Fee and Free Genealogy during COVID-19

COVID-19 got you down? Me too! We're quarantined at home but with internet access there is plenty to do in the Genealogy World. Here are some fee and free ideas & offerings:

 

Have a Library Card? Your library building may be closed, but it's open online. Check your local library online and see what digital resources they offer. During Covid-19, Ancestry has made its Library edition available remotely in some locations (this is usually only available onsite at the library). This means you may be able to login to your library's portal, with your library card, and have FREE Ancestry.com at home for the next few weeks. Also, see what other databases your Library pays for. Here are some that might be of interest.Watch a free Family History webinar online. Here's a list of free classes offered by FamilySearch this month. Also register for a free webinar at Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Some of their past webinars are free to view, and others require membership …
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Free Family Tree Art

Go to FamilySearch and create some free family tree art and then download the file and print on your own.

 

Choose any of these four options...or make one of each!

 

 

 

FamilySearch always has this Family Tree Keepsake available, but you need to know the link and right now they've spotlighted the keepsake on the front page of their website.

 

 

 

A few tips: Arrow through the trees to select your favorite styleOpt out of the background color if you prefer a white backgroundIf you only want immediate family, only select Include Spouse and Include Children Use Add Family Members to build your tree if necessaryUse the Refresh button to cycle through repeated options for names and how they're displayed on any treeSelect Download for any creation you might like--you don't have the ability to go back and see it again

 

Family Tree Keepsakes are a great gift and …
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Genealogy Emergency Preparedness – How to Walk Away with Just Your Phone

We had a wildfire scare last weekend so I asked my boys which of their things they would have wanted me to save if we'd had to evacuate? After humans and pets, my boys said the only things they would want were phone chargers and some clothes.   Wrap your head around that one. Phone chargers was their number one item. I would not have thought to grab phone chargers.   After last year's devastating fire in Paradise, it has become clear that sometimes you have to leave your home quickly and let everything go.     I now have a Best-Case Plan and a Worst-Case Plan for my genealogy. First, the optimistic scenario.     Best Case Plan: What Would You Save? Our valuables, necessities, and meaningful items vary greatly. Here's a list of items you might care about. If it really matters, it should be digital or as portable as possible.   Everyday Items PeoplePetsPrescriptions (consider health/prescription a…
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