Family History Moments Rakonto Competition


08 April 2022
Discover how you can use Rakonto - the brand new interactive story-telling website - to record and share your family stories. Plus enter our competition and you may win a year’s membership of Rakonto worth £200 (US$276), plus a £50 Amazon voucher.

Did you know that the word ‘Rakonto’ means ‘story’ in Esperanto? And stories are what Rakonto is all about!

Read on to discover how you can use this brand new interactive story-telling website to record and share your family stories. Plus enter the Family Tree Rakonto competition - Family History Moments - and you may win a year’s Professional annual membership of Rakonto worth over £200 (US$276), plus a £50 Amazon voucher. You can view the entries received so far here - just sign up to Rakonoto for free and start watching!

To help to celebrate our family stories – whether they are stories handed down to us, our own memories of times gone by, or family history stories that we have uncovered while tracing the lives of our ancestors – Family Tree has teamed up with Rakonto to celebrate and share family stories with the Family History Moments Competition.


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Tell us your story!

We want to hear about your favourite family history moment.

  • Is it a breakthrough in your research?
  • A story you finally uncovered?
  • A story you loved hearing your grandfather tell you?
  • Memories of a favourite aunt?
  • A trip you made when you were a child?...

How to enter the Family History Moments competition

  • To enter the Family History Moment Competition, click here.
  • Record your story in just two minutes or fewer.
  • Closing date 31 May.
  • One lucky winner will win an annual professional Rakonto account worth £200 (US$276).
  • It’s free to use Rakonto. Various paid membership options are also available with different storage tiers.

We are really looking forward to hearing your stories!


Competition rules:
The entrant warrants that they are the person in the photograph or video and/or they have prior consent
from all persons in the photograph or video to submit it as part of their entry;

Entrants agree that we have the right to publish and communicate to the public the photographs in any
media without restriction or limitation throughout the world and not only for the purposes of the

Entrants acknowledge that we may edit the photographs or video at our sole discretion;

Entrants agree that we have the right to use names, likenesses and other personal information submitted in
conjunction with the photograph or video;

Entrants agree not to bring any actions, suits, claims and demands against us in respect of defamation or any
infringement or violation of any personal and/or property rights of any sort from our use of their Photograph
or video.

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