Monday, January 25, 2010

One World One Heart Event - Magic Carpet Ride

There is a super worldwide event going on over at A Whimsical Bohemian and I have decided to join in. Starts today and runs through 15th February.
One World One Heart is the brainchild of Lisa Swifka who, in 2007, had the idea to host an event linking bloggers together. It has grown with each year and attracts a diverse group of people willing to share their talents and get to know each other.

Have you ever wanted to find out more about your ancestors but don't know how, or where, to start?
Let me help you with a gift of 10 HOURS OF ASSISTANCE.
I'll help you get started and show you some ways to organize your information.
You need a computer available to do this.

All you have to do is leave a comment for a drawing AT THIS POST ONLY with your e-mail address so I can contact you. The winner will be announced on 15th February.

Genealogy has taken me on my own "Magic Carpet Ride" over the years. I've found, and been found by, relatives in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, South Africa, England, Ireland, and other places round our wonderful planet. It's been a joy to interact with them and learn more of my heritage along the way. I recently met one of my New Zealand cousins when we were both in Scotland at the same time !!!!!! Fabulous experience.

So journey on over to http://awhimsicalbohemian.typepad.com/ and join in the fun. Then hop on your magic carpet and explore some wonderful sites.

Update - Hi all thanks for visiting. My entry is now closed. The winner will be announced on Monday afternoon.

125 comments:

  1. what an awesome giveaway!

    Please stop by my blog and enter to win also.

    Happy Creating,

    Aileen~
    otm@outsidethemargins.com
    http://aileensmusings.blogspot.com

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  2. I am starting with the list in reverse so that I can really get to know each blog. Your giveaway is a great idea. Stop by my beaded bracelet post so I can enter your name in my drawing,
    Sharon

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  3. p.s. my email address is saf47@yahoo.com and my blog is http://shardonexclusives.blogspot.com

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  4. Oh, I would love to win your giveaway. I've been intending to track my genealogy (come from MacEwan clan in Scotland)and this would be perfect way to begin.

    I have a giveaway of on my blog too - hope you enter.

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  5. Fantastic Gift...please accept my name

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  6. This is one of the most unique of all the giftings taking part in the OWOH event. What a nice idea. Tina

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  7. what a unique giveaway.. would love to win this.. thanks for the chance..
    Kath
    kwkris@gmail.com

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  8. What a wonderful blog! Please sign me up for your marvelous drawing and then come visit me...I am participating in OWOH too...number 333 on the Magic Carpet! I am off to read more on your blog and I am looking forward to it!

    www.moonlighthollow.blogspot.com
    moonlighthollowstudio@gmail.com

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  9. Hey, I'm a McLarnan McDonald...yeah, I know! What a fun giveaway (ya better pick me lassie) :) Beth

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  10. I have been working on this for ever, without much luck, what an awesome giveaway. I do hope I win, and that you will be able to help me. irene_now@hotmail.com

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  11. wow this is one of a kind giveaway. i'd like to find my ancestors...

    come join my giveaway too, here
    http://whimsyloft.com

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  12. Thank you for the opportunity to win this amazing gift! Please enter my drawing. I'm #387 on tha magic carpet!

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  13. Hi Carol, what an awesome an original giveaway!
    Would love to find out more about our British and Irish Family...
    I'm #31 on the magic carpet...or click on my name...

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  14. What a sweet giveaway! I recognized the Nashville Temple right away on your profile picture. I love that temple. :) I am a participant as well- please pop on over to my blog if you get a minute!

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  15. This would be a fantastic thing for me to wim, I have literally just started tracing my family tree and recently got married to a MONRO, so it would be great to start finding out where we hail from! Thank you. Please stop by my blog (#432) and say hello! xx

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  16. Thanks for offering this great giveaway and Thanks so much for a chance to win! chiggerlane@aol.com

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  17. Great giveaway! Please enter my name! Pop over to my blog (#92 on the magic carpet) for a chance to win, too! :)

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  18. That's a great gift...Please stop over at my blog too for the OWOH.
    Micki
    #123

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  19. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. What a unique idea. Please add me to your list!

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  20. What a unique giveaway! I was recently contacted by some Australian cousins I never knew about thru an Ancestry site and discovered my English ancestors were really of Irish descent. Family history is so fun to discover!

    Thanks so much for popping over and checking out my giveaway too!

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  21. Sign me up...I have geneology in Scotland...would love help...Smiles..

    swing by 485 also to join in the giveaway at my place...

    Smiles

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  22. what a unique giveaway! I know some about my family but not nearly enough!

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  23. Sign me up! I'd love to know if my Grandmother was just joking about the royalty in the family! :) Becca
    Fly over and see me #311

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  24. I'm so glad to find your blog!! Part of my family roots are in Tiree (Kennedy/McDougall),so I would love to win! Please stop by my blog-#454.

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  25. What a good idea! Thanks for visiting. I'll be following your blog.
    VictorianGypsy
    #538

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  26. Great giveaway! Please enter my name! Pop over to my blog (#92 on the magic carpet) for a chance to win, too! :)

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  27. Hi Carol
    Your prize is amazing.... My DH has been working on our family history for ages.... LOL
    Please enter my name to win..
    xoxo
    ((((hugs))))
    Maggie

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  28. What a neat idea for a gift! I know some of my fathers side came from Scotland, I would love to know more.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog, come back and visit anytime!

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  29. WOW!!! This is fascinating! I would love to be entered in your giveaway.
    debby

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  30. Thank you for a chance to win such a great offering!!
    OWOH #473

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  31. thanks for visiting me! what a unique gift idea! i've often thought of checking out my history but have very little info so it seems impossible but maybe it's not! i quess you could tell me that if i win!

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  32. What a wonderful giveaway!

    Hope you are having a wonderful day. Thanks for the chance to win.
    =) melanie
    melanieadey at hotmail dot com

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  33. This is an amazing giveaway, I wouldn't know where to start...but count me in! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Lisa
    Pearl Avenue Studios
    #647

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  34. Wow! That's wonderful. I've often wondered about my heritage, but didn't know how to go about finding out, let alone starting! Please enter me!

    #356 sweetjeanette

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  35. What a wonderful giveaway you're offering! I'd love to enter and you can enter on my blog as well. #227 on the magic carpet.

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  36. What a thoughtful giveaway. 10 hours is very generous.

    I'm #79 on Lisa's magic journey

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  37. Hello :) Just flew in! I'm adopted, so I don't think this would work for me, but I think it's a great idea for a giveaway!! Just wanted to let you know what a cool idea you had :)

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  38. Waht a magical journey to discover other people you are connected to by birth!
    By the way,
    I am told that I look just like your picture (on this site), what an interesting day!
    I live in the USA also.

    pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

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  39. What a sweet log you have here. I'm not clear what the give away is, ut if it is help with tracing the family tree that sounds wonderful. I would so love to know more aout my ancestors. Count me in.

    http://natureswhispers.blogspot.com/

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  40. your blog is beautiful! that family crest with the swan is gorgeous!!
    please count me in!!
    *jean*
    jeanzosss (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  41. what a wonderful gift you are offering, A family history, please enter me in the drawing. #649

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  42. Wow - so unique please include me and do come and see my giveaway #75
    Britt

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  43. Cool idea please include me and od come and see my giveaway #75
    Britt

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  44. I've done some research so this would be a great gift for me. Thanks for the chance to win. Pop over to my blog and enter mine.

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  45. What a great idea and wonderful give away!!!
    ..... AND thanks so much for visiting me on my blog and entering my give away too!

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  46. Wow this is such a cool giveaway!!! Count me in, and thank you for your visit to my blog!! :0)

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  47. What a great item I would be honored to win - I can always use more genealogy research done -I love thefact you picked something so different

    Thanks for participating in OWOH

    Sue

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  48. What a fasinating gift! Please count me in! A wonderful blog :)
    :) Linda

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  49. Lovely,lovely! I would love to be entered to win your wonderful gift!

    http://wondrousstrangedesigns.blogspot.com/

    Please stop by and enter my give away as well! I'm number 290

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  50. what a great giveaway, count me in please
    #631
    x

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  51. what a wonderful idea!! I have discovered lots of info over the years, but it sure needs to be arranged so people can find it!@ thanks

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  52. What a unique give away. My family is originally from Germany, could you help with that also? Anyway, believe it or not, greetings from bonny Scotland:o)

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  53. Would love to win this! My mom has been trying to find her ancestors for many years and has hit dead ends.....

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  54. This is interesting..... I can't even find anyone living with my last name.... a part me and my 4 relatives!!

    Come see my blog and giveaways too!
    I'm #757
    www.cherrypieblog.blogspot.com

    Cheers,
    Marina at CherryPieArtStamps.com

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  55. Nice to meet you and visit your blog! Love this giveaway! I am having so much fun looking at all the wonderful blogs. I don't have a blog, due to arthritis I cannot type much at all but I enjoy surfing the net. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  56. Hi Carol, what a lovely idea and post you have. I would love to have extra assistance. I'd love to win. I absolutely love your gift. You would probably like mine, too. I wrote a book which included a lot of genealogical research. Please take time to visit my blog, too, for a chance to win my book, 16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood. I'm working on getting all the country flags. I promise to revisit your's too.

    #784
    http://blog.barbaracagle.com
    www.barbaracagle.com

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  57. Hi Carol,
    I have long been interested in Genealogy and my mother has explored many lines of our family tree. It is a wonderful hobby and it is like trying to solve one big puzzle.
    I am also a quilter and that is my first passion.
    You can find my blog at
    http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/
    Enjoy the festival.
    Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,
    Anna

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  58. *´*•.¸ ★*´* SUPERB! *´*•★ ¸.•*´*•

    Please count me in!

    XOXO

    ★Rich Witch★

    Please visit me for a Most Magical Prize at:

    http://rich-witch.blogspot.com/

    *´*•.¸ ★ ¸.•*´*★•*´*•.¸★¸.•*´*•

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  59. I am first generation American. My mother came to the U.S. from Edinburgh when she was 17 with her parents & brother. We are the Ross clan~ my grandfather was the cheiftan one year at our yearly highland games here in Fresno, CA... that was super neat. Well, toss my name into your tartan tammy~
    ~Cheryl

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  60. G'day Carol
    What a fabulous ideal prize... please count me in... do fly on over to my place #747...
    OOroo... Bethel

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  61. Oh yes, please enter me in your lovely giveaway, I would so love to win, I've always been fascinated with geneology!! If you haven't already, make sure you come by and enter mine as well, I'm #116. Thank you:-) xox

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  62. What a wonderful gift someone will receive!! I have ancestors in Ireland and have always wanted to see about finding them but have no clue where to start! I would love to travel there someday and wouldn't it be fun to have contacted some family before!

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  63. This is a brilliant idea for a giveaway! Please enter me into the drawing! :]

    briannarocko@yahoo.com

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  64. Wow super cool idea! I'd love to win!
    Thanks for an enchanting stop on the magic carpet!
    Outrageous joy,
    Kathy over at Everyday Bliss
    #111 on the blog tour

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  65. Thanks for the chance to win, its lovely. Trianna from Victoria Canada. tricklestogether@hotmail.com http://triannastreasures.blogspot.com

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  66. what a special give away

    do you miss Scotland??

    please count me in my magic carpet number is # 397

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  67. What a wonderful prize! One branch of the family has put together a family tree covering many generations, back at least 300 years. A couple of aunts are researching another branch. My husband's grandmother gave us a book for a branch of his family, but it would be fun to research his Scottish ancestors. I wouldn't know where to begin.

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  68. What a great gift!
    When you get some time, please fly your magic carpet by my blog OWOH #907.
    Thank you for participating in OWOH.
    It is so very very nice to meet you.

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  69. Carol ~ Wow ~ my Dad's family was of Scottish ancestry ~ MacAuley was the name ~ And when I was young bride ~ my husband was stationed at Fort Campbell Ky & we rented in Cumberland Tennessee ~ that was back in 1967 ~ thanks so much for stopping by my blog ~ and may you win what you would like! namaste, Carol(artmusedog) #285

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  70. What a great idea! I've done genealogical research on and off for about 20 years, but I'm sure I could learn some things from you. Please count me in. Thanks so much!

    http://heatherseden.blogspot.com/

    #273 on the Magic Carpet tour (southwest Florida, USA)

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  71. lovely offering!
    drop by my blog #774!
    blessings,
    abigail

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  72. What a wonderful giveaway, please enter me for a chance to win and stop by #234 on the magic carpet when you get a chance.
    Hugs, Antonella :-)
    www.quilling.blogspot.com

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  73. I have some Scottish ancestry, too. My dad's mom was a Cunningham. I'd love to be in your giveaway.I'm amazed at all the talent on this wonderful Magic Carpet ride. Thanks for letting me enter!
    kathybear At comcast dot net

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  74. I’d love to be entered in your drawing. Stop by my blogs to be entered in mine.

    WW

    http://www.thefrogprincess-ww.blogspot.com/
    http://www.weinkswonders.blogspot.com/

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  75. Very interesting give away. Thank you. #291 http://windandhoney.blogspot.com

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  76. this is such a fantastic gift you are offering. Thank you for giving me the chance to win. Feel free to enter my give away as well: #66

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  77. Wow...sounds wonderful. I have always wanted to know more about my heritage. Fabulous giveaway, thanks.

    Happy travels. By the way your blog is gorgeous.

    Please be sure to check out my giveaway with this OWOH event at http://calkatthejewelryjunkie.blogspot.com. #475

    Bright blessings from Las Vegas, NV
    calkat_etsy@live.com

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  78. GREAT blog...now a follower :)

    SUPERBLY SUPREME giveaway! I love it!

    Be well and Be warm :)

    I am NEW to blogging (http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com/) but not to art. Please allow me to be in your drawing. Thanks:)

    Greetings from the New Jersey Shore, USA

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  79. Hi Carol,

    What a fabulous prize, I had a Scottish grandfather and am just starting to research our family heritage. Please enter me in the draw, I would LOVE to win, my grandfather's name was Johnston and he migrated to Australia. Please come by #70 and enter into my draw. Great to meet you.

    Rob

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  80. how interesting! count me in and be sure to stop by my blog~ #820

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  81. Hi dear!!! I like your idea! It’s very Awesome! I wish to ALL who will participate in this wondefull give-away, Big Good Luck! Yohooooo! ;)

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  82. Hello from Georgia, USA!! I'm really having fun flying from blog to blog and seeing so much talent!
    I'm new to the art world and overwhelmed by all the different kinds of art I might could learn.
    Please enter me and thank you for your generosity!

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  83. Charming and a beautiful blog with a stunning treasure! I would love to research my family!
    My first year with OWOH and I love visiting all the amazing blogs! I am flying on my magic carpet ,visiting from Connecticut.
    Thanks for the lovely giveaway.
    I am blog #937

    matternu@gmail.com

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  84. Your giveaway is fabulous! I would love a chance to win. Please add my name to your drawing! Thanks for participating and the chance to win a great prize.

    visionquest2020 (at) msn (dot) com

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  85. I would love to be included in your wonderful drawing.
    Sandra

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  86. So cool! Please visit my blog(#921)!

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  87. Hello from the north of 60! I hope that you are enjoying ride on the magical carpet as much as I do. Please enter my name in the draw.

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  88. Hello! I'm in Tn too! Just bought a 100yr old farm house in Johnson City and would love to learn the history of it. I have a few names and tried a little bit of research. Fun to dream about who lived here :)
    I'm #1035 OWOH

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  89. Great give-away and we'd, perhaps, find out we were related. My Daddy's people are from Ireland by way of Scotland first; also from Wales and I now live in southwest VA at Thistle Cove Farm.

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  90. What an interesting giveaway! I want in!

    Thanks!

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

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  91. I'd love to join! Very unique giveaway you've got

    shiki6210 at gmail dot com

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  92. Oh great gift! I would love a chance to win.
    Cheers,
    Sophie in Montreal

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  93. What a great idea...I've always wanted to start looking for my relatives, but it always gets pushed to the bottom of my to do list. I'd love to be the winner!

    Stop by and visit if you'd like...I'm #365 and #366 on the ride!

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  94. Thank you for participating in OWOH. And for your giveaway.

    I actually have 2 giveaways at my blog, the OWOH one and a bonus giveaway. Feel free to enter both.
    http://www.goodbadandgottahave.com/search/label/giveaway

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  95. That would be awesome! My husband knows very little about his ancestry & I would love to be able to give him some info about his family!

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  96. Please include me in your wonderful giveaway. What a fun blog to visit on the magic carpet. Thank you for sharing! gracebending@yahoo.com

    Grace-»(¯`v´¯)-»

    gracebending@yahoo.com

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  97. A fantastic giveaway! Please enter me and thank you for the opportunity. I've wanted to do this for my husband since we took a trip to Ireland but never knew where/how to start.

    Cheers! Becky
    (#349 Sarcastic Quilter)

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  98. Greetings & Salutations,
    Enchanting Genealogy Search OWOH Giveaway!
    Lovely Work & Blog.

    For a little Glitter & Magic fly by my blog
    #242 On The List @:
    http://todaysgold.com

    Cosmic Blessings´¨)
    ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´Lyndy Ward

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  99. Hello Carol! That's probably the most unique giveaway I've heard about! :)

    Christina from Manila, Philippines here!
    Nice to meet you!

    I hope you can also drop by #615!
    http://calej.blogspot.com

    Blessings!
    calejbitsvyk(at)gmail(dot)com

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  100. What a neat and different giveaway!!!
    Thank you for your offering!
    Please feel free to visit my bloggie and giveaway too!
    ~Cecilia
    thegreenestmermaid@gmail.com
    http://greenestmermaid.blogspot.com

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  101. What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you for offering this! Please enter me in your generous drawing.
    Beth (#989)

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  102. Your gift is AMAZING, I've always wanted to learn more about my family tree/ancestory!! I would love to win, please enter my name into your drawing! And if you haven't already, please enter mine #135 to win 1 of 3 prizes!!!
    Thank you, and nice meeting you!
    Peace & Love from New Zealand...

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  103. Great giveaway! I would love to find out more about my relatives. Please count me in. Enjoy your magic carpet ride! #276

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  104. I know my antecesor came from France and that's it, I'd like to know about my origin!!!

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  105. "Kamusta" from the Philippines! I would be thrilled to win your prize- only I don't know if you'll be able to help with my filipino heritage! Although I know I have spanish and chineses ancestors!But that is a really creative and interesting prize!And of terrific value! and if you haven't already, do drop by my blogs too!
    patsy.paterno (at) gmail.com
    http://patsypat.blogspot.com

    http://hebrewsthirteen3.blogspot.com/

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  106. Please enter my name. :0) I am also having a giveaway and would love for you to stop by and enter. #1025

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  107. Great giveaway, please count me in.

    http://wienermaedl-art.blogspot.com/

    Wienermaedl from Vienna/Austria

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  108. How neat! I would love to be entered into you drawing. So glad OWOH brought me to your blog. :-)

    Michelle
    mouse1996@gmail.com

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  109. What a neat idea! I know about my paternal history, but no so much about my maternal. Please enter me in your contest and come to my blog-#35 and enter mine if you wish. Thanks!

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  110. Great giveaway, Good luck in the drawings, visit www.alteredpaperarts.blogspot.com

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  111. OMG - how awesome! I have recently become interested in my geneaology - very cool!! Please include me in your great giveaway! I will be keeping my fingers (and toes!) crossed here in snowy Virginia!
    Blessings,
    Lolly
    lollyb65@cs.com

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  112. This sounds exciting and intriguing! Please enter my name in your drawing. Thanks!

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  113. How neat!! I would love to win this prize!

    Vania
    #1087

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  114. I think this is mt favorite giveaway ever! I LOVE genealogy! My hubby's family is of Scottish descent. You are so generous. Please enter me. I am soooooooooo hoping I win! :)
    -Brightest blessings-
    Karina

    http://thasnifty.blogspot.com

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  115. Wow this is a great idea for a giveaway! Please count me in!

    Fly on over to my blog if you have time. I'm #1105.

    Thanks!
    julie

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  116. HI EVERYONE. THANKS FOR VISITING MY BLOG AND PARTICIPATING IN THIS GREAT EVENT.

    ENTRY TO MY GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

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  117. What a wonderful gift you are giving away! Thank you!

    brc668 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  118. Great giveaway - thanks so much for participating in OWOH :)

    misaacmom at gmail dot com
    #752 OWOH ticket holder

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  119. Greetings from Manila, Philippines! Thanks for the giveaway ( :

    AJ

    A_C_E_ at hotmail dot com

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  120. I wish I had known about your blog earlier - I would've entered the contest. I'd love to know more about my Scottish heritage. My Grandpa was always so proud of our heritage - I'll never forget how excited he was one Christmas when I'd ordered a cap for him in our tartan. He wore that hat for years!! He's passed now and I have his cap & will keep it forever!!

    And that cute little highland cow on your blog header - ack! I just love highland cattle. They look so friendly!

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