Halloween Competition: Win a MyHeritage Complete Subscription!

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Halloween is celebrated differently around the world and each country has its own traditions. Everyone who celebrates Halloween can name different costumes they have worn, and how their traditions and styles have changed over the years.

Looking back through the years, it was popular in the 1920s and earlier to wear scary masks that covered your entire face on Halloween.

Halloween masks from 1917, taken from MyHeritage Newspaper collection: The Madison Journal, Oct 20, 1917.

As the years progressed, Halloween parties and balls became more popular and eventually, scary masks became a style of the past.

A Halloween ball in 1950 in Australia, taken from MyHeritage Newspaper collection, Western Mail (Perth, WA), Oct 26 1950.

To get into the Halloween spirit, we’re offering one lucky member the chance to win a free MyHeritage Complete subscription for one year!

We want to see photos of your family’s old Halloween costumes. Send in your family photos, and details about the people in your photos to stories@myheritage.com by November 1, 2017, for a chance to win. We’ll post the top photos on the blog.

Good luck — We look forward to seeing your photos!

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  • Conchetta Todaro


    October 26, 2017

    This is a picture of myself 20 years ago.

  • Wiktor Molleskog


    October 26, 2017

    The historical records and the DNA are fantastic tools.

  • Karen Andrews


    October 26, 2017

    My family never had Halloween costumes,,just played a bit of bob apple,,being english we never went ott like the americans do,

  • Frances


    October 27, 2017

    Looking forward to finding out if family heritage is really as interesting as my family thinks.