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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MyHeritage DNA Thanksgiving Sale Going on Now

    Now through November 23rd, MyHeritage DNA is having a Thanksgiving Sale on their DNA kits. Kits are 40% off--$59 instead of $99--and if you buy 3 or more kits, shipping is free! These would be a great gift for family members. We wish we'd thought to test our older family members before they died. I've taken a MyHeritage DNA test and included with the test is: two swabs vs. spit, you swab inside your mouth and place the swabs in vials to be tested vs. spitting into a container (my apologies if this is TMI but filling up a vial with spit might set off your gag reflex) an ethnicity estimate, broken down into as many as 42 ethnicity groups, with links to share to social media or print for your records (I was surprised to have an estimate that included Finnish ethnicity) DNA Matches from MyHeritage - these show the percentage of shared DNA, shared segments, largest segment, and estimated relationship to that person (I have 189 to review,…
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