FREE – DNA test uploads & forever features at MyHeritage DNA – thru 18 Dec 2019

This week only, MyHeritage is offering Forever FREE access to advanced DNA features on kits uploaded by December 18, 2019 at midnight (no $29 annual fee to unlock the kit).*   This means:   if you've already DNA tested at 23andMe, AncestryDNA, FamilyTreeDNA, or LivingDNA and can access your test results (instructions below), you can download those test results from your provider and upload them (before December 18th at midnight) to MyHeritage DNA and be grandfathered in to free advanced features forever. (Usually you pay a $29/year unlock fee to get these features.)   if you missed the deadline last December 16, 2018, to be grandfathered in to the free advanced DNA features, you can re-upload your DNA to get grandfathered in to this deal for free advanced features/no annual unlock fee.   NOTE: MyHeritage will not automatically change the fees/features for your existing uploads. If one or more of your DNA uploads is not already grandfathered in to fre…
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County Histories

County Histories Vital records, land records, tax records, and voting records are some records potentially kept at the county level. Many county histories include the history of the area, the early inhabitants and notable people, early officers and representatives, military service, the geology, roads, and waterways and more. County histories can provide valuable information about our ancestors and the information may include women, for whom records are often more difficult to obtain.

This post will be updated to include US County Histories by locality.
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Arolsen Archives Holocaust Records FREE at

Ancestry and Arolsen Archives have partnered to digitize Holocaust records from the Arolsen Archives that will always be free to search at

"These new records will be accessible globally to the public – members and non-members alike – on on a permanent basis."

The collection includes:

Africa, Asia and Europe Passenger Lists of Displaced Persons (1946-1971): This collection tracks people relocated by the war as they journeyed to rebuild their lives. It includes displaced persons leaving Germany and other European ports and airports between 1946-1971. The majority of the immigrants listed in this collection are displaced persons - Holocaust survivors, former concentration camp inmates and forced laborers, as well as refugees from Central and Eastern European countries and certain non-European countries. (1.7MM records/300K images)

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