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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Fee or Free – Online Family Trees

Here's a quick look at some Fee and Free Family Tree offerings. Fee Family Trees and Limited-free Family Trees MyHeritage I have a premium family tree on MyHeritage and with their premium offering I have multiple separate trees (one I uploaded for my family, one I uploaded for my husband's family, and one I uploaded for my cousin's take on our shared ancestry). I love the Smart Matches (tree to tree matching of ancestors), Record Matches (tree to record matches of ancestors), Record Detective II matches (the hints they send when someone from one record you've sourced to an ancestor matches info on that ancestor from another source at MyHeritage), and the Book Matching (tree to book matches-they constantly search online books collections for you). I have hundreds of potential tree matches at MyHeritage and thousands of potential Records Matches. I also have DNA matches at MyHeritage.  MyHeritage's tree only has the "ancestral view" which goes from the bottom (you or your ch…
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Free Ancestry Record Collections Online

Another idea for #FamilyHistoryMonth is to check out the free Ancestry record collections online.     There are hundreds of free record collections available at Ancestry.com for those without a subscription membership. They're listed in alphabetical order and you'll need to use the right column scroll feature to see all available collections. Some of these record collections are indexes and some include an index and images. "Index only" collections are labeled "Free Index". You may need to create a free account after using the free databases but this account will be free, limited, and not require a trial-membership to continue looking at the free records. Don't submit credit card information or you'll be signing up for a free trial that will auto-renew. And if while searching, you're asked for a credit card number, you're trying to search a subscription-only collection. Happy Hunting! #FamilyHistoryMonth
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