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Contest: Our Family Tree!  by Tara


When did you join our family tree?? Let us know and it could be worth $250 to ya!

The addition of the new Facebook Timeline has caused us to reminisce on our Linn Area past. We would love to see how our family has grown since we first began waaaaay back in 1935! (Click here to check out our Timeline!)

We thought it would be fun to hear YOUR stories and see some pictures of our extended family. Each entry will be put into a drawing. The winner of that drawing will receive $250!

How to Enter

To enter, email the following four items to me (Tara) at

  1. The year you became a member (you can estimate, if you can’t remember back that far!),
  2. a couple sentences talking about why you joined, what you like about Linn Area Credit Union or even share your favorite Linn Area experience,
  3. one picture of you or your family and
  4. your contact info (NOT your account number, please!) so we can let you know if you’ve won the $250!

The Rules

• All entries must be received by no later than midnight on Monday, April 9th. The winner will be contacted on Tuesday, April 10th.

• One entry per household.

• Incomplete entries will not be eligible (see the four entry requirements above).

• Your entry must be emailed to – no hard copies or other forms of entry will be accepted.

• All people that enter must live in Linn or surrounding counties.

• Linn Area Credit Union employees and their immediate families (spouses and children) are encouraged to participate, but are not eligible to win.

• No purchase necessary.

• By submitting an entry, you are giving permission for Linn Area Credit Union to use your name, picture and submission for promotional and advertising purposes, including but not limited to our website, our blog, Facebook and Twitter.

Questions? Just shoot me (Tara) an email at WE can’t wait to see all the members of our family tree!

Since we’re chatting about family trees, have you ever dug into your family history? How far back did you go? Tell us below in the comments!

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  • http://197GOLFVIEWCT charles c dual

    it all started with a motorcycle loan now i have several accounts at your bank //// thank you for your special treatment to your customers

    • Tara

      Thanks for your business, Charles! Hope you are enjoying your motorcycle on this BEAUTIFUL weekend!

  • http://241JACOLYNCTNW Gail E Hietpas

    I have not dug into my family history as other have done that for me. On my mother’s side, it goes back to 1821 and England for the Harvey clan. My dad’s side goes back to somewhere in the 1800 or earlier in Holland,

    • Tara

      That’s awesome, Gail! Even better that you didn’t have to do all the legwork on all on your own. ;o) Thanks for sharing your family’s history with us!

  • Joan Walton

    My family tree on my mother’s side has been traced back to 1753 when an ancestor came to America from England on the ship Neptune and seetled in Chester county PA.

    • Tara

      1753? Wow, that’s amazing! I think it’s so interesting that people can track their ancestors back even that fair and to know that they specifically came over on the Neptune! What a cool story! Thanks for telling us about it! :o)

  • Patricia Otis

    My ancestors date back to 1630. They built a timber-frame house in Dedham Massachusetts. It is still standing and believed to be one of the oldest timber frame homes in North America. It is the “Fairbsnks House”. They also invented the Fairbanks Morse scale.

    • Tara

      Geez, I thought Joan’s 1753 was impressive – but the 1630?!?! Holy cannoli! Have you ever visited the FairbanksHouse yourself? That would make a memorable family trip! Thank you so much for sharing your families past with us!

  • Veronica Atwood

    I wish there were more Websites like this

    • Tara

      Thanks, Veronica! We sure are fond of it. :o) Thanks for reading our blog!

  • Elsa Hirl

    Not sure on the years my family goes, but I can tell you that it goes back at least 9 generations on my mother’s side. I am related to a man named Cyrus Madison Hotchkiss of Hotchkiss guns in Europe. No one notorious as far as I know. Although mom did tell me that she thought someone was involved in the mob a very long time ago. If you need someone “taken care of”, sorry, can’t help you! ;o)