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Welcome to our competition page.  Answer a question a day (no question will be posted on Christmas Day), there will be twelve in total.  All answers can be found on free sites.  I have included the list below.  Save your answers and on the final day details of where to send them will be posted.  Please take a moment to read the full Terms and Conditions which can be found under the link above.  Good luck to all.

Question One:       24 December 2013:-
In the 1881 UK census, 16 year old Mary Christmas lived in St Saviour Southwark with parents Edward & Eliza – what was her occupation?

Question Two:      26 December 2013:-
Virginia Pine is a popular type of Christmas Tree - who were the parents of the girl of that name born Iowa, USA in 1899?

Question Three:   27 December 2013:-
Theodore Turkey arrived in New York in 1905, where did he previously live?

Question Four:     28 December 2013

In whose residence did the marriage of Mr Bell and Miss Partridge take place on the 25 September 1930 in Adelaide, South Australia?

Question Five:     29 December 2013

At which church was John CHRISTMAS baptised 7 April 1741 in Norfolk, England?

Question Six:       30 December 2013

What was the name of the ship that took Grace CRACKER from England to the

USA in 1857?

Question Seven:  31 December 2013
What was the name of the man tried in London, England on 12 December 1764 for stealing, amongst other things, turkeys belonging to Thomas CHRISTMAS?

Question Eight:  1 January 2014  Happy New Year 

In which US county did the WW1 draft registration of Rudolph NEWYEAR take place.

Question Nine:   2 January 2014
In which part of County Durham, England did Henry French die in 1851?

Question Ten:    3 January 2014

Mr CHRISTMAS married Miss Page in Grafton, NSW, Australia in 1871 – what was the first forename of each?

Question Eleven:  4 January 2014

A new Christmas Carroll could be heard in St Saviour Southwark, England – in which year?

Question Twelve: 5 January 2014

Epiphany Bravate was living in New York, USA in 1940 – in which country was he born? 

To Enter: Now we have come to the final question and hopefully you have all your answers, I have posted the entry form under the tab on the menu bar above.  Closing date is 13 January 2014

Free sites:-  As mentioned above, all of the answers for our competition can be found using free sites so everyone has an equal chance of winning. The sites are included in the following list:

1940 Census
Castle Garden
Collections Canada
Cornwall OPC
Ellis Island
Lancs OPC
New Zealand BDM
NSW State Records
Old Bailey Online
Papers Past

This is obviously not an exhaustive list of all free sites and not every site may be used in the competition - they're still worth bookmarking.