Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday 22 May 2016

May 22. African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation and Museum, Washington, DC. On May 22, 1863, Congress established the Bureau of United States Colored Troops with the express purpose of providing uniforms and training to and deploying soldiers of African descent. By the end of the Civil War the United States Colored Troops (USCT) had more than 200,000 soldiers of African descent, but also employed Native Americans, Hawaiians, Latinos and Anglos. While most of the USCT officers were white, there were more than 120 African-American officers— and some of Latino descent. Each year the African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation and Museum commemorates the founding of the Bureau of United States Colored Troops with public and educational programming.

May 22. African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation and Museum, Washington, DC. On May 22, 1863, Congress established the Bureau of United States Colored Troops with the express purpose of providing uniforms and training to and deploying soldiers of African descent. By the end of the Civil War the United States Colored Troops (USCT) had more than 200,000 soldiers of African descent, but also employed Native Americans, Hawaiians, Latinos and Anglos. While most of the USCT officers were white, there were more than 120 African-American officers— and some of Latino descent. Each year the African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation and Museum commemorates the founding of the Bureau of United States Colored Troops with public and educational programming.


Today is Sunday, 22 May 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: Johnny Carson’s Final Show Anniversary, Mary Cassatt’s Birthday – Anniversary, Harvey Milk Day, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood TV Premiere – Anniversary, National Hurricane Preparedness Week, National Maritime Day, and US Colored Troops Founders Day.

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Genealogy Bargains for Saturday 21 May 2016

50% off FindMyPast One Month World Subscription Flash Sale! Now through Sunday, May 22nd, if you ever wanted to try out Find My Past and see what you can find, now is the time! Normally $19.95 USD, you can get one month of FindMyPast World Subscription - with access to all the UK records - for just $9.98 USD! This includes over 8 BILLION records worldwide, 120 million pages of newspapers, the entire PERSI collection and more! Click here to save! Or use voucher code MAY50. If you have any questions about this offer, please contact Findmypast customer service at support@findmypast.com.

UPDATED GENEALOGY BARGAINS for Saturday, May 21, 2016

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NEW Genealogy Bargains

50% off FindMyPast One Month World Subscription Flash Sale! Now through Sunday, May 22nd, if you ever wanted to try out Find My Past and see what you can find, now is the time! Normally $19.95 USD, you can get one month of FindMyPast World Subscription - with access to all the UK records - for just $9.98 USD! This includes over 8 BILLION records worldwide, 120 million pages of newspapers, the entire PERSI collection and more! Click here to save! Or use voucher code MAY50. If you have any questions about this offer, please contact Findmypast customer service at support@findmypast.com.

  • 50% off FindMyPast One Month World Subscription Flash Sale! Now through Sunday, May 22nd, if you ever wanted to try out Find My Past and see what you can find, now is the time!  Normally $19.95 USD, you can get one month of FindMyPast World Subscription – with access to all the UK records – for just $9.98 USD! This includes over 8 BILLION records worldwide, 120 million pages of newspapers, the entire PERSI collection and more! Click here to save! Or use voucher code MAY50. If you have any questions about this offer, please contact Findmypast customer service at support@findmypast.com.

12th Anniversary Sale at Legacy Tree Genealogists. Save $120 or more on select genealogy research projects! Click here to save - via Legacy Tree Genealogists.

ONGOING Genealogy Bargains

FREE Webinar Recording - Mining the Über-sites for German Ancestors presented by James M. Beidler - “While there’s a galaxy of Internet sites that can help you with your German genealogy, some stars shine brighter than others – and it’s not just Ancestry and FamilySearch, although those two 500-pound canaries both have huge assets for those seeking Deutsch ancestors.” Click here to view now through May 24th - via Legacy Family Tree Webinars.

  • FREE Webinar Recording – Mining the Über-sites for German Ancestors presented by James M. Beidler – “While there’s a galaxy of Internet sites that can help you with your German genealogy, some stars shine brighter than others – and it’s not just Ancestry and FamilySearch, although those two 500-pound canaries both have huge assets for those seeking Deutsch ancestors.” Click here to view now through May 24th – via Legacy Family Tree Webinars.

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Save 66% on Heredis genealogy software for Windows and Mac! Normally $29.99, now just $10.99!  Features include:

  • Immediate Family: Heredis offers three different angles for visualizing your family. The Immediate Family Tab displays all the members of the immediate family (parents, spouses, children, grandparents). Go straight to the point by adding a new family member in the Immediate Family tab. Adding a child, a spouse, a parent, a grandparent is obvious! One click and you access the quick entry screen.
  • Extended Family View: This new and more comprehensive view of your family shows its composition as a whole: siblings, remarriage, stepchildren, step- brothers and step-sisters, children from other unions of the different spouses… noting or not when they belong to the direct lineage. All the people with whom they lived, all those who they knew are in the extended family. A practical tool for analyzing re-marriages in the family.
  • Migrations Map: Heredis software shows the movement of a whole family on maps which are interactive. Within seconds, trace the lives of your ancestors and a whole lineage just a few miles away or at the other end of the world. Pins are numbered to show the sequence of movements and display the list of events recorded in this place. Ideal for following the movements of all members of the immediate family and to have a clearer understanding of the history of a family.

This a SPECIAL FLASH SALE for the next five days only! Sale expires Sunday, May 22nd!  Click here for more info – via Heredis

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 –get 15% off the list price – you pay $25.49 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.

20% OFF Essential Photo Organizing Course by Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective

  • 20% OFF Essential Photo Organizing Course by Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective! There are seven lessons and one bonus segment, totaling more than four hours of instruction: Getting Started, The Lives of Your Photos, Scanning Do’s and Don’ts, Keeping Track, Store It Right!, Labeling and Budget-Minded Organization, Photo Albums – Everything You Need to Know, and Bonus: Digital Organization. Click here to save – via Maureen Taylor

Genealogy author and educator Thomas MacEntee reviews the Military Records Retrieval service provided by Twisted Twigs on Gnarled Branches Genealogy.

  • Save 20% on Military Records Retrieval from NARA! Did you know that through a special offer with Twisted Twigs, you can receive military pension files and other records much cheaper than the standard NARA rate and much faster? Read more about the sale and the ordering process here. Via GeneaBloggers

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