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#FamilyHistoryMonth – NARA Free Digital Databases

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On Day 12 of Family History Month, check out what you can access online at the US National Archives.

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The US National Archives, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), has online databases, many of which are helpful in family history research. These are listed at the NARA site, Access to Archival Databases (AAD).

The National Archives online databases

 

Here’s an example of one type of record you can find. This is a Prisoner of War record for the famous author, Kurt Vonnegut, who was captured at the Battle of the Bulge during World War II.

Kurt Vonnegut POW record

 

Some helpful collections include:

Immigration to America

Russian Immigrants

Irish Immigrants to America

 

German Immigrants to America

 

Italian Immigrants to America

 

 

Military Personnel Records

World War II

 

Korean War

 

Vietnam War

 

Gulf War & War on Terrorism

 

Panama Canal Zone

 

Military Awards

 

US Civil War

 

All the digital records at NARA are free to use and if you’re on site you’ll have free access from NARA computers to these subscription record collections (if you use these links from an off-site computer, you will not have free access):

Best in your research, whether it’s fee or free!

October 12, 2017 |

#FamilyHistoryMonth Day 11 – MyCanvas books

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For Day 11 of Family History Month 2017, look at what MyCanvas has to offer. MyCanvas has photobooks, calendars, and poster printables but they also partner with Ancestry.com to create Family History books.

 

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If you have a family tree at Ancestry (it can be a free tree or a subscription tree), MyCanvas allows you to upload information from your tree, specifying which person you want to start with, and build an ancestral book or a descendancy book.

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I chose to create a descendancy book for my mother-in-law’s 80th birthday. (I’m not showing pages with many family photos, but we have them for every family.)

 

MyCanvas descendancy book

 

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First, you upload your family tree from Ancestry.com. You can create a free account and build a small tree or use a subscription account but only upload a limited number of generations.

Next, you’ll upload photos from your computer, add titles and headings and voila! You have a beautiful, professional looking book, ready to print.

Things I learned as I assembled this book:

  • Get the information and formatting correct in your tree before you upload to the book. It’s easier to change this information one time in your online tree, than multiple times in the book. I had to change the spelling of the months of the year from the three letter “Sep” or three letter all caps “SEP” to “September,” to make it conform to current standards and look the way I wanted it to in the book.

  • Get all your names and dates imported correctly first, then add photos. The names and dates are the foundation for the book and it’s important to get this correct before you accessorize your book with family photos (even though photos are fun).

  • Friend all your family on Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox and any other online site where they might share photos. As important as this project was to me, it obviously didn’t make everyone else’s priority list. I sent requests for names, birthdates, marriage info, and photos. Photos were the last to arrive if they arrived at all. Enter Facebook, Instagram, and Dropbox. I downloaded photos from their accounts on all these sites (slightly freaky to think this is possible).

  • When you send requests to your family for information be sure you know ALL the information you’re going to need. I realized I also needed parents’ names for the grandchildren’s spouses and felt badly sending a second and third request for additional information.

  • Even with my novice missteps the process was easy, and we had a 92 page finished product in under 6 weeks with 6 children, 22 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren, and pages for each–no small feat.

You could easily use one of these books to create a professional personal history or family history and there’s an option for professionals to have the “MyCanvas” logo information removed from the book. It’s only on the last page so if you print a couple additional blank white pages you could easily cut out the last page after you receive it, but it doesn’t bother me.

MyCanvas gives you the option of using 4 or 5 generations for a book. There are style options, additional pages you can add or remove, and you see the price of the book change as you make changes. They store your drafts on their site and you can edit at your convenience. And, you can send previews to others (including the option to order one for themselves.) Best in your research! #FamilyHistoryMonth

 

 

October 11, 2017 |

#FamilyHistoryMonth Day 10 – Use ArchiveGrid to find Collections

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ArchiveGrid OnGenealogy Family History Month

 

ArchiveGrid is a free, online resource for finding archival materials worldwide, primarily manuscript collections, historical documents, personal papers, and family histories.

 

They have over 5 million records contributed by more than 1,000 libraries and archives. “ArchiveGrid helps researchers looking for primary source materials held in archives, libraries, museums, and historical societies.”

ArchiveGrid for Genealogy

Useful searches include:

  • surname

  • location

  • topic (genealogies, history, land, deeds, maps, wills, etc.)

Search results will show descriptions of the items and links to similar collections.

If you didn’t inherit the family bible and papers, someone else did. And maybe they donated them to an archive or historical society. It’s worth a shot to check ArchiveGrid. Best in your searches! #FamilyHistoryMonth

 

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October 10, 2017 |

Internet Archive for Genealogy

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On Day 9 of Family History Month, go see what’s new at Internet Archive.

 

Internet Archive (archive.org NOT to be confused with the subscription genealogy site, archives.com) is a great free resource for genealogy and family history. It’s a “non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.”

Internet Archive for Genealogy

The Internet Archive library offers over 10 million fully digitized books and texts. And the OpenLibrary has over 300,000 modern eBooks that can be downloaded. *If you’re going to type in the url instead of hitting a link, remember it’s “archive.ORG”.

  • You can Search by Collection, if you know a particular library, say Brigham Young University Library or the Allen County Public Library, has great genealogical holdings. There are over 4,000 collections so unless you’re going for something specific, you might not want to limit your search this way.

  • They have a specific collection: Genealogy, that pulls resources from several different institutions.

  • You can look at the Microfilm Collection within the Genealogy collection.

  • They have almost 3,000 Compiled histories/Family Genealogies in their Family Genealogy Collection.

  • The Wayback Machine has over 510 billion pages of archive internet websites if you try to find a site that’s down-look up the URL in the Wayback Machine and you might find what you need. Note: some websites specifically prohibit crawling and won’t be archived here.

I like to do repeat searches for county and town histories, genealogies, and surnames at Internet Archive. They are continually growing their collection so it pays to search their site every few months. Best in your research, whether it’s fee or free! Save

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October 9, 2017 |

#FamilyHistoryMonth Day 8 – The British Newspaper Archive for UK research

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Family History Month OnGenealogy British Newspaper Archive

For #FamilyHistoryMonth Day 8, check out The British Newspaper Archive for UK research. There are both fee and free options so keep reading and learn how to use it to your advantage for free.

British Newspaper Archive

British Newspaper Archive

“The British Newspaper Archive is a partnership between the British Library and findmypast to digitise up to 40 million newspaper pages from the British Library’s vast collection over the next 10 years.”

It’s free to search and you’ll see snippets from each paper where they find a “hit”. If you want to read the entire article you’ll need a subscription plan. Don’t stop here, I’m going to show you the subscription options, but you don’t have to subscribe to benefit!

You can always do free, unlimited searches. If you decide it’s worth it to see the entire article, choose a subscription plan, including a pay as you go option.

 

British Newspaper Archive subscription plans

British Newspaper Archive subscription plans

 

Now, for how you can benefit from free searches.

I did a quick search for a Welsh ancestor, Sophia Webber, from Monmouthshire. I’ve hit a brick wall tracing her family. I typed “Monmouthshire” into the search window to see what papers they have from that area.

I selected the paper with the most digitized pages, the Monmouthshire Beacon.

Then I searched for “Sophia Webber” and one of the top search returns gave me this snippet: “… St. Woollos church, Newport, the Rev. Edward Hawkins, M.A., Augustus, youngest son of Mr. Webber, proprietor of the Guardian newspaper, Cardiff, to Miss Sophia Lee Bishop, niece Henry Williams, Esq., Victoria-place, Newport. …”

So from the free snippet I learned:

  • Augustus Webber is Sophia’s husband (knew that already)

  • Augustus Webber’s father was the proprietor of the Guardian newspaper

  • Augustus is the youngest son

  • Augustus is from Cardiff

  • Sophia’s full maiden name is Sophia Lee Bishop

  • And I finally know Sophia’s connection to Henry Williams-she’s his niece

Saving a favorite newspaper snippet at BNANext, I created an account (there’s no fee to create an account) and saved my search results.  The benefit of creating a free account is they allow you to save your discoveries.

As you can see in the image on the left, next to each snippet there will be a bookmark with a + symbol inside it.

If you select the + symbol, the bookmark will turn red and BNA will save this article to your “Saved” folder for you to use whenever you need it.

 

 

 

 

 

On any page at British Newspaper Archives (BNA) you’ll see the menu options and next to the “Home” category is the “Saved” category. Select the “Saved” category to find all your bookmarked newspapers. You can create folders in the “Saved” area to organize your finds. (I’ve created a folder and labeled it with the surname I’m researching.)

Saved searches at BNA

Saved searches at BNA

 

All this was free, took less than 5 minutes of my time, and I’m on my way to breaking through a brick wall. Not bad, huh? I’ll do more searches and saves before I opt to pay but I’ll definitely be choosing one of their subscription plans for my UK research.

Best in your research whether it’s fee for free!

 

October 8, 2017 |

#FamilyHistoryMonth – On Day 7 Discover IntoThePast

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Family History Month IntothePast for European records

IntoThePast is a site in development that was introduced at RootsTech 2017 (the largest genealogy and family history convention in the world).

IntoThePast will specialize in hosting European records, primarily archival handwritten records, that have been digitized and made searchable with their proprietary Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) technology, SearchInk.

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“IntoThePast.com is an online meta-search engine that allows users to search for parish records with a focus on European records. IntoThePast.com is powered by the SearchInk Handwritten Text Recognition technology.”

IntoThePast will be the website where archival materials are hosted and presented to the public for searching. SearchInk is the technology that converts handwritten text to searchable content. ARQI is the company that negotiates with archives to digitize their materials. And Qidenus Technologies is the parent company that has developed the patented products for book digitization.

IntoThePast will offer subscription services and it remains to be seen if they’ll offer a level of free service. It’s definitely a site worth watching if you have European ancestry!

IntoThePast join their launch listFollow them on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube and go to their website and join the launch list to enjoy 6 months of free premium membership.

October 7, 2017 |

#FamilyHistoryMonth – On Day 6 try Storyboard That

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On Day 6 of #FamilyHistoryMonth try the free version of Storyboard That, a site that allows you to create storyboards and comic strips online.

This would be a fun way to illustrate or tell a personal history.

I’m using it to create comic strip versions of my children’s daily lives. My kids aren’t inclined to journal so I have them draw at least one picture a week of something funny or embarrassing that happened. Now I can take their drawings and put them into digital comic strips that we can enjoy forever.

Here’s one I made from my own daily life:

A Storyboard That at OnGenealogy
I asked my son to get rid of the garbage in his room so he threw out items that were sentimental to me.

Panel 1: “Your room is a wreck. Here are some garbage bags. Throw away anything you don’t care about.”

Panel 2: Two hours later. “I’m done.”

Panel 3: Thrown away: his baby book, all K-6 artwork, anything sentimental.

Storyboard That’s award-winning, browser based Storyboard Creator is the perfect tool to create storyboards, graphic organizers, comics, and powerful visual assets for use in an education, business, or personal setting. The application includes many layouts, and hundreds of characters, scenes, and search items. Once a storyboard is created, the user can present via PowerPoint, Google Slides, or Apple Keynote, or they can email the storyboard, post to social media, or embed on a blog. Storyboards are stored in the users’ account for access anywhere, from any device, no download needed. Storyboard That helps anyone be creative and add a visual component to any and every idea.”

I want to try writing my own personal history through storyboards. I think this will make it more fun for me to write and more enjoyable for others to read someday.

experimenting-with-a-family-recipePanel 1: “Do you want my opinion on the brown sugar on the bottom of the banana bread?”

Panel 2: “Sure!”

Panel 3: “It’s a nightmare. And that’s being generous. I’m going to amputate the bottom.”

 

Storyboard That has several pricing options, including a free option with a watermark on your finished product. Other options include a Personal plan, an Educational plan for schools and teachers, and a Business plan.

I started with the free option, but I liked it so much and didn’t want the watermark on my comics, so I went with their Personal plan. Storyboard That’s Personal plan permits light usage for books and blogs. (It may be necessary to purchase a business plan for serious publishing endeavors-refer to their Terms of Use and Storyboard Copyright). They’re currently offering a sale on their Personal Plan, $19.99/quarter or  $59.99/year. They appear to have very generous terms for month-to-month usage and cancellation. (I’m not affiliated with them; I just love their product.)

Storyboard That has many language options. If you don’t see the language option at the top of the page, scroll to the bottom where you’ll see “Prefer a different language?” in a dark blue header and select the language of your choice.

Check out Storyboard That tutorials on YouTube or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, or Google+ for the latest news and offers. And best in your choices whether they’re fee or free!

 

October 5, 2017 |

#FamilyHistoryMonth Day 5 – Free AmericanAncestors Offerings

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On Day 5 of Family History Month, visit the founding genealogical organization in the United States, NEHGS or AmericanAncestors.org, and see what they’ve been up to since 1845.

The New England Historic Genealogical Society offers “family history researchers the most-used genealogical society website in the world. AmericanAncestors.org provides access to more than 1.4 billion records spanning twenty-two countries covering the United States, the British Isles, continental Europe, and beyond, including one of the most extensive online collections of early American genealogical records, the largest searchable collection of published genealogical research journals and magazines, and the largest collection of U.S Catholic records online.”

Sign up for a free guest account and you’ll have access to:

 

 

NEHGS Online Learning Resources

With your free guest account, you’ll also be able to access their online learning resources and watch family history webinars or read subject guides.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AmericanAncestors free scholarly articlesDon’t want to create a guest account? You can still visit their site and use their scholarly articles and town guides to assist your research.

You’ll also have free access to the first 76 volumes of the New England Historical Genealogical Register, a quarterly publication since 1847 which includes vital records, cemetery records, church records, land records, probate records, tax records, obituaries, and compiled genealogies.

There are also free, online surname and subject indexes for the first 50 volumes of The New England Historical and Genealogical Register.

 

 

 

NEHGS has multiple membership options and you can follow AmericanAncestors on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, Instagram, and Google+ for news on their latest collections and offers. They often have specials on their membership during the month of February, sometimes in October, and will usually offer free access during the week surrounding the Fourth of July. Best in your research, whether it’s fee or free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 4, 2017 |

#FamilyHistoryMonth Day 4 – Free FindMyPast Offerings

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FindMyPast is a family history company based in the UK and its primary focus is UK records but it also has U.S., Canada, and other collections as well.

 

FindMyPast has some exclusive images from UK parish records which are quite helpful if you have ancestry here. Some FindMyPast freebies include:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
1940 US Census free at FindMyPast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • US Billion Graves Index free at FindMyPastUS BillionGraves Index, FindMyPast lets you search the US BillionGraves index for free to find an ancestor’s burial site, which may include a birth and death date; you’ll need to register for free in order to see search results

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • US and Canada free BMD at FindMyPastUS & Canada birth, marriage, and death records (BMDs); you’ll need to register for free in order to see search results

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By registering for free at FindMyPast, you’ll get to try out their search system and use some of their collections. FindMyPast specializes in UK records with many original scanned images that won’t be found at other genealogy sites. These scanned images are only available with a subscription service.

Follow FindMyPast on Facebook, TwitterPinterest, YouTube, or Google+ for the latest offers and updates and best in your searches, whether they’re fee or free!

October 3, 2017 |

#FamilyHistoryMonth – see the latest free MyHeritage products

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Family History Month free MyHeritage products

 

 

On Day 3 of #FamilyHistoryMonth see the latest free MyHeritage products!

 

 

free MyHeritage family treeMyHeritage is a fee/subscription family history site specializing in

  • online family tree hosting and building

  • online digitized record searching

  • and DNA testing and matching.

In addition to these subscription services, they offer some free help to anyone with an interest in genealogy or family history.

 

Some free MyHeritage offers include:

 

  • free MyHeritage offersFree family tree building for basic sites with a limit of 250 people and 500 MB storage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • free MyHeritage DNA ethnicity estimate and DNA matchesUpload your DNA from Ancestry, FamilyTreeDNA, or 23andMe, and receive free Ethnicity Estimates and DNA Matches at MyHeritage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • free Family Tree Builder softwareFree genealogy software, Family Tree Builder, for download and use on your home computer, works with both PC and Mac computers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • free SuperSearch at MyHeritageFree SuperSearches with records from BillionGraves or the Social Security Death Index, other results are for subscribers only, but you’ll get an idea what’s available in more than 6 billion records at MyHeritage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Free MyHeritage book searchesFree book searches in a collection of more than 400,000 books and 85 million pages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • free Legacy Family Tree WebinarsFree weekly webinars at their subsidiary, Legacy Family Tree, you’ll need to pre-register to participate and the webinars remain free for one week after publication. Legacy Family Tree is a new acquisition by MyHeritage and you can follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MyHeritage offers several subscription packages and you can follow them on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, and Google+ for the latest promotions and product lines. Best in your searches, whether they’re fee or free!

 

 

October 2, 2017 |

#FamilyHistoryMonth – check out FamilySearch!

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Family History Month Day 1

October is Family History Month in the U.S. and OnGenealogy will celebrate the month by spotlighting a different genealogy website each day!

 

On Day 1 take a look at FamilySearch.org and all it has to offer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FamilySearch is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is free for everyone to use.

Things to do at FamilySearch:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy #FamilyHistoryMonth and best in your research, whether it’s fee or free!

October 1, 2017 |

End of September Genealogy deals

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RootsTech 2018 registration is open!

  • Visit RootsTech.org for more details and discounted pricing-up to $100 off the regularly priced package!

  • Visit the OnGenealogy Events page for updates and hotel information.

    VRBO rentals

  • You might also want to consider renting a home or apartment through vrbo.com or a similar site. (At vrbo.com I usually sort by “price low to high” and use the “more filters” to specify if I need internet, multiple bathrooms, etc. If you use the map feature to see which homes/apartments are closest to the Convention Center, the Salt Palace Convention Center is on the left/west side of West Temple between 200 South and South Temple. You’ll need to have a rental car or use a taxi/Uber/public transportation for many of these rentals. If you rent a car, there’s parking beneath the Convention Center for $10/day and I always get there before 9 am and have always been able to find parking. There’s other public parking as well, but this is the best parking for this convention.) I’ve used vrbo rentals in four different states with great results, but I’ve also seen properties that appeared to be scams, so read the property reviews and be cautious.

  • If you can’t attend in SLC, we’ll share their livestreaming, free class list when it’s announced!

 

 

Free Genealogy Webinars this week:

LegacyFamilyTree free webinars

 

 

 

 

 

 

FamilySearch September webinars free

 

 

 

 

 

BYU Family History Library Webinar Series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Genealogy Scams to be aware of

  • AARPs Fraud Watch Network, based in the United States, has an article on Social Media and Genealogy Scams that’s worth a look. Genealogy is a billion dollar industry and this article shares what to be wary of as you shop online or join genealogy sites.

 

 

Headstone Cleaning Techniques

  • The GazetteXtra has an article “Oak Hill Cemetery Preservation Society learns proper cleaning technique from national expert” which shares tips on how to properly clean headstones so we don’t damage them.

 

 

 

Save Your Photos Month is wrapping up!

 

 

Some fun ideas for September from the web include:

 

 

 

 

 

Other Genealogy Deals:

 

Blaine Bettinger Intro to DNA Crash Course free download book

 

Best in your research, whether it’s fee or free!

 

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September 24, 2017 |

RootsTech 2018 registration and other September specials!

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RootsTech 2018 registration opens Wednesday, September 20th!

  • Read the FamilySearch media release for more details and discounted pricing

  • Visit the OnGenealogy Events page for updates and hotel information

  • If you can’t attend in SLC, we’ll share their livestreaming, free class list when it’s announced!

 

 

 

Save Your Photos Month is wrapping up!

 

Some fun ideas for September from the web include:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Various Photobook companies are offering specials

  • QPhoto.co.za in South Africa is offering up to 30% off photo products

  • Mixbook is offering 50% off first time orders and has other sales as well

  • Chatbooks turns your Facebook posts into photobooks

  • Caroline Guntur the Swedish Organizer Organizing Your Photos offersThe Swedish Organizer has a free email course for organizing your photos. She is also offering 10% off her Digital Photo Organizing Masterclass. Join her email list for regular offers including a great freebie download, A Checklist for rounding up all your Digital Photos (something you need to do prior to organizing everything).

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

ScanMyPhotos September specials

  • ScanMyPhotos has several photo specials available and is still offering a deal on photo scanning that must be purchased now but can be redeemed any time in the next 6 months. Buy two boxes, get the third free. They ship you empty boxes for your photos, you ship them back and they scan and return all your photos. This amounts to around 6,000 photos scanned for $0.05 per photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Genealogy Deals:

 

Books

 

Blaine Bettinger Intro to DNA Crash Course free download book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handouts

Forces War Records free tutorials and guides

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Genealogy Webinars this week:

Free Legacy Family Tree Webinars for genealogy and family history

 

 

 

FamilySearch free genealogy webinars

 

 

 

 
BYU Family History Library Webinar Series

 

 

 

 

 

Best in your research, whether it’s fee or free!

 

September 18, 2017 |

Genealogy deals the week of September 11th

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This is the week if you have Nordic ancestors!!!

FamilySearch International is hosting the Nordic Family History Conference 2017 with both onsite and webinar offerings. This conference has regional classes for Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland and will be held Monday, September 11, 2017 through Friday, September 15, 2017.

Nordic Family History Conference 2017 schedule

 

 

Don’t forget September is Save Your Photos Month!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Various Photobook companies are offering specials

  • QPhoto.co.za in South Africa is offering 20% off photobooks, calendars, etc.

  • Mixbook is offering 50% off first time orders and has other sales as well

  • Chatbooks turns your Facebook posts into photobooks

  • Caroline Guntur the Swedish Organizer Organizing Your Photos offersThe Swedish Organizer has a free email course for organizing your photos. She is also offering 10% off her Digital Photo Organizing Masterclass. Join her email list for regular offers including a great freebie download, A Checklist for rounding up all your Digital Photos (something you need to do prior to organizing everything).

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

Scan My Photos buy 2 get 1 free deal

  • ScanMyPhotos is offering a deal on photo scanning that must be purchased now but can be redeemed any time in the next 6 months. Buy two boxes, get the third free. They ship you empty boxes for your photos, you ship them back and they scan and return all your photos. This amounts to around 6,000 photos scanned for $0.05 per photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Sale till Monday, September 11th, 11:59 pm ET

Ancestry 50 percent off sale

  • Ancestry.com is offering 30% – 50% off select Ancestry packages for first-time subscribers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Genealogy Deals:

 

Books

 

Blaine Bettinger Intro to DNA Crash Course free download book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handouts

Forces War Records free tutorials and guides

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Genealogy Webinars:

 

 

 

 

 

Best in your research, whether it’s fee or free!

 

September 10, 2017 |

Labor Day Weekend Genealogy Deals!

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Follow the OnGenealogy blog for fee and free genealogy deals.

 

Save Your Photos monthSeptember is Save Your Photos Month.

SaveYourPhotos.org has a link to events worldwide. Watch your favorite photo sites for sales and specials in September.

Tips for water damaged photos Hurricane Harvey

In light of Hurricane Harvey and Save Your Photos month, ScanMyPhotos has a timely article with 8 tips for saving water damaged photos.

 

Free on Saturday

SCGS free webinar Irish History and Records

 

Free through Sunday

 

LFT free Disaster Planning Guide download

 

On Sale through Monday:

 

DNA tests

MyHeritageDNA sale

  • MyHeritage DNA, Labor Day Sale, now through September 4th, MyHeritage DNA tests are $69, marked down $30 from their regular price of $99, not including taxes or shipping, order two kits for half price shipping, order three or more kits for free shipping

Mixbook photo books on Sale Labor Day weekend

 

Free through Monday

 

Records

Ancestry free Labor Day weekend records

 

Other Genealogy Deals:

 

Photo Scanning

Scan My Photos buy 2 get 1 free deal

  • ScanMyPhotos, ScanMyPhotos is offering a deal on photo scanning that must be purchased now but can be redeemed any time in the next 6 months. Buy two boxes, get the third free. They ship you empty boxes for your photos, you ship them back and they scan and return all your photos. This amounts to around 6,000 photos scanned for $0.05 per photo.

 

DNA Tests

AncestryDNA sale

  • AncestryDNA, extended sale, AncestryDNA tests are $79, marked down $20 from their regular price of $99, not including taxes, shipping is free if mailed in the United States

FamilyTreeDNA sale

  • FamilyTree DNA, extended sale, FamilyTree DNA is offering 20% or more off various DNA tests

 

Books

 

Blaine Bettinger Intro to DNA Crash Course free download book

 

Handouts

Forces War Records free tutorials and guides

 

Free Genealogy Webinars:

Legacy Family Tree free webinars

 

Family History Library free webinars week of September 4

 

Best in your research, whether it’s fee or free!

 

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