It's one of our favorite times of year, Family History Month, and to kick off the celebration, not only are we sharing helpful tips, guides, and how to's all month long, we're also going to be doing an exciting giveaway!

What does family history mean to you?

Family History Month is a celebration of family history research and growing your family tree. Everyone's reasons for researching their family history are different whether you want to get to know those who came before you, learn about the life of your ancestors, understand where you came from, or have a general curiosity and drive to know more about family and your family's story, the reasons are endless.

We want to know why you do family history and what this journey means to you, personally.

In celebration of family history, the stories around it, and the discoveries we make along the way, we'd like to invite you to share what family history means to you and for those of you who share your reasons, you'll be entered into a drawing to win a variety of fun prizes that will help you with your family history research.

The winners

  • One lucky winner will receive 1 Family Tree DNA Kit (worth $278) plus a Premium World 12-month Subscription for Findmypast (worth $239.50).
  • 3 lucky winners will each receive a Premium World 12-month Subscription for Findmypast (worth $239.50).

How to enter

To enter the competition, use the box below and fill in your answer to the question "What does family history mean to you?"

Who's eligible to win

This giveaway is open to US residents only.

All entries must be submitted by midnight, 12:00 am UTC, on October 31, 2016 to be considered. We will email the winners of the contest. Good luck!