Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, 28 August 2015

Aug 28, 1963. More than 250,000 people attended this civil rights rally at Washington, DC, at which Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, made his famous “I have a dream” speech.

Aug 28, 1963. More than 250,000 people attended this civil rights rally at Washington, DC, at which Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, made his famous “I have a dream” speech.


Today is Friday, 28 August 2015, and here is what’s available in terms of events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Genealogy Items of Note

  • Today: Death of Emmitt Till – Anniversary and March on Washington – Anniversary.

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Tom Bergeron featured on Who Do You Think You Are? Sunday on TLC

Television host Tom Bergeron finds his French-Canadian roots on the next episode of Who Do You Think You Are?, Sunday, August 30th at 9/8c on TLC.

Tom Bergeron investigates his French-Canadian roots on his father’s side to find out what brought his ancestors to North America on a new episode of Who Do You Think You Are? airing this Sunday, August 30 at 9/8c on TLC.

Television host Tom Bergeron sets out to unravel the murky history of his paternal roots. Tracing back over 400 years, he uncovers the dramatic story of his 10x great-grandparents, who endured brutal warfare and starvation in France. Then Tom follows their daughter, who was orphaned as a teenager and bravely set off across the Atlantic, playing a significant role in establishing the New World.

The Tom Bergeron episode airs on Sunday 30 August 2015, 9:00 pm Eastern / 8:00 pm Central on TLC. Check your local television listings for the exact time in your location.

Photo credit: Photo courtesy of TLC. Used by permission.

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Genealogy Bargains for Thursday 27 August 2015

Exclusive savings - 30% off on Folder Marker Pro! Many participants in the Genealogy Do-Over had started to use Folder Marker to help organize their digital genealogy folders and documents. Use promo code GBFMP0815 and save. Valid through September 1st. Via FolderMarker.com.

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  • Exclusive savings – 30% off on Folder Marker Pro! Many participants in the Genealogy Do-Over had started to use Folder Marker to help organize their digital genealogy folders and documents. Use promo code GBFMP0815 and save. Valid through September 1st. Via FolderMarker.com.

Ancestry Free Access to UK and Ireland Records! Beginning Friday August 28th through Monday August 31st*, get FREE access to more than 1 billion UK records.

  • Ancestry Free Access to UK and Ireland Records! Beginning Friday August 28th through Monday August 31st*, get FREE access to more than 1 billion UK records. For US Ancestry subscribers, if you have a World subscription, you already have access to these records. Otherwise, make sure you LOGOUT of your Ancestry.com account before using the link to access the AncestryUK site.*Access to the records in the featured collections will be free from 28 August until 11:59 p.m. GMT on 31 August 2015. To view these records you will need to register for free with Ancestry.co.uk with your name and email address. We will then send you a username and password to access the records. After the free access period ends, you will only be able to view the records in the featured collections using an Ancestry.co.uk paid membership.

FREE webinar recording – German Names and Naming Patterns presented by James M. Beidler – click here to view! Free now through September 2nd. Via Legacy Family Tree Webinars

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10% Off All Books at Blurb! It is never too early to get a jump start on the holidays! Use promo code GATHER10 now through August 29th – via Blurb

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