Archives.Com and WhitePages want to reconnect you with a family member #Giveaway

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The holidays are here, for good, for bad, for everything in between.  Much of the holiday season focuses on family and togetherness- but what about family who is far away?  Family you haven’t seen in a long time?  Family you haven’t yet met?  Archives.com and WhitePages have teamed up to sponsor a really cool promotion called the “Run and Hug” contest that I think you are going to want to enter!!

For many, the holiday season means reuniting with family members near and far. But what about those family members that you have lost touch with or didn’t even know existed. From now until December 19th, Archives.com and WhitePages want to hear your favorite memory about your long lost relative, whether it’s of your Uncle George, your Cousin Patty or your brother Will in their “Run and Hug” contest!

If your story receives the most votes, you and a companion will win two all expenses paid trips to reunite during the holiday season. You will also be given $1,000 in cash to make your trip all that more special. Cash prizes of $500 and $200 will also be awarded to the runner-up and second runner-up. All top ten contestants will receive year-long subscriptions to Archives.com to further explore their family history.

How it Works

In order to qualify for the Run & Hug contest, participants (18 years and older) need to submit a 500 or less word or video testimonial that describes your favorite memory of a long lost relative with whom you would like to be reunited. If you are not submitting a video, please submit an image that best illustrates your story (a photo of your relative, or of you at the time when your memory took place, your family crest, etc.).

Once a story is submitted and approved, it will then be open for the public to vote on. Contestants are encouraged to share their story with friends via email, Facebook and Twitter. The story that receives the most votes will win the reunion. Stories can be submitted anywhere from November 21st to December 21st, at which time voting will end. The winner will be chosen and notified by December 25th and will be announced to the public sometime in January. The reunion will take place sometime over the next year. See official contest rules here.

Share your memory early to maximize your chances of winning!

The Prize

The contestant whose story wins will receive two all expenses paid trips to reunite during the holiday season and will also be given $1,000 in cash. Cash prizes of $500 and $200 will be awarded to the runner-up and second runner-up. All top ten contestants will receive year-long subscriptions to Archives.com to further explore their family history.

In celebration of this contest, Archives.com and WhitePages would like to offer one of my readers a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

I received a gift card  for my time to create this post.  Opinions are my own.

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  • Entered! I would love to see family in Mississippi

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  • I would visit my parents

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  • I’d love to see my Grandma. She hasn’t met a couple of my children.

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  • I would visit my sister in law and her family in Louisiana.

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  • I have a cousin that lives in florida and I in Pa so flying to Florida this time of year is how I would go visit him Warmer there than here and I have not seen him in like 5yrs. We were close as kids I used to baby sit him although he was only 3 at that time!

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  • I would visit my aunt and uncle in Seattle who I haven’t been able to visit since they first moved out there 7 years ago.
    hendymartin1 at yahoo dot com

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  • I would love to visit my dad!

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  • id go to ky and visit my daughter and grandkids

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  • merry christmas and best wishes for the new year

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  • my daughter who lives out of state

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  • Our family is small and pretty close – I can’t think of anyone to be ‘reunited’ with but I do have an aunt I haven’t seen in person for almost 10 years. She lives in Las Vegas and isn’t able to drive or even travel much due to physical disabilities. It would be nice to visit with her again.

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  • I would visit my wonderful neighbors who live across the street from us.

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  • i would visit my best friend

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  • my sister
    nannypanpan at gmail.com

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  • I visit my family in Seattle during the same, visit my Uncle & Aunt in Indianapolis during Thanksgiving, and stay at home the rest of the time. xD They visit me during Christmas season though whichis nice!

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  • My BFF in Moncton, NB. Just missed her wedding so I’d love to visit.

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  • I’d run and hug my mom as fast I can! (950 miles away)

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  • I really don’t have any family far away to visit. Instead, I would like to visit a friend that lives in Rhode Island whom I havent seen in years. She is like a sister to me so it would be like family!

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  • I would visit my sister.

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  • I’d probably go visit my relatives in another state. Since my grandparents have passed away (going on 6 yrs now) we have only seen them one time.

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  • I would visit my sister, haven’t seen her in over 10 years.

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  • I would visit my sister in law, brother in law and niece in Italy

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  • I would like to visit my sister.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  • I’d visit my grandma (and all my other family). I’m 4000 miles away from everyone.

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  • I would visit my brother. I haven’t seen him in over 10 years!

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  • I think I would visit my Grandparents!

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  • I would visit my grandmother in Montana.

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  • I would like to visit my aunt & uncle in France. It’s been many years since I’ve seen them.

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  • I would vixit my aunts, uncles and cousins

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  • I would visit my Grandma

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  • I would visit my little sister!

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  • Maybe extended cousins?

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