Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, 23 September 2016

William McGuffey born Sept 23, 1800. American educator and author of the famous McGuffey Readers, born at Washington County, PA. Died at Charlottesville, VA, May 4, 1873.

William McGuffey born Sept 23, 1800. American educator and author of the famous McGuffey Readers, born at Washington County, PA. Died at Charlottesville, VA, May 4, 1873.


Today is Friday, 23 September 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: Ray Charles’ Birthday – Anniversary, “Checkers Speech” – Anniversary, William McGuffey’s Birthday – Anniversary, and Planet Neptune Discovered – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Bargains for Thursday 22 September 2016

23andme Introduces $99 Ancestry test - “Experience your ancestry in a new way! Get a breakdown of your global ancestry by percentages, connect with DNA relatives and more.” 23andme now offers a test kit at 50% off the price of its DNA + Health test kit. Click here for details - via 23andme

UPDATED GENEALOGY BARGAINS for Thursday, September 22, 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

23andme Introduces $99 Ancestry test - “Experience your ancestry in a new way! Get a breakdown of your global ancestry by percentages, connect with DNA relatives and more.” 23andme now offers a test kit at 50% off the price of its DNA + Health test kit. Click here for details - via 23andme

  • 23andme Introduces $99 Ancestry test – “Experience your ancestry in a new way! Get a breakdown of your global ancestry by percentages, connect with DNA relatives and more.”  23andme now offers a test kit at 50% off the price of its DNA + Health test kit. Click here for details – via 23andme

FREE Expedited Shipping at Amazon Prints - Amazon now helps you create a high-quality printed version of all your digital photos at an amazing price. “Amazon Prints offers high quality, affordable prints of digital photos, delivered by Amazon. Create custom photo books and online photo prints, and receive free standard shipping and free expedited shipping on orders of $15 or more. Every time you print online photos with Amazon Prints, you can customize your order with your favorite photos, themes, paper types, and print sizes. By printing with Amazon, your custom prints are always high quality and made to order especially for you. To get started, upload your photos to Amazon Drive, select your prints, customize your order, and check out.” Click here to get started - via Amazon

  • FREE Expedited Shipping at Amazon Prints – Amazon now helps you create a high-quality printed version of all your digital photos at an amazing price.  “Amazon Prints offers high quality, affordable prints of digital photos, delivered by Amazon. Create custom photo books and online photo prints, and receive free standard shipping and free expedited shipping on orders of $15 or more. Every time you print online photos with Amazon Prints, you can customize your order with your favorite photos, themes, paper types, and print sizes. By printing with Amazon, your custom prints are always high quality and made to order especially for you. To get started, upload your photos to Amazon Drive, select your prints, customize your order, and check out.” Click here to get started – via Amazon

FREE Webinar Recording - How to Use FamilySearch.org for Beginners - presented by Devin Ashby - “An introduction to FamilySearch.org (the tabs and how to use them) for first time users/beginners. We'll discuss Family Tree, Memories, Search, Indexing, and the “My Family” booklet.” Click here to view for free - via Legacy Family Tree Webinars

  • FREE Webinar Recording – How to Use FamilySearch.org for Beginners – presented by Devin Ashby – “An introduction to FamilySearch.org (the tabs and how to use them) for first time users/beginners. We’ll discuss Family Tree, Memories, Search, Indexing, and the “My Family” booklet.” Click here to view for free – via Legacy Family Tree Webinars

ONGOING Genealogy Bargains

FREE BCG Lectures Online! “Top genealogists Pamela Boyer Sayre, Elizabeth Shown Mills, Ann Staley, Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, David McDonald, and Judy Russell will present six one-hour lectures held at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City Friday, 7 October 2016 between 9 AM and 5 PM Mountain U.S. time. The lectures are free and open to the public (registration is not required), sponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. Most will also be broadcast online.” Click here for more information and to register - via Legacy Family Tree Webinars the the Board for Certification of Genealogists.

  • FREE BCG Lectures Online! “Top genealogists Pamela Boyer Sayre, Elizabeth Shown Mills, Ann Staley, Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, David McDonald, and Judy Russell will present six one-hour lectures held at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City Friday, 7 October 2016 between 9 AM and 5 PM Mountain U.S. time. The lectures are free and open to the public (registration is not required), sponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. Most will also be broadcast online.” Click here for more information and to register – via Legacy Family Tree Webinars the the Board for Certification of Genealogists.

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Save 35% on The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy - regularly $29.99 print version, Shop Family Tree has the book on sale for $22.99 BUT use promo code SFTTHOMAS16 at checkout and get an extra 15% off! “Discover the answers to your family history mysteries using the most-cutting edge tool available. This plain-English guide is a one-stop resource for how to use DNA testing for genealogy. Inside, you’ll find guidance on what DNA tests are available, plus the methodologies and pros and cons of the three major testing companies and advice on choosing the right test to answer your specific genealogy questions.” Use promo code SFTTHOMAS16 at checkout and save an extra 15% of the current sale price! Click here to order - via Shop Family Tree

  • Save 35% on The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy regularly $29.99 print version, Shop Family Tree has the book on sale for $22.99 BUT use promo code SFTTHOMAS16 at checkout and get an extra 15% off! “Discover the answers to your family history mysteries using the most-cutting edge tool available. This plain-English guide is a one-stop resource for how to use DNA testing for genealogy. Inside, you’ll find guidance on what DNA tests are available, plus the methodologies and pros and cons of the three major testing companies and advice on choosing the right test to answer your specific genealogy questions.” Use promo code SFTTHOMAS16 at checkout and save an extra 15% of the current sale price! Click here to order – via Shop Family Tree

FREE! National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair October 26 & 27, 2016! “On October 26 & 27, 2016 (Wednesday & Thursday), the National Archives is hosting a two-day, virtual Genealogy Fair via webcast. Viewers have the opportunity to participate with the presenters and other family historians during the live event on YouTube. All of the session videos and handouts will be available from this web page free of charge. You can watch the sessions and download the materials at your convenience. Registration is not required.” Click here for more information - via National Archives.

  • FREE! National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair October 26 & 27, 2016!  “On October 26 & 27, 2016 (Wednesday & Thursday), the National Archives is hosting a two-day, virtual Genealogy Fair via webcast. Viewers have the opportunity to participate with the presenters and other family historians during the live event on YouTube. All of the session videos and handouts will be available from this web page free of charge. You can watch the sessions and download the materials at your convenience. Registration is not required.”  Click here for more information – via National Archives.

70% Off New Yearly Subscription at FindMyPast! Get the brand new "Starter" local package for just $34.95 instead of the former price of $114.50! If you're just starting out on your family history adventure, then this is the package for you. For only $34.95 a year you can access over 2.9 billion records, including US birth, marriage and death records, US immigration and travel records, US newspapers and our collection of UK census records. Click here for more information - via Findmypast

  • 70% Off New Yearly Subscription at FindMyPast! Get the brand new “Starter” local package for just $34.95 instead of the former price of $114.50! If you’re just starting out on your family history adventure, then this is the package for you. For only $34.95 a year you can access over 2.9 billion records, including US birth, marriage and death records, US immigration and travel records, US newspapers and our collection of UK census records. Click here for more information – via Findmypast

20% OFF - The Stranger In My Genes - amazing new DNA journey by CNBC host Bill Griffeth - hardcover edition was $29.95, now just $23.96; e-book was $24.99, now just $19.99. “Bill Griffeth, longtime genealogy buff, takes a DNA test that has an unexpected outcome: "If the results were correct, it meant that the family I had spent years documenting was not my own." Bill undertakes a quest to solve the mystery of his origins, a quest which will shake his sense of identity. As he takes us on his journey, we learn about choices made by his ancestors, parents, and others--and we see Bill measure and weigh his own difficult choices as he confronts the past.” Note: Amazon’s price is still $29.99 and no discount! Click here to save - via American Ancestors

  • 20% OFF – The Stranger In My Genes – amazing new DNA journey by CNBC host Bill Griffeth – hardcover edition was $29.95, now just $23.96; e-book was  $24.99, now just $19.99. “Bill Griffeth, longtime genealogy buff, takes a DNA test that has an unexpected outcome: “If the results were correct, it meant that the family I had spent years documenting was not my own.” Bill undertakes a quest to solve the mystery of his origins, a quest which will shake his sense of identity. As he takes us on his journey, we learn about choices made by his ancestors, parents, and others–and we see Bill measure and weigh his own difficult choices as he confronts the past.”  Note: Amazon’s price is still $29.99, only on pre-order and no discount! Click here to save – via American Ancestors

Save 83% - Genetic Genealogy MEGA Collection - includes Blaine Bettinger’s new book The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy! Regularly $599.85, now just $99.99! “ Your DNA results are a fantastic tool in your genealogy research. In fact, genetic genealogy can be the key to breaking down pesky brick walls and find new branches of your family tree. Get the most out of your DNA results and discover how to dig deeper into your family history with the resources in this huge collection. You'll get everything from a breakdown of the types of tests offered to how to use your results to find living relatives and common ancestors. And with a whopping 83% discount, you'll discover a plethora of tools and techniques for understanding and analyzing your results, from GEDMatch and Evernote to triangulation and new ways to view your own tree, to solve family mysteries and break down brick walls.” Click here to save - via Shop Family Tree

  • Save 83% – Genetic Genealogy MEGA Collection – includes Blaine Bettinger’s new book The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy! Regularly $599.85, now just $99.99! “ Your DNA results are a fantastic tool in your genealogy research. In fact, genetic genealogy can be the key to breaking down pesky brick walls and find new branches of your family tree. Get the most out of your DNA results and discover how to dig deeper into your family history with the resources in this huge collection. You’ll get everything from a breakdown of the types of tests offered to how to use your results to find living relatives and common ancestors. And with a whopping 83% discount, you’ll discover a plethora of tools and techniques for understanding and analyzing your results, from GEDMatch and Evernote to triangulation and new ways to view your own tree, to solve family mysteries and break down brick walls.” Click here to save – via Shop Family Tree

Family Finder from Family Tree DNA - New Price at $79 per kit! After the amazing Sizzling Summer Sale the past few weeks, Family Tree DNA has lowered the price from $99 to $79. Click here to save - via FamilyTree DNA

EXCLUSIVE! Save $5 more on already reduced Historical Maps Collection from Shop Family Tree! Normally $124.96, sale price is $59.99 PLUS if you use promo code THOMASMAP5 at checkout, take an additional $5 off for a total of $54.99! “Beyond being beautiful artifacts of bygone times, historical maps can prove particularly useful in your genealogy research. Old maps help you visualize your family history, showing the places your ancestors lived and worked. They can be valuable for pinpointing your ancestral village, discovering county boundary changes or documenting country border shifts. Enhance your family history search with the maps and how-to videos in the Historical Maps Premium Collection.” Offer expires September 30, 2016 - click here for more info - via Shop Family Tree.

  • EXCLUSIVE! Save $5 more on already reduced Historical Maps Collection from Shop Family Tree! Normally $124.96, sale price is $59.99 PLUS if you use promo code THOMASMAP5 at checkout, take an additional $5 off for a total of $54.99!  “Beyond being beautiful artifacts of bygone times, historical maps can prove particularly useful in your genealogy research. Old maps help you visualize your family history, showing the places your ancestors lived and worked. They can be valuable for pinpointing your ancestral village, discovering county boundary changes or documenting country border shifts. Enhance your family history search with the maps and how-to videos in the Historical Maps Premium Collection.” Offer expires September 30, 2016 – click here for more info – 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

  • 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 – Thursday, 22 September 2016

Sept 22, 1862. One of the most important presidential proclamations of American history is that of Sept 22, 1862, in which Abraham Lincoln, by executive proclamation, freed the slaves in the rebelling states. “That on... [Jan 1, 1863]... all persons held as slaves within any state or designated part of a state, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever, free.”

Sept 22, 1862. One of the most important presidential proclamations of American history is that of Sept 22, 1862, in which Abraham Lincoln, by executive proclamation, freed the slaves in the rebelling states. “That on… [Jan 1, 1863]… all persons held as slaves within any state or designated part of a state, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever, free.”


Today is Thursday, 22 September 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: Autumnal Equinox, Emancipation Proclamation – Anniversary, First All Woman Jury Empaneled in the Colonies – Anniversary, “Friends” television premiere – Anniversary, Hobbit Day, Ice Cream Cone Invented – Anniversary, and National Centenarian’s Day.

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