I try not to blatanly promote affiliate links in my posts, but Ancestry.com is hosting the Ancestral Vacation Sweepstakes. This looks like a chance to win some great prizes. If you start or add to a personal online family tree and upload photographs, you will be entered in the sweepstakes. The grand prize is a trip for two people to vist your ancestral homeland. There are also several smaller prizes offered. Be sure to read the fine print for the rules and restrictions. The contest runs until September 30, 2006 and you can enter up to five photos per day.
I have been spending quite a bit of time adding and updating my online family tree. Adding sources is very simple and the new photo upload feature should add lots of interest. Having the tree online is also a simple backup device.