How well do we know our HAM Revolutionary War veterans from Virginia?
This month, we having a Free HAM Book Giveaway Contest based on the Revolutionary War Poll questions at the HAM Country blog. The Contest is to win a free three volume set of our book "A Short History of the HAM Surname in Virginia & NC."
Here's how you can enter. You can enter by either:
- Commenting to the HAM Country blog under the Revolutionary War Poll (or Free Book Giveaway Contest).
- OR, you can enter by posting a video (to You Tube, etc).
I have decided NOT to accept email entries, except under special circumstances. That's because the Blog and You Tube are public, and it would just not be fair to accept non public entries. (I will post any special circumstance entries to the blog.)
I'll take either of those two - comments or video. The comments should contain the "correct" answers to the Poll questions. (This is separate from just voting in the Poll. That is, you can vote in the Poll without entering the contest. To enter the contest, post a "comment" to the Contest with the answers to the Rev War Poll.)
If two people tie for the best answers, and one has a video on You Tube and the other has a comment on the HAM Country blog, then I will give more points for the You Tube video. That's because it takes a little bit more effort to do a video, and the HAM Country Blog answer will be public.
However, I WILL be checking to make sure that people aren't making videos from a blog, or blogging from a video. But, if both belong to you, then that's fine.
The answers don't need to be anything too technical, nothing too fancy. You just have to give the best answers to the HAM Revolutionary War Poll questions. You might want to remember that "real" genealogists will cite their sources.
Just convince me that your answers are the best.
There are ten questions in that Poll. (This may make it tough to get into one You Tube video.)
This contest is going to run until the "HAM veterans of the Revolutionary War Poll" is over. It closes May 31st, 2008 at 11:59 PM. After that, there will be no more responses accepted.
I'll take a few days and read them all, or watch the videos and figure out which one I think is the best, and that person will be the winner. I will need to be able to identify who you are, so that I can announce the winner and send the book to you.
This is a nice set of books, about 10 years in the making. It's a good book to have in your library.
The winner gets all three volumes. It's got research in England, France, Virginia, and North Carolina. It's got Mordecai HAM Bible records, Revolutionary War records. It's got a lot of early HAM information by County and time line. If you're a HAM genealogist, it's a handy reference for your library.
So, go ahead and enter the contest. Just make sure that you have the best answer. There are tough questions on this Poll. If you know your stuff, then you just might be able to figure that out and get some bonus points. I will also give bonus points for primary source records on a You Tube video.
You've got the month of May to enter. The Contest closes May 31st, 2008 at 11:59 PM.
Have a good time, and while you're at it, vote on the Revolutionary War Poll questions.
(Free HAM Book GiveAway Contest You Tube video was removed after this contest.)