Fee or Free Genealogy Stuff the week of August 14th

  Follow the OnGenealogy blog for fee and free genealogy deals.   Fee items that are still on sale include:   DNA tests: 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 …
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Free Genealogy offerings the week of July 4th

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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US Census Records – Fee or Free Comparison Chart

Here's a comparison chart of US Census Records available at FamilySearch and some partner websites including AmericanAncestors, Ancestry, FindMyPast, and MyHeritage. Each title links to a record collection. FamilySearch is the only entirely free collection but you can use the other links to get a feel for the look of each site. AmericanAncestors links to a general search window and you'll need to select the database, "United State Census ..." "Index only" means a site provides a name index, which is information extracted from the handwritten census record. This usually includes every name in the census, the census year, the place the record was collected, the age and gender of the family member, and possibly information about other family members living at the residence, etc. "Index and Images" means the site provides the index and an image of the handwritten census record. The image allows you to verify the extracted information, and possibly see other census information no…
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