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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Fee or Free African American Newspapers

African American newspapers are one place to look for news about black communities that wasn't always reported in the popular press. It's possible to find names, marriages, and births and deaths in these collections. (And for African American research you won't want to limit yourself to strictly African American newspapers, just don't overlook them.) I'm easily distracted in newspaper research and find myself just reading random articles which isn't a very efficient use of time, but I have one relative I could only trace through newspapers. He was in the theater circuit and moved from city to city and lied about his age. I found his family by following him through newspapers. They're a valuable resource but it's easy to get sidetracked and just soak up the historical context. That's my disclaimer if you lose a day or more in newspapers.     Fee/Subscription African American Newspapers Accessible Archives Accessible Archives has 9 African American newspapers …
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Free Historical Newspapers for Genealogy and Family History

It's funny to realize there's a generation growing up that doesn't know what a newspaper is because they've never anticipated the Sunday comics or had a newspaper route, and there are older generations who are intimidated by mastering the new skill of searching newspapers online. But that's where the papers have gone, online. If you need a kick in the pants, recruit a young person to get you started in online newspaper research. They won't even know what a newspaper is, but point them in the right direction and they'll help you find pay dirt. However you do it, go online and start researching your family in historical newspapers. It can be a family history goldmine! Newspapers are great for birth and marriage announcements, obituaries, society pages, business news, legal woes, and historical context. We have some ancestors who were in the theatre business and the best information we have on them has come from newspapers. We can follow their show around the east coast and rea…
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