Genealogy Bargains for Wednesday 2 July 2015

FREE ACCESS at Ancestry.com this weekend! Free access to more than 160 million birth, marriage, death, and divorce records from the original 13 colonies – ends July 5th via Ancestry

UPDATED GENEALOGY BARGAINS for Thursday, July 2, 2015

New Deals

	20% off AncestryDNA kit – sale ends July 6th – via Ancestry

FREE 8.5" x 11.25" photo book! $34.99 value. Offer ends July 14th – via MyPublisher

Ongoing Deals

 Free access to The Great Migration database at American Ancestors – now through July 8th, the New England Historic Genealogical Society has opened up access to its entire set of Great Migration materials, representing all immigrants to New England, 1620-1640 – via American Ancestors

	FREE access to Revolutionary War records at fold3 – now through July 15th, access Revolutionary War Pensions, Revolutionary War Service Records and more!

Win a FREE AncestryDNA Kit – enter to win in this contest from GeneaBloggers and you could be on your way to locating new cousins and breaking down brick walls! Valued at $99 USD via GeneaBloggers.

  • Win a FREE AncestryDNA Kit – enter to win in this contest from GeneaBloggers and you could be on your way to locating new cousins and breaking down brick walls! Valued at $99 USD via GeneaBloggers.

Save 17.76% on all items at Zazzle! Create customized items using family photo or purchase genealogy fun stuff! Use promo code CELEBRATEUSA now through July 4th.

Save 30% on Elizabeth Shown Mills' new QuickSheet: Citing Genetic Sources for History Research Evidence! Style – use promo code SS30 at checkout - this code is good for ALL items at Genealogical Publishing Company

The latest bargains and freebies related to genealogy and family history from MyHeritage, Family Tree Magazine and more - new listings for Thurs 12 March 2015!

  • SPECIAL DISCOUNT on Evidentia Software – for fans and followers of Genealogy Bargains – use promo code HIDEFGEN at checkout and get 15% off the list price – you pay $25.49 instead of $29.99 – via Evidentia

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Thursday, 2 July 2015

July 2, 1964. President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race in public accommodations, in publicly owned or operated facilities, in employment and union membership and in the registration of voters. The bill included Title VI, which allowed for the cutoff of federal funding in areas where discrimination persisted.

July 2, 1964. President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race in public accommodations, in publicly owned or operated facilities, in employment and union membership and in the registration of voters. The bill included Title VI, which allowed for the cutoff of federal funding in areas where discrimination persisted.


Today is Thursday, 2 July 2015, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Amelia Earhart Disappears – Anniversary, Civil Rights Act of 1964 – Anniversary, President Garfield Assassinated – Anniversary, Lawrence Walk Show premieres – Anniversary, and St. Louis Race Riots – Anniversary.

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Announcing Cycle 3 of the Genealogy Do-Over

The Genealogy Do-Over is restarting! Cycle 2 begins on Friday 3 July 2015 at GeneaBloggers - so if you missed your chance, join us on the next journey!

Back on 15 December 2014, I made a big announcement: I was getting rid of 20+ years of past genealogy research and starting over. Some people said I was crazy. Some people said the idea was just “stupid” and wasteful.

But almost 8,000 genealogists and family historians have either been actively participating in this crazy project or have followed it over at the Genealogy Do-Over Facebook Group. Many have said that they finally have a methodology and format for research that they can live with AND that can bring them results.

Still more have taken the collaborative effort to heart and have shared their own work, their own templates as well as tips and tricks. The Genealogy Do-Over has been as close to a “genealogy hack-athon” and an exercise in group problem solving as I could want.

I want to thank . . .

  • everyone who has stuck it out to the end of Week 13 in either Cycle 1, Cycle 2 or both Cycles;
  • everyone who admitted they needed more time and made the 13-week schedule work for them;
  • those who simply followed discussions and promised they’d join in for Cycle 3;
  • those who didn’t want to do a complete “do-over” so development a review of their previous research;
  • every vendor who offered a special discount coupon or free item for participants; and
  • everyone who helped spread the word and took time to explain the craziness that is the Genealogy Do-Over

Cycle 3 – Genealogy Do-Over

So we start again on Friday, 3 July 2015 back at Week 1. To get ready, here are some things you can do, whether you are a repeat participant from Cycle 1, Cycle 2 or brand new with Cycle 3:

  • Read the original announcement from 15 December that outline what motivated me to create the Genealogy Do-Over
  • Review the Schedule of Topics for Cycle 3 here
  • Look for the “Introduce Yourself” post at the Facebook Group for Cycle 3 – say hello to everyone!
  • Sign up for the email list here to receive each week’s topic info vial e-mail

I will be actively participating in Cycle 3 as I did with Cycle 1 and Cycle 2.

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So stay tuned, bookmark http://www.genealogydo-over.com and watch for the Week 1 post on Friday 3 July 2015!

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