This month in honor of all mothers, past and present, Shared Ancestors’ monthly contest is a Mother’s Day quiz. Test your knowledge and enter to win!
1. The earliest recorded history of a day honoring mothers was the annual spring festival celebrated in ancient Greece dedicated to the Mother of the Gods. What was her name?
2. What country was the first to set aside a day to recognize mothers?
3. What was the day that household servants returned home to be with their mothers called?
4. In 1910 one state issued a proclamation for a day honoring mothers. What state was it?
5. On what date (mm,dd,yy) did the U.S. President sign the proclamation designating Mother’s Day an official holiday in the United States?
6. What U.S. President signed the order making Mother’s Day a national holiday?
7. When is Mother’s Day celebrated every year in the United States?
This month’s prize is the book ― “Understanding Colonial Writing” by Harriet Stryker-Rodda. After years of experience searching through colonial records, the author has developed a simple technique for reading colonial handwriting. In this handy little book, Ms. Stryker-Rodda presents examples of colonial letter forms and script, showing the letter forms in the process of development and marking the ways in which they differ from later letter forms. A wonderful prize — Good Luck!
Send your solution to: CONTEST. There was not a winning entry for last month’s contest.
Each issue of the newsletter features a monthly contest for members to complete and submit for a chance to win a prize. The rules are pretty simple:
1. You must be a member of Shared Ancestors and/or GeneaBlogs to participate. No purchase necessary.
2. Complete that month’s contest and email your solution to the Admin. The first correct solution received will be the winner of that month’s prize. Regardless, entries must be received by the 25th of each month.
3. That month’s winner, along with the solution, will be announced in the next month’s newsletter. The winner will be notified by email that they have won. The winner will then need to email their address to: SOLUTION so that their prize can be mailed to them. If none of the entries received have a correct solution the prize will not be awarded that month.