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Thursday, December 16, 2010

LDSWBR Countdown to Christmas 2010 Contest

***Countdown to Christmas 2010 Contest***

LDSWBR will hold a drawing on December 26, 2010 for a $50 Amazon Gift Card, as well as a variety of books being offered by some great LDS authors.

Book prizes generously donated by the authors:

  • Oh, Say Can You See? by Laurie (LC) Lewis
  • Backlash by Traci Hunter Abramson
  • Alma the Younger by Heather (HB) Moore
  • True Miracles with Genealogy by Anne Bradshaw
  • Dingo by Anne Bradshaw
  • Second Kiss by Natalie Palmer
  • Cross My Heart by Julie Wright
  • Cold As Ice by Stephanie Black
  • Meg's Melody by Kaylee Baldwin
  • Save the Child by Margaret Turley
  • Anasazi Intrigue (ebook) by Linda Weaver Clarke
  • Mayan Intrigue (ebook) by Linda Weaver Clarke
  • The Star Prophecy by Joan Sowards (and Walnut Springs Press)
  • A cute, handmade apron by Joan Sowards

How to enter:

  • Post a thoughtful comment on the Countdown to Christmas 2010 posts. Comments can be added on any of the countdown posts at anytime during the contest period (December 1, 2010 through December 25, 2010). Only one comment per person per "Countdown to Christmas" post will be entered into the drawing. Feel free to comment more than once per post if you'd like, but only one comment will be accepted as an entry.
  • Follow us on Twitter: @LDSWBR - then send us a direct message to let us know you want to be entered in the Countdown to Christmas 2010 Contest. If you are already a follower send a direct message telling us you want to be included in the contest.
  • Tweet this message each day (one entry per day). Just copy and paste into your twitter message window to send it (LDSWBR must be able to see the tweet): LDSWBR Countdown to Christmas 2010 at! Enter to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card & great books! @ldswbr
  • Follow LDSWBR on Facebook, then send an email to ldswbr at gmail dot com that you’d like to be entered into the Countdown to Christmas 2010 Contest. If you already follow LDSWBR on Facebook, send us an email to let us know you’d like to be included in the contest.
  • **BONUS +5 entries**- Blog about this contest on your blog in a post that includes a link back to the LDSWBR blog, then send us the link to your specific blog post.

Here are the rules:
  • Contest ends at 12:00 Midnight MST on December 25, 2010. Drawing winners will have until 12:00 Midnight MST on January 3, 2010 to claim their prize. After that time, another name will be drawn to receive the prize.
  • LDSWBR reserves the right to decide what determines a "thoughtful" comment.
  • Physical book prizes can only be shipped within the contiguous United States.
  • Authors taking part in the countdown are eligible to participate in the contest.
  • The drawing held on December 26, 2010 will be a raffle-type drawing. All entries will be combined and names drawn for the prizes.

Please join us in counting down to Christmas with some great reads!


  1. Check this out on Facebook:

  2. I am grateful to my Mom Virginia Mifflin Smith, my Grandmother Nellie Boone Smith and cousin Jane Holliday who spent countless hours searching through Libraries, Genealogical Society magazines and census records to find our lineage to join the Mayflower society, the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, the Veterans of Revolutionary War, the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and the Women’s auxiliary of the Sons of the Veterans of the Civil War. My Grandfather Smith was President of the SUVCW Pacific chapter in the 1940’s among other callings in that Society. Grandmother Smith was President of the Women’s’ Society for the SUVCW. They signed us up for all those societies. I am unable to join right now, but grateful for the time they spent researching our Family History and lineage. My cousin Jane Holiday volunteers with her local Family History Library and has helped to find more of our lineage. My Mom and Dad both worked on the microfiche machines at their local church on transcribing the 1880 census.
    Jane also takes photos of all the grave markers at the local cemeteries and in other states as well.
    My Mom taught me all she knew and I have spent some time on it as well adding this information to the New Family Search website. My daughter Suzanne is gathering information while she is living in Minnesota and taking photos of grave markers as well as entering data on the New Family Search website for her husband and father‘s lines.
    I wonder who will be next in our future to carry the Family History torch???

  3. @Butterfly, I know Jane Halliday and work at the same Stockton Family History Center. Hi Sherron. Just to let folks know, your blog is at

  4. well i guess i did not see the fine print of the contest rules, oh well!