We asked and you answered! Last week we asked if you had visited or otherwise used resources from the Family History Library. Most of you have at least visited your local family history center or accessed materials on FamilySearch. Don’t forget to check out our bi-monthly newsletter or Facebook page to take our next poll.
We asked and you answered! Last week we asked how many of you were able to attend genealogy events this year. We are happy to report that 83% of you have attended some sort of genealogy event this year and 24% of you have been able to take advantage of events hosted by your local societies.
Don’t forget to check out our bi-weekly newsletter or Facebook page to take the next poll and see how you compare with your fellow genealogists.
Celebrate Your Family’s Story with Mocavo’s Family History Month Sharing Contest
In honor of Family History Month, we invite you to celebrate your family’s story by sharing family trees, old photos, and family documents on Mocavo. Anyone who shares a family tree, photo, or document to their user profile on www.mocavo.com between October 7-October 12, 2012 will be entered into a drawing to win a free FlipPal! As an added bonus, we will also feature a favorite photo on our Facebook wall during every day of the contest. If your photo is chosen, you will win a $20 Starbucks gift card! Please do not upload photos directly to Facebook. Contest winners will be alerted via email. Join us and celebrate your ancestors by sharing your family history with our genealogical community.
We spend years researching our ancestry, solving mysteries, collecting stories and artifacts, and compiling our family tree. But what good is all that effort if you don’t share it with your family?
In addition to the traditional compiled genealogy, many people use their arts and crafts talent to create interesting ways to display their family history for all to see. Diane Hadded has some tips for creating heirloom plant tags, CD covers, brag book covers. Good Housekeeping magazine has a very interesting idea for creating a family tree centerpiece using twigs and pictures. And the doyen of arts and crafts, Martha Stewart, has a number of ideas for projects for kids and adults.
Image from Martha Stewart’s “Make A Family Tree” Article
We are looking for vintage family photos (specifically taken in the summer or summer-themed) to be entered into our contest! Winner will get his or her photo in the next newsletter and will receive a Mocavo gift pack! Original family photos only please! By uploading and emailing your pin, you give Mocavo the permission to replicate this photo in our newsletter.
Here’s how to enter:
1.) Follow Mocavo on Pinterest. http://pinterest.com/mocavo/
2.) Upload a summer-themed original family or ancestor photo to one of your Pinboards. You can do this either from a website or from your personal computer files.
You can upload this photo from a website or from your personal computer files. To upload from a website: click “Add a Pin” and type in the website where your photo is located. To upload from your computer: click “Upload a Pin” and locate your photo within your computer files.
3.) Once the photo has been pinned, email it to email@example.com. Please be sure to email us, otherwise we might miss your pin.
4.) You will be prompted to enter in Recipient’s Name, Email and a Message.
5.) After you have emailed the picture you are done! Mocavo employees will vote on the best picture and we will contact you once we decide on the winner.
If you missed the contest and are looking for photos of your ancestors, check out our collection of yearbooks online and find your family members!
Not on Pinterest? Simply go to pinterest.com and click “Join Pinterest” and follow their step-by-step instructions to set up an account.
Today, we are very excited to announce that we have finalized our Series A round of funding with an investment from Foundry Group. Along with this funding, our team welcomes the Foundry Group Managing Director, Seth Levine, to the Mocavo board of directors. We’re very excited about our future with the support that Seth and Foundry bring to the company.
Since our launch in March 2011, we have focused on creating the most engaging and social experience in the research of family history. We’ve already created a custom search engine focused in genealogy, an automated system to send undiscovered content to users, (more…)
Well folks, we’ve come to the end of our Remembering Mothers contest. We can’t thank you all enough for your participation! We received some amazing stories and whittled the finalists down to six. Those six submissions received hundreds of votes from our members. We are very pleased to congratulate our winner, Del Ritchhart! Del has won a trip for two to Boston MA to meet with Mocavo’s Chief Genealogist, Michael J. Leclerc.
Here is Del’s story:
When we had thunder and lightning I always knew I could find my grandmother sitting on the front porch. In fact, at the age of 5 or (more…)