Here's a 5-minute video tour of the RootsTech Connect 2021 Genealogy Convention.
At the end of the convention hall tour is a 5-minute video explanation of Relatives at Rootstech, a new and improved feature that you can take advantage of from the comfort of your own home or office. There's also a free Surname Search tool if you haven't added yourself to the FamilySearch family tree (so they can't compute your Relatives at RootsTech).
Be sure to visit www.rootstech.org, join Relatives at RootsTech, and see if we're related. I'm Alyson Tayler (maiden name) in the FamilySearch tree so that's how to search for me. And visit the Expo Hall vendors for free Conference swag and promotions.
Some promotions and swag include: subscription discounts, free downloadable books, free downloadable genealogy magazines, resources from genealogy societies, and at the OnGenealogy booth I have a couple of free, fillable-pdf family tree art 8x10s you can download, fill out on y…
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:
Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850
Worcester County, MA: Index to Probate Records, 1731-1881
Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati
Follow the OnGenealogy blog this summer for free genealogy deals. As I see offers on genealogy company sites I'll add them to the blog and share them on Facebook and Twitter.
Some free deals this week include:
AmericanAncestors free records access for their entire collection - create a guest account (remember you don't need to use a credit card to create your free account)
Ancestry.com free records access for the original 13 colonies - just create a guest account (remember you don't need to use a credit card to create your free account)
Free Genealogy Webinars
Legacy Family Tree Webinars "Canada's Top 10" by Kathryn Lake Hogan, free through Wednesday, July 5th
Legacy Family Tree Webinars "Censational Census Strategies" by Mary Kircher Roddy, Wednesday, July 5th, must pre-register (free)
Legacy Family Tree Webinars "Google Books" by Lisa Louise Cooke, Wednesday, July 12th, mu…
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