Genealogy Blogging Beat – Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Aug 24– 25, 1814. British forces briefly invaded and raided Washington, DC, burning the Capitol, the president’s house and most other public buildings. President James Madison and other high US government officials fled to safety until British troops (not knowing the strength of their position) departed the city two days later.

Aug 24– 25, 1814. British forces briefly invaded and raided Washington, DC, burning the Capitol, the president’s house and most other public buildings. President James Madison and other high US government officials fled to safety until British troops (not knowing the strength of their position) departed the city two days later.


Today is Wednesday, 24 August 2016, and here is what’s available in terms of genealogy blogging and other related events in the Genealogy World:

Genealogy Blogging Items of Note

  • Today: St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre – Anniversary, Eruption of Vesuvius – Anniversary, and British Invade Washington – War of 1812 Anniversary.

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Genealogy Bargains for Tuesday 23 August 2016

Polish Genealogy Cheat Sheet by Lisa A. Alzo from Shop Family Tree - “Trace your Polish ancestors back to the old country! This eight-page Polish Genealogy Cheat Sheet is designed to quickly deliver the information you need to understand the records of your Polish ancestors, with quick guides to the most important aspects of Polish geography, language, history and records.” Use promo code SFTTHOMAS16 at checkout and save 15% - the regular price of $9.99 becomes $8.49! Click here to purchase - via Shop Family Tree

UPDATED GENEALOGY BARGAINS for Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Don’t forget that 5% of all revenue generated by Genealogy Bargains is given back to the genealogy community! Check out The Genealogy Fairy for more information!

NEW Genealogy Bargains

Polish Genealogy Cheat Sheet by Lisa A. Alzo from Shop Family Tree - “Trace your Polish ancestors back to the old country! This eight-page Polish Genealogy Cheat Sheet is designed to quickly deliver the information you need to understand the records of your Polish ancestors, with quick guides to the most important aspects of Polish geography, language, history and records.” Use promo code SFTTHOMAS16 at checkout and save 15% - the regular price of $9.99 becomes $8.49! Click here to purchase - via Shop Family Tree

  • Polish Genealogy Cheat Sheet by Lisa A. Alzo from Shop Family Tree – “Trace your Polish ancestors back to the old country! This eight-page Polish Genealogy Cheat Sheet is designed to quickly deliver the information you need to understand the records of your Polish ancestors, with quick guides to the most important aspects of Polish geography, language, history and records.”  Use promo code SFTTHOMAS16 at checkout and save 15% – the regular price of $9.99 becomes $8.49! Click here to purchase – via Shop Family Tree

Czech and Slovak Genealogy Cheat Sheet by Lisa A. Alzo from Shop Family Tree - “Trace your Eastern European ancestors back to the old country! This eight-page Czech and Slovak Genealogy Cheat Sheet is designed to quickly deliver the information you need to understand the records of your Czech and Slovak ancestors, with a quick overview of how to find your Czech and Slovak ancestry and quick guides to the most important aspects of Czech and Slovak geography, language, history and records.” Use promo code SFTTHOMAS16 at checkout and save 15% - the regular price of $9.99 becomes $8.49! Click here to purchase - via Shop Family Tree

  • Czech and Slovak Genealogy Cheat Sheet by Lisa A. Alzo from Shop Family Tree – “Trace your Eastern European ancestors back to the old country! This eight-page Czech and Slovak Genealogy Cheat Sheet is designed to quickly deliver the information you need to understand the records of your Czech and Slovak ancestors, with a quick overview of how to find your Czech and Slovak ancestry and quick guides to the most important aspects of Czech and Slovak geography, language, history and records.” Use promo code SFTTHOMAS16 at checkout and save 15% – the regular price of $9.99 becomes $8.49! Click here to purchase – via Shop Family Tree

EXPIRING SOON Genealogy Bargains

You won't see another sale Family Tree DNA like this until the holidays! Get the Family Finder DNA test kit for 30% off - now only $69!

  • Amazing Summer Sale at Family Tree DNA – save $30 on Family Finder DNA test kit, normally $99, now just $69!  While sales at other genealogy DNA vendors occur frequently, it is rare to have a sale this good and on a great product! Click here to save – via Family Tree DNA

ONGOING Genealogy Bargains

Discover Your Roots 2016 Issue - special annual edition from Family Tree Magazine! “Discover Your Roots is an annual guide to getting started in genealogy research. Here, you’ll find articles written by seasoned genealogists sharing how to best research your ancestors, how to make the use of online resources, tips for organizing your research and more. In addition to these, you’ll find a workbook full of forms designed to help you better plan and record your family history research.” Only $9.99! Click here for digital download (no shipping fee!) and click here for the print edition (use promo code ROOTS for FREE SHIPPING!) - via Shop Family Tree

  • Discover Your Roots 2016 Issue – special annual edition from Family Tree Magazine! “Discover Your Roots is an annual guide to getting started in genealogy research. Here, you’ll find articles written by seasoned genealogists sharing how to best research your ancestors, how to make the use of online resources, tips for organizing your research and more. In addition to these, you’ll find a workbook full of forms designed to help you better plan and record your family history research.” Only $9.99! Click here for digital download (no shipping fee!) and click here for the print edition – via Shop Family Tree. ALSO! Don’t forget to use promo code SFTTHOMAS16 to save 15% – the final price is $8.49!

Save 77% on Genealogist’s iPad Power Pack from Shop Family Tree - normally $206.41, now just $59.99 - “Outfit your iPad with everything you need to pursue your genealogy. Packed with great tools, you'll have everything you need to research your family tree on the go with this fantastic collection. Discover time saving tools for accomplishing your research, organization tips for your digital photos and bust down brick walls, and use the guidebooks and pocket references to look up the information you need while you're out researching. With everything in one place, doing your research will be a breeze!” Click here to save - via Shop Family Tree

  • Save 77% on Genealogist’s iPad Power Pack from Shop Family Tree – normally $206.41, now just $59.99 – “Outfit your iPad with everything you need to pursue your genealogy. Packed with great tools, you’ll have everything you need to research your family tree on the go with this fantastic collection. Discover time saving tools for accomplishing your research, organization tips for your digital photos and bust down brick walls, and use the guidebooks and pocket references to look up the information you need while you’re out researching. With everything in one place, doing your research will be a breeze!” Click here to save – via Shop Family Tree

Twisted Twigs is holding its second annual Labor Day sale!

  • Special Labor Day Military Records Contest from Twisted Twigs – Enter the Twisted Twigs Military Labor Day Contest this week and you could win one of these military record retrieval packages: 1) Pension/Service Record Combo – a full US Military Pension File PLUS a Military Service Record – valued at $110 USD; 2) a full US Military Pension File – valued at $80 USD; or 3) a Military Service Record – valued at $30 USD. Don’t forget you could win if you enter by 11:50 pm CDT on Wednesday 24 August 2016. Click here to enter!

FREE Webinar - Using Findmypast to Unlock Your Irish Ancestry presented by Brian Donovan, Wednesday, August 24th, 1:00 pm Central - “There are over 100 million unique Irish genealogical records at findmypast.com, by far the largest collection anywhere online. But using them well is the subject of this talk. Brian will talk through the many collections available online, focusing on those records which are most valuable for Irish research.” Click here to register - via Legacy Family Tree Webinars

  • FREE Webinar – Using Findmypast to Unlock Your Irish Ancestry presented by Brian Donovan, Wednesday, August 24th, 1:00 pm Central – “There are over 100 million unique Irish genealogical records at findmypast.com, by far the largest collection anywhere online. But using them well is the subject of this talk. Brian will talk through the many collections available online, focusing on those records which are most valuable for Irish research.” Click here to register – via Legacy Family Tree Webinars

GeneaBloggers continues its special affiliation with NEHGS - enjoy savings on these select publications during August 2016!

Everyday Low Prices on Genealogy and Family History! Dig deeper into your ancestry with the genealogy books and family tree software that have helped so many other genealogists and general hobbyists discover their past, Enjoy your ancestry lookup to the fullest, right from the start, and learn to research by state, research your family heritage, dive into genealogy records, and step back in time by using family photos and heirlooms to unlock your family’s secrets.” And use promo code SFTTHOMAS16 at checkout and save an additional 15%! Click here to save - via Shop Family Tree

  • Everyday Low Prices on Genealogy and Family History! Dig deeper into your ancestry with the genealogy books and family tree software that have helped so many other genealogists and general hobbyists discover their past, Enjoy your ancestry lookup to the fullest, right from the start, and learn to research by state, research your family heritage, dive into genealogy records, and step back in time by using family photos and heirlooms to unlock your family’s secrets.” And use promo code SFTTHOMAS16 at checkout and save an additional 15%! Click here to save – via Shop Family Tree

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Aug 23, 1927. Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were electrocuted at the Charlestown, MA, prison on this date. Convicted of a shoe factory payroll robbery during which a guard had been killed, Sacco and Vanzetti maintained their innocence to the end. Six years of appeals marked this American cause célèbre during which substantial evidence was presented to show that both men were elsewhere at the time of the crime. On the 50th anniversary of their execution, Massachusetts Governor Michael S. Dukakis proclaimed Aug 23, 1977, a memorial day, noting that the 1921 trial had been “permeated by prejudice.”

Aug 23, 1927. Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were electrocuted at the Charlestown, MA, prison on this date. Convicted of a shoe factory payroll robbery during which a guard had been killed, Sacco and Vanzetti maintained their innocence to the end. Six years of appeals marked this American cause célèbre during which substantial evidence was presented to show that both men were elsewhere at the time of the crime. On the 50th anniversary of their execution, Massachusetts Governor Michael S. Dukakis proclaimed Aug 23, 1977, a memorial day, noting that the 1921 trial had been “permeated by prejudice.”


Today is Tuesday, 23 August 2016, and here is what’s available in terms of genealogy blogging and other related events in the Genealogy Blogging world:

Genealogy Blogging Items of Note

  • Today: Gene Kelly’s Birthday – Anniversary, Edgar Lee Masters’ Birthday – Anniversary, and Sacco-Vanzetti Execution – Anniversary.

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