RootsTech 2018 pass. (I'd already registered for the conference a month earlier, as a #FirstTimer.)
And this morning, I woke up to the surprise news that my entry was the winner. Wow!
Caitlin's qualifying question was: If you could have been born in any other year, what would it be and why?
My answer was: If the genealogy genie could grant me this wish, I would choose to be
born in 1886, the year that the Statue of Liberty was unveiled in New
York harbor. She made her official debut on Oct 28, 1886, so my wish is
to have that be my birthday, too. Imagine being born in the same year,
as this icon of freedom and hope was presented to the country, with a
million people watching.
I thought of Lady Liberty because so many of my immigrant ancestors passed her on their way into New York. It must have been a thrill and a relief to see her standing tall in the harbor and know that their ocean crossing was at an end--and a new life was about to start.
A big thank you to Caitlin, the RootsTech Ambassador who ran this contest. Check out her "Genealogically Speaking" blog here.
And a big thank you to the folks at RootsTech for providing this free pass, for which I'm truly grateful.
Salt Lake City, here I come in 2018. So many ancestors, so little time.
- Wm Tyler Bentley story
- Abraham & Annie Berk's Story
- Isaac & Henrietta Birk's story
- Farkas & Kunstler Families from Hungary
- Mary A. Demarest's story
- Rachel & Jonah Jacobs' story
- Robert & Mary Larimer's story
- Meyer & Tillie Mahler's story
- Halbert McClure - Donegal
- Wood family of Ohio
- Mayflower ancestors
- McKibbin & Larimer
- Schwartz family, Ungvar
- John & Mary Slatter's story
- Steiner & Rinehart story
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