Vote Now for the Most Interesting Family History Picture and Story

We had a tremendous response to our “Most Interesting Family History Picture and Story” contest.  We were overwhelmed with the love and pride that people felt for their family histories.  It was a very hard job, but our panel of judges narrowed the list down to 8 pictures and stories.  Yes, originally we were going to pick only 5 but it was so hard to choose, we decided to add 3 more to the final list.

Congratulations to Will Langer, Eugene Wiese, Rick D. Harms, Helen Rigby, Sylvia Hott Sonneborn, Linda Coleman Hunt, Carole Allen, and Eleanor Erber.  They’ve all won a copy of our Personal Historian writing software and have advanced to the final round!

Now it’s your chance to decide which is the most interesting family history picture and story and to pick who will win the Flip-Pal mobile scanner and case!

To view the winning pictures and stories and to vote for the most interesting, visit

Voting will continue through Tuesday, October 30, 2012.  The entry with the most votes and the winner of the Flip-Pal mobile scanner will be announced on Wednesday, October 31.

A big thank you to all of you took the time to share your precious family pictures and stories with us.  They provided us with hours of entertainment and encouragement.  Congratulations and good luck to the finalists and be sure to visit by Tuesday, October 30 to vote for your favorite!

Have an interesting family history picture? Win a Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner!

Do you have photos, drawings, quilts, or even coins and jewelry that you would like to digitally preserve for your family history?  If so, are you familiar with the Flip-Pal mobile scanner?  The Flip-Pal is a compact, cordless, battery-powered scanner that uses patented flip-and-scan technology to scan photos safely while they are still in the album or frame.

Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner

We’ve teamed-up with our friends at Flip-Pal to offer one of their mobile scanners, a scanner cover, and our Personal Historian software  to one lucky RootsMagic user!  How can you be that lucky user?  Easy.  We’re looking for the most-interesting family history picture and an accompanying story.

To enter, e-mail your most-interesting family history picture with an accompanying story to by Sunday, October 21, 2012.

The five (5) most interesting pictures, as judged by RootsMagic staff, will be placed online from Monday, October 22 through Tuesday, October 30, 2012 where the public will be able to vote for their pick of the most-interesting family history picture and story.

Results will be announced on Wednesday, October 31, 2012.  The person who submitted the picture and story with the most votes will receive a Flip-Pal mobile scanner, a Deluxe Carry Case with Pocket, and a copy of Personal Historian personal and family history writing software (retail value $209.93).  The four (4) runner-ups will all receive a copy of Personal Historian personal and family history writing software (retail value $29.95).

Don’t forget, you have until Sunday, October 21 to e-mail your entries to  Good luck!