Contest: Win a 6-month Ancestry.com Membership

Win a FREE 6-month U.S. Discovery Membership to Ancestry.com

At GeneaBloggers.com, we often receive items from vendors in the genealogy world to promote products, services and even television shows! Well the folks at TLC, host of Who Do You Think You Are?, were generous and recently sent a press kit for the show – a press kit filled with goodies!

One of these goodies is a FREE 6-month U.S. Discovery Membership to Ancestry.com valued at $99 USD. You can WIN this great prize by entering our latest contest here.

Note: you will have to do a little sleuthing in order to enter. First, click here to check out the Unofficial Guide to Ancestry and scroll down to the Product Description. Write down the number of pages in the book – you’ll need that number to enter the contest!

And once you’ve entered, return to the contest and share that “lucky link” URL via social media and send to friends. You’ll receive FIVE additional entries for each friend who uses your link to enter the contest!

Enter by 12;00 noon on Friday 1 May, 2015. We’ll announce the winner at 2:00pm on Friday 1 May 2015 on the GeneaBloggers page on Facebook.

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Genealogy Bargains for Tuesday 28 April 2015

Save 42% on the Phillip Whitney Bronze Family Tree, measures 20 x 18 inches and comes with 6 photo frames (you can purchase additional frames too!) – now only $30.99 plus free shipping with Amazon Prime!

UPDATED GENEALOGY BARGAINS for Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Save 26% on the Haven Family Tree Metal Collage Frame (see image above) which is 28 x 28 inches and has 9 photo frames – now only $40.91 plus free shipping with Amazon Prime!

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EXCLUSIVE! FindMyPast 50% Off Sale – good for ALL 12-month subscriptions and ALL countries – for United States (link), United Kingdom (link), Ireland (link), Australia (link) and New Zealand (link). Use promo code FMPFIRST50 and remember offer expires April 30th at 11:59 pm local time – via FindMyPast.

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  • 30% off HistoryLines – a new way to incorporate history and build life sketches for your ancestors! Click here for more information – use promo code EARLYBIRD30 to save 30% off the regular subscription price.

A special discount of 34% percent off the new book How to Archive Family Photos by Denise Levenick - here's how to get the special coupon code!

  • Save 34% on How to Archive Family Photos – right now Shop Family Tree has an offer to save 27% off this amazing book by Denise Levenick – normally $25.99, now $18.99 on pre-order. BUT I discovered a FURTHER DISCOUNT! Use promo code SFT2015 at checkout, and save another $1.90 which means a total savings of 34%

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90% Off – The ABCs of Gravestone Symbols

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“Evidentia not only solves the problems facing the genealogy community, but also simplifies the process of analyzing evidence and creating proof arguments while still following the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS).” There is also a FREE 14-day trial available! If you haven’t checked out this amazing software, you really it owe to yourself and your genealogy research to do so!

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Tuesday, 28 April 2015

On 28 April 1789, the most famous of all naval mutinies occurred on board HMS Bounty. Captain of the Bounty was Lieutenant William Bligh, an able seaman and a mean-tempered disciplinarian. The ship, with a load of breadfruit tree plants from Tahiti, was bound for Jamaica. Fletcher Christian, leader of the mutiny, put Bligh and 18 of his loyal followers adrift in a 23-foot open boat. Miraculously Bligh and all of his supporters survived a 47-day voyage of more than 3,600 miles, before landing on the island of Timor, June 14, 1789. In the meantime, Christian had put all of the remaining crew (excepting 8 men and himself) ashore at Tahiti, where he picked up 18 Tahitians (6 men and 12 women) and set sail again. Landing at Pitcairn Island in 1790 (probably uninhabited at the time), they burned the Bounty and remained undiscovered for 18 years, when an American whaler, the Topaz, called at the island (1808) and found only one member of the mutinous crew surviving. However, the little colony had thrived and, when counted by the British in 1856, numbered 194 persons.

On 28 April 1789, the most famous of all naval mutinies occurred on board HMS Bounty. Captain of the Bounty was Lieutenant William Bligh, an able seaman and a mean-tempered disciplinarian. The ship, with a load of breadfruit tree plants from Tahiti, was bound for Jamaica. Fletcher Christian, leader of the mutiny, put Bligh and 18 of his loyal followers adrift in a 23-foot open boat. Miraculously Bligh and all of his supporters survived a 47-day voyage of more than 3,600 miles, before landing on the island of Timor, June 14, 1789. In the meantime, Christian had put all of the remaining crew (excepting 8 men and himself) ashore at Tahiti, where he picked up 18 Tahitians (6 men and 12 women) and set sail again. Landing at Pitcairn Island in 1790 (probably uninhabited at the time), they burned the Bounty and remained undiscovered for 18 years, when an American whaler, the Topaz, called at the island (1808) and found only one member of the mutinous crew surviving. However, the little colony had thrived and, when counted by the British in 1856, numbered 194 persons.


Today is Tuesday, 28 April 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: Biological Clock Gene Discovered – Anniversary, James Monroe’s Birthday – Anniversary, Mutiny on the Bounty – Anniversary, and Oskar Schindler’s Birthday – Anniversary.

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