Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday, 14 February 2016

On 14 February 1849, President James Polk became the first US president to be photographed while in office. The photographer was Mathew B. Brady, who would become famous for his photography during the American Civil War.

On 14 February 1849, President James Polk became the first US president to be photographed while in office. The photographer was Mathew B. Brady, who would become famous for his photography during the American Civil War.


Today is Sunday, 14 February 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

  • Happy blogiversary to RootStories (started 14 February 2014).
  • Today: Admission Day (Arizona), Admission Day (Oregon), ENIAC Computer Introduced – Anniversary, Ferris Wheel Day, First Presidential Photograph – Anniversary, League of Women’s Voters Formed, and Valentine’s Day.

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Genealogy Bargains for Saturday 13 February 2016

FREE Access to UK records at Ancestry.com! This weekend through Monday 15 February 2016 get free access to all British records on Ancestry.com! Take advantage of this amazing offer – click here to get started – via Ancestry.com

UPDATED GENEALOGY BARGAINS for Saturday, February 13, 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

FREE Access to UK records at Ancestry.com! This weekend through Monday 15 February 2016 get free access to all British records on Ancestry.com! Take advantage of this amazing offer – click here to get started – via Ancestry.com

  • FREE Access to UK records at Ancestry.com! This weekend through Monday 15 February 2016 get free access to all British records on Ancestry.com! Take advantage of this amazing offer – click here to get started – via Ancestry.com

FREE Access to Canadian records at Ancestry.ca! This weekend through Monday 15 February 2016 get free access to Global Passenger Lists and ALL Canadian records! Click here to get started – if you are a US Ancestry.com user, set up an account with Ancestry.ca to get access! Via Ancestry.ca

  • FREE Access to Canadian records at Ancestry.ca! This weekend through Monday 15 February 2016 get free access to Global Passenger Lists and ALL Canadian records! Click here to get started – if you are a US Ancestry.com user, set up an account with Ancestry.ca to get access! Via Ancestry.ca

Presidents Day Sale at Genealogical Publishing Company – Save 30% on all books and CDs! Includes entire series of Genealogy at a Glance research aids, which cover numerous topics, including German, Scots-Irish, Civil War, U.S. Census, Virginia, and most recently, Genetic and War of 1812 genealogy research. Use promo code PDS16 at checkout – click here to shop and save – via Genealogical Publishing Company

  • Presidents Day Sale at Genealogical Publishing Company – Save 30% on all books and CDs! Includes entire series of Genealogy at a Glance research aids, which cover numerous topics, including German, Scots-Irish, Civil War, U.S. Census, Virginia, and most recently, Genetic and War of 1812 genealogy research. Use promo code PDS16 at checkout – click here to shop and save – via Genealogical Publishing Company

ONGOING Genealogy Bargains

FREE Webinar Recording – The Scots-Irish in America – presented by Peggy Lauritzen – “Many Americans can trace their ancestry back to the British Isles. Some have even heard that their background was “Scotch-Irish”. In this webinar, we will focus on who these people were and where they came from in the British Isles.” Click here to view FREE now through February 17th! Via Legacy Family Tree Webinars.

  • FREE Webinar Recording – The Scots-Irish in America – presented by Peggy Lauritzen – “Many Americans can trace their ancestry back to the British Isles. Some have even heard that their background was “Scotch-Irish”. In this webinar, we will focus on who these people were and where they came from in the British Isles.” Click here to view FREE now through February 17th! Via Legacy Family Tree Webinars.

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Lock in Savings at Findmypast! Starting February 16th, findmypast will raise its subscription prices by 20% – now is your chance to lock in savings of 10% at the current price!

Find out more at Findmypast – use the links below and scroll down to Have You Got A Voucher? and enter FEBSAVE10 to start saving!

Enter the Family Photo Triage Contest this week and you could win an amazing bundle including a live photo consultation with Maureen Taylor – The Photo Detective, an assortment of books and guides, and a $109 Amazon gift card!.

FREE Access! Black History collection at fold3 in February – “Throughout U.S. History, African Americans have played an integral part in the development and achievement of this country. Fold3 is now revealing a side of the African American story that few have seen before. View more than a million rare photos and documents.” Click here to access – via fold3.

  • FREE Access! Black History collection at fold3 in February – “Throughout U.S. History, African Americans have played an integral part in the development and achievement of this country. Fold3 is now revealing a side of the African American story that few have seen before. View more than a million rare photos and documents.” Click here to access – via fold3.

FREE Access! Databases at American Ancestors include Hampden County, MA: Black Families in Hampden County, 1650-1865; People of Color in the Massachusetts State Census, 1855-1865; Massachusetts: 1855 State Census; Massachusetts: 1865 State Census; and Free Negro Heads of Families in the United States in 1830. Click here for access – via American Ancestors.

  • FREE Access! Databases at American Ancestors include Hampden County, MA: Black Families in Hampden County, 1650-1865; People of Color in the Massachusetts State Census, 1855-1865; Massachusetts: 1855 State Census; Massachusetts: 1865 State Census; and Free Negro Heads of Families in the United States in 1830. Click here for access – via American Ancestors.

NEW ebook - Evidentia Companion – “The Evidentia Companion is the perfect complement to Evidentia, the desktop application being used by genealogist worldwide to organize and analyze the information they have recorded.” – save 15% by using promo code FRUGALGEN2016 – click here for more info – via Evidentia

  • NEW ebook – Evidentia Companion – “The Evidentia Companion is the perfect complement to Evidentia, the desktop application being used by genealogist worldwide to organize and analyze the information they have recorded.” – save 15% by using promo code FRUGALGEN2016 – click here for more info – via Evidentia

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