloom Registry Online Scavenger Hunt announced; features $500 in prizes

Hey, Houstory Nation: We are going to give you the chance to put your detective skills to good use and win some pretty great stuff!

The Heirloom Registry is overseeing an online scavenger hunt and you are all invited! The hunt — which will run from March 4-10 — will include 12 popular family history, genealogy and antique-related blogs, with approximately $500 worth of donated prizes up for grabs.

This is a fun and exciting opportunity to win yourself a popular Flip-Pal mobile scanner, or even research services provided by professional genealogist Caroline Pointer of 4YourFamilyHistory.com, among many other valuable items.  

There will be more details posted later at The Houstory Hearth. Read on to see participating sponsor blogs, as well as the great prizes winners will receive. 

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A weeklong online Scavenger Hunt (March 4-10, 2013) that will encourage readers to visit genealogy, family history and family heirloom-related blogs they may have never seen before. Contestants will be required to visit each of the various partner blogs to obtain a special code. The code can be entered into the Heirloom Registry and will pull up a record that contains one of the “Words of the Day.” Every contestant that correctly sends all of the “Words of the Day” back to Houstory by the scheduled deadline will be entered to win the daily prize and be eligible for the grand prize drawing at the end of the contest.


The following blogs are sponsoring the hunt, and will be stops along the way. We are grateful for their support!

* GeneaBloggers

* Flip-Pal mobile scanner

* The Family Curator

* Marian’s Roots and Rambles

* 4YourFamilyStory.com

* DearMYRTLE’s Genealogy Blog

* DIY Del Ray

* Antique Trader

* The Chart Chick

* Genealogy Insider

* Revolutionary Voices

Flip-Pal mobile scanner
The Flip-Pal mobile scanner.


* Flip-Pal mobile scanner

* 4YourFamilyStory.com Research Plan Package (U.S. only)

* Zap the Grandma Gap (Book & Workbook), by Janet Hovorka

* Preserving Your Family Photographs, by Maureen A. Taylor

Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2013

* Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles 2014

* Family Tree Magazine 2012 Annual CD

* Plan Your Way to Research Success – Webinar-on-CD, with Marian Pierre-Louis

* How to Archive Family Keepsakes (electronic version), by Denise Levenick

* Heirloom Registry Standard Stickers (5-Pack)


There will more updates here in the coming days! Don’t miss out.