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Happy Easter: Will you win the ‘Heritage Hunt’ ?

Easter is here, with all its traditions.

The Easter bunny is a prominent symbol of the holiday, although the furry creature is not mentioned in the Bible.

While the bunny's exact origin is unknown, rabbits are frequently used as a symbol of fertility and new life. According to some, the Easter bunny first arrived in America in the 1700s with German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania. They brought the tradition of an egg-laying hare called Osterhase.

The tradition continued with children waking up Easter Sunday morning to find that the Easter Bunny had hidden decorated eggs for them to find.

The Easter Egg Hunt, as it is known today, is a fun family activity where children hunt for the decorated eggs indoors and outdoors to win a prize. Whomever finds the most eggs wins a prize including baskets of candies or chocolates.

At MyHeritage, we wanted to get into the Easter spirit with our own “Heritage Hunt,” an online scavenger hunt, with a chance for you to win a free data subscription.One lucky winner will win one year's free and unlimited access to MyHeritage’s online digital archive – SuperSearch – with access to over 4 billion historical records, along with millions of public family trees and newspaper articles.

Do you have what it takes to be a Heritage Hunter?

Just decipher the three clues below that will lead you to records in our collection. Then send us screenshots of the three records you find - by April 7 - to stories@myheritage.com with the subject “Heritage Hunt.” One lucky person who sends all three correct record images will win!


  1. In our Social Security Death index, we are looking for a singer who died in California in May 1998 and was born in 1915 in Hoboken, New Jersey.
  2. In our 1940 US census collection, we are looking for a non-American, who received his US citizenship the same year of the census, which includes his household in Mercer County, New Jersey. The person has one sibling listed with the first name Maja.
  3. Buried in our Canadian Headstone collection is this woman, born August 1955, and who died in March 2005. Her surname is the same as the current Canadian prime minister, and she has both a first and middle name. She was buried in Lakeshore, in Ontario, Canada.


  • You may ask any questions - with “yes" or "no” answers - in the comments below.
  • Use our advanced search features to find the records in each collection, with as much information you know.
  • With the screenshot, indicate the name of the person on the record.

Good luck!

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Comments (7) Trackbacks (1)
  1. I think i got it. anyone else have any luck?
  2. I have enjoyed taking part in this Heritage Hunt. Thank you for putting these contests out. I have emailed my answers this morning. Good luck everyone !
  3. Found them! :D
  4. i think i have #3
  5. i think i have #2 as well tip google
  6. 1) frank sinatra singer, 1915, in hoboken NJ birth and death may 1998 in california
    3) leslie ann harper 1955 - 2005 buried in lakeshore , ont, can
  7. I think I got it too :)

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