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…
Follow the OnGenealogy blog for fee and free genealogy deals.
Fee items that are still on sale include:
AncestryDNA, now through August 15th, AncestryDNA tests are $69, marked down $30 from their regular price of $99, not including taxes, shipping is free if mailed in the United States
FamilyTree DNA, now through August 31st, FamilyTree DNA is offering 20% or more off various DNA tests
MyHeritage DNA, now through August 20th, 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
Printable family trees:
GedTree is celebrating their recent launch with 25% off any order of a single …
I thought I'd throw this one out there because I was surprised to learn what a near monopoly the National Records of Scotland (Scotland's Archives) has on Scottish records, including census records.
There are censuses for Scotland every 10 years starting in 1801 (they didn't take one during WWII in 1941). Scotland has a 100-year privacy rule so the 1911 Scotland Census is the most recent census available to the public. The 1841 Scotland Census is the first year the censuses took names of residents so I'll start with options for this census. Spoiler alert: it's a tad bleak.
ScotlandsPeople - the online census website for the National Records of Scotland, i.e. a government-owned website. This is a fee site and it's not cheap. It is the only online site with an index AND images.
FindMyPast - this is a subscription site with an 1851 index, no images available
Ancestry - this is a subscription site with an 1851 index, no images available
FreeCen - this is…
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