#genealogyselfie – And the Winner is ….

winner trophy gold cup 250Throughout April we ran the #genealogyselfie competition.  The idea was simply to take a selfie of yourself with something genealogy related in the background such as a place that is relevant to your family history, or you at an archives office or genie society, or you with documents or photographs etc. and then share your #genealogyselfie with us via social media to be in the draw to win both a slide scanner and a video converter which have been generously dontaed by Kaiser Baas.

So on the 31st of March the competiton was announced, and the idea took off, and was helped along by the big wonderful world of social media, as well as geneablogger Randy Seaver making it one of his Saturday Night Genealogy Fun activities … (thankyou Randy).

As a result we’ve had a bunch of entries, and the folk at Kaiser Baas have chosen the winner ….

Congratulations to ANDREA LISTER of the Absolutely Literate blog.

She shared her photo with us on Facebook, but also blogged about it! Andrea submitted the photo below, and says that this is her “wow you look like your 2nd Great Grandmother” in British Columbia photo.

this is my "wow you look like your 2nd Great Grandmother" in British Columbia photo

this is my “wow you look like your 2nd Great Grandmother” in British Columbia photo

And we know you’d love to see all the entries, so we’ve created a gallery to show them all off …

  • #genealogyselfieAlona (1) - scrolling through the microfilms at the Family History Library, SLC
  • #genealogyselfieAndrea - this is my "wow you look like your 2nd Great Grandmother" in British Columbia photo
  • #genealogyselfieCaitlin - National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific aka Punchbowl Cemetery in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • #genealogyselfieElizabeth - Discovering my g-grandfather's real father's name
  • #genealogyselfieKenneth - pic of me about my 5th great grandfathers glass works in Pennsylvania
  • #genealogyselfieLorine - with my ancestors
  • #genealogyselfieRandy (1) - here is a genea-selfie with my ten-generation chart of my father's ancestry, created back in 1994 by a friend of mine who was trying to start a calligraphy business
  • #genealogyselfieRandy (2) - this is a genea-selfie with some of the photographs in our hallway
  • #genealogyselfieSally - my afternoon with the Lincoln's
  • #genealogyselfieYvonne - I’m standing in front of one of my genealogy bookcases in the spare bedroom in my house and holding three booklets about my family that I researched and self-published in 2010 and 2011
  • #genealogyselfieJudy (1) - Earlier this year setting up my second ancestry wall
  • #geealogyselfieJudy (2) - Dames of Court of Honor certificate to frame like the others
  • #genealogyselfieAlona (2) - behind a pile of genealogy cds and books at work (just the usual)
  • #genealogyselfieDavid - #brocktonpubliclibrary
  • #genealogyselfieFiona - After reading about it I took ACTION
  • #genealogyselfieJudy (3) - Reading my Everett genealogy book relaxes me
  • #genealogyselfieDana - My husband's grandfather, who passed away only 11 months ago, served in the Navy Seals as a Seabee.
  • #genealogyselfieDebra (2) - During a UK trip I was honoured to look through my grandmother's photo albums
  • #genealogyselfieDebra (1) - My ancestors have had their bi-annual clean
  • #genealogyselfieSophie (1) - Nundah Historical Cemetery, Queensland, Australia.
  • #genealogyselfieSophie (2) - Nundah Historical Cemetery, Queensland, Australia.
  • #genealogyselfieSophie (3) - Nundah Historical Cemetery, Queensland, Australia. Picture of me beside my great grandparents plaque.
  • #genealogyselfieJudy (4) - Got new member yearbook at Dames of the Court of Honor meeting
  • #genealogyselfieAndrew - Alongside the grave of my 7th great grandparents
  • #genealogyselfieJudy (5) - My GG Grandfather, Jack Everett, my Holy Grail of ancestors.
  • #genealogyselfieJudy (6) - My first ancestry wall has 14 photos.
  • #genealogyselfieHelen (1) - Me with a few of my 10000+ books
  • #genealogyselfieHelen (2) - Me with a few of my Archive CD Books CDs. I have around 400 of these. They are a fantastic resource! ‪
  • #genealogyselfieHarold - I was on the Great Ocean Road visiting my late grandmother’s cousin for the very first time and learning about my great-grandfather, and took this photo – not only is it a Selfie, but a self-Photo
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Thanks for everyone who took part, as well as everyone who shared, +1d, and retweeted! It made for a great competition.

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