Contest: Win a Copy of the Unofficial Ancestry.com Workbook

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This week we are celebrating the publication of Nancy Hendrickson’s new book, Unofficial Ancestry.com Workbook by F&W Media, publishers of Family Tree Magazine.

Unofficial Ancestry.com Workbook by Nancy Hendrickson

“Ancestry.com keeps growing, and the site has numerous ways of helping you expand your family tree. But where do you start researching, and how do you get around the huge and ever-changing site? In this workbook, an essential companion to the Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com, you’ll learn how to use Ancestry.com and its resources to your full advantage, with helpful guides to Ancestry’s digitized records and services like AncestryDNA. Each section briefly discusses how to search Ancestry.com for a particular type of record (including census records, vital records and historical publications), then shares detailed step-by-step case studies that put those strategies into practice. Helpful screenshots illustrate how to navigate the site’s resources, guiding you from your first search for census records through deep research in the old country. And with worksheets and fillable genealogy forms in each section, you can easily plan your own Ancestry.com searches and apply what you’ve learned to your family history research.”

With expert advice, fillable worksheets and real-life search scenarios, this workbook will give you the hands-on knowledge you need to mine Ancestry.com for your family’s records.

Excerpt: Sample Tips

Here are some tips you’ll find in the Unofficial Ancestry.com Workbook:

  • Identify specific record collections that you want to search. With more than a billion records organized into tens of thousands of collections, Ancestry.com can be overwhelming to navigate, and using the general search form can sometimes give you too many results to sort through. Use the Card Catalog to find specific collections that cover the appropriate time and place (as well as the kind of record you’re looking for) to give yourself the best chance of finding a specific record.
  • Play with search options. Ancestry.com’s search forms and Card Catalog have a number of filters you can use to narrow down your results. Different combinations of titles, keywords, record types and date ranges will yield different results. Learn what each option does, and make careful use of them in your search.
  • Prioritize close DNA matches. DNA testing is an amazing new research technique, but it can provide you with an overwhelming amount of data. When reviewing your DNA matches, begin by searching only those who are projected to be third cousins or closer, as estimates or more distant relationships tend to be less accurate (and thus studying them is probably a less efficient use of your research time).

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Enter the Unofficial Ancestry.com Workbook Contest this week and you could win a FREE copy of this amazing book. We’ll select three (3) winners and each winner can choose the paperback or e-book version.

This is a $21.99 value and you could win if you enter by 11:50 pm CST on Sunday January 22, 2017. Click here to enter!

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Genealogy Bargains for Thursday 19 January 2017

Save 40% on German Genealogy Book Bundle at Shop Family Tree - regularly $46.98, now just $27.99 PLUS FREE SHIPPING

UPDATED GENEALOGY BARGAINS for Thursday, January 19, 2017

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Win a copy of Unofficial Ancestry.com Workbook from Shop Family Tree

  • NEW! Win a Copy of the Unofficial Ancestry.com Workbook from Shop Family Tree – “Ancestry.com keeps growing, and the site has numerous ways of helping you expand your family tree. But where do you start researching, and how do you get around the huge and ever-changing site? In this workbook, an essential companion to the Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com, you’ll learn how to use Ancestry.com and its resources to your full advantage, with helpful guides to Ancestry’s digitized records and services like AncestryDNA.”  Click here to enter – via Shop Family Tree

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Save 40% on German Genealogy Book Bundle at Shop Family Tree - regularly $46.98, now just $27.99 PLUS FREE SHIPPING

  • NEW! Save 40% on German Genealogy Book Bundle at Shop Family Tree – regularly $46.98, now just $27.99 PLUS FREE SHIPPING! – “Take your German genealogy research to the next level! In this bundle, you learn as much as possible about your German ancestors with maps, timelines, and sample records. You will also have worksheets to log your research progress! Whether your ancestors came from Bavaria, Baden, Prussia, or Hesse, this bundle will help you find your German ancestors on the Internet.” Click here to save – via Shop Family Tree

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NEW! Save 40% on Fold3 during 10th Anniversary Sale - regularly $79.95, now just $47.95 for a one year subscription.

NEW! Save 40% on Fold3 during 10th Anniversary Sale – regularly $79.95, now just $47.95 for a one year subscription. Get access to everything on Fold3, including many military records you won’t find elsewhere online:

  • Complete Revolutionary War Service & Pension Records
  • Complete Confederate Civil War Service Records
  • Union Civil War Service Records
  • Civil War Widows Records
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  • Mexican War Service Records
  • World War II Photos & Records

Plus many more! Offer expires January 31st. Click here for more info – via Fold3.

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ONGOING Genealogy Bargains

FREE WEBINAR Create a Free Google Earth Historic Map Collection for Your Research presented by Lisa Louise Cooke, Wednesday, January 18, 1:00 pm Central - “Learn how to find free digital maps for your ancestral locations, add them as permanent overlays to Google Earth, and then organize them into your personal map reference collection. You’ll learn best practices for keeping them organized and enriching your research.” Click here to register - via Legacy Family Tree Webinars

  • FREE WEBINAR Create a Free Google Earth Historic Map Collection for Your Research presented by Lisa Louise Cooke, Wednesday, January 18, 1:00 pm Central – “Learn how to find free digital maps for your ancestral locations, add them as permanent overlays to Google Earth, and then organize them into your personal map reference collection. You’ll learn best practices for keeping them organized and enriching your research.” Click here to register – via Legacy Family Tree Webinars

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Save 56% on Ancestry Power User Collection at Shop Family Tree - includes the brand new Unofficial Ancestry.com Workbook by Nancy Hendrickson - regularly $136.95, now just $59.99 - “Expand your knowledge of the world's largest online resource for family history and become an Ancestry.com power user. If you are familiar with basic Ancestry.com searches but know little about the incredible databases and collection available for browsing, robust advanced search features, or the fun functions featured within Ancestry.com family trees, this collection is for you! You will learn essential and advanced search strategies to help you become a successful Ancestry.com user.” Click here to save - via Shop Family Tree

  • Save 56% on Ancestry Power User Collection at Shop Family Tree – includes the brand new Unofficial Ancestry.com Workbook by Nancy Hendrickson – regularly $136.95, now just $59.99 – “Expand your knowledge of the world’s largest online resource for family history and become an Ancestry.com power user. If you are familiar with basic Ancestry.com searches but know little about the incredible databases and collection available for browsing, robust advanced search features, or the fun functions featured within Ancestry.com family trees, this collection is for you! You will learn essential and advanced search strategies to help you become a successful Ancestry.com user.” Click here to save – via Shop Family Tree

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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 – use promo code FRUGALGEN2017 at check out and get 20% off the list price – you pay $23.99 instead of $29.99 – “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!  Click here to save! Via Evidentia.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Thursday, 19 January 2017

JOPLIN, JANIS: BIRTH ANNIVERSARY. Jan 19, 1943. Possibly the most highly regarded white female blues singer of all time, Janis Joplin was born at Port Arthur, TX. Joplin’s appearance with Big Brother and the Holding Company at the Monterey International Pop Festival in August 1967 launched her to superstar status. Among her recording hits were “Get It While You Can,” “Piece of My Heart” and “Ball and Chain.” She died of a heroin overdose Oct 4, 1970, at Hollywood, CA, at the age of 27.

JOPLIN, JANIS: BIRTH ANNIVERSARY. Jan 19, 1943. Possibly the most highly regarded white female blues singer of all time, Janis Joplin was born at Port Arthur, TX. Joplin’s appearance with Big Brother and the Holding Company at the Monterey International Pop Festival in August 1967 launched her to superstar status. Among her recording hits were “Get It While You Can,” “Piece of My Heart” and “Ball and Chain.” She died of a heroin overdose Oct 4, 1970, at Hollywood, CA, at the age of 27.


Today is Thursday, 19 January 2017, 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: Paul Cezanne’s Birthday – Anniversary, John R. Johnson’s Birthday – Anniversary, Janis Joplin’s Birthday – Anniversary, Robert E. Lee’s Birthday – Anniversary, and Edgar Allen Poe’s Birthday – Anniversary.

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