Randy over at Genea-Musings has the following challenge this week:
If you won grand prize in the Ancestry.com Ultimate Family History Journey Sweepstakes of $20,000 for genealogy travel to places of your choice, where would you go?
Before I got started on this blog post, I headed over and entered to win. It looks like you can enter daily until April 30th. I think they’re running the contest to coincide with the new TV series Who Do You Think You Are?. In addition to the grand prize, 20 World Deluxe subscriptions will be awarded.
So where would I go? I would definitely head to Ireland. I would spend some time at the National Archives of Ireland doing considerable research. Then I’d visit Thomastown, County Kilkenny, which is where one branch of my Irish ancestors came from. Here, I’d probably do some cemetery research and hit some local libraries to learn more about the history of the area.