We know everyone is keen to be part of the lucky three - who will now be enjoying fantastic features including enhanced Smart Matches™ and Timeline features - so we ought now to reveal the winners, judged by the MyHeritage team.
We asked all our Facebook fans to tell us just why they loved genealogy in the form, "I love genealogy because...", we then waited and watched the entries flood in until we lost count completely.
We had entries that were both inspiring and heart-warming and others that were a little strange, even disturbing. After much careful deliberation though, we can reveal that the winning entries* from over 120 are as follows (Author in bold):
"I love genealogy because...I can put meat on the bones of the skeletons that are rattling about our cupboards!!"
"I love genealogy: because they were, I am. Without them, I would not be. So, just who are WE?"
"I love genealogy because... it defines that we are all human and that our precious time is limited. It urges the researcher to be a source by itself - setting a positive example, having a clean record, conserving the environment for future generations, being ambitious, to be someone the descendants would be proud of. It puts the focus of the probandus to be an information centre (by learning from our ancestors' mistakes keeping records) and to continue this tradition, whether it be devoted diary and letter writing, tagging and writing comments on digital photos, documenting long lost graves, scanning and saving newspaper articles, etc. It is our assignment to gather, supply and sustain as much information as possible, before it fades away before our descendants could catch a glimpse of it. Bottom line: Our job is to make life (and research) easier for the future researchers of the next centuries to come – which is our own blood."
We would like to thank you all for your excellent entries. Judging the entries was a difficult task and unfortunately we had to be ruthless in order to get down to the final three.
The MyHeritage Team.
*We will be contacting all three winners over the next 10 days. Please direct all enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.