Win an iPad in the RootsMagic 2013 RootsTech Treasure Hunt!

It’s been a tremendous last few months here at RootsMagic. We’ve been busy with the new releases of RootsMagic 6 and RootsMagic for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. We’re also excited to participate in one of the largest genealogy events in North America- RootsTech!

We want to celebrate these momentous events with you, our loyal users! And what better way to celebrate than with a treasure hunt where you could win one of many prizes including an iPad (4th generation)!

Online Treasure Hunt

We’ve partnered with 15 of the best and brightest genealogy bloggers- many reporting at the RootsTech conference. Each blogger will place one of 15 clue words on their website. The clue word will look something like this:

From Thursday, March 21 through Wednesday, March 27, 2013, visit for a complete list of the blogs where the 15 clue words can be found. Visit each blog, collect all 15 clue words, uncover the secret message, and you could win software, prizes, or an iPad (4th generation)!

Once you’ve collected the clues there are two ways to enter- in person or at home.

Enter at RootsTech

If you’re lucky enough to attend RootsTech in person, pick up an entry card at the RootsMagic booth (#401) in the Exhibit Hall.  Write the clue words on the back of the card and return it to the RootsMagic booth in the Exhibit Hall by Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 1:20 pm.  At that time, we will hold the prize drawings.  You must be present to win.

Enter at Home

We didn’t want those who aren’t able to attend RootsTech in person to feel left out so we’re holding a second drawing and giving away more prizes including a second iPad.  To enter this drawing, visit anytime between Thursday, March 21 and midnight MST on Wednesday, March 27, 2013.  Fill out the online form to be entered into the second drawing.  You may enter both drawings but one entry per person, per drawing.  Winners will be picked at random and notified via e-mail by Friday, March 29, 2013.

Remember, the treasure hunt doesn’t begin until this Thursday. Good luck!

Vote for RootsMagic in the “2013 About Genealogy Readers’ Choice Awards” Genealogy is the highest-ranked single contributor genealogy site on the internet.  Kimberly Powell, the curator, does a terrific job keeping it up-to-date with the latest news and tips as well as detailed and valuable lessons and how-to articles.  If you aren’t already familiar with this resource, you owe it to yourself to check it out.

2013 About Genealogy Readers' Choice Awards Finalist

The site is currently hosting the “2013 About Genealogy Readers’ Choice Awards“.  Readers have nominated their favorites and the finalists have now been chosen in eleven categories, ranging from genealogy software and apps, to websites and blogs.

RootsMagic is a finalist in three categories:

  1. Best Genealogy Software (Windows)
  2. Best Tool for Putting Your Family Tree Online
  3. Best Online Genealogy Tool or Mobile App

This is a great chance to let the genealogy community know which products and services are most valuable to you.  Just click on the above links to vote.

Don’t forget, you can vote once per day in each category.  Voting is open through midnight (EST) on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.  Winners will be announced on March 27, 2013.