Genealogy Blogging Beat – Saturday, 30 April 2016

On 30 April 1789, George Washington was inaugurated as the first president of the US under the new Constitution at New York, NY. Robert R. Livingston administered the oath of office to Washington on the balcony of Federal Hall, at the corner of Wall and Broad streets.

On 30 April 1789, George Washington was inaugurated as the first president of the US under the new Constitution at New York, NY. Robert R. Livingston administered the oath of office to Washington on the balcony of Federal Hall, at the corner of Wall and Broad streets.


Today is Saturday, 30 April 2016 and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the Genealogy Blogging world:

Genealogy Items of Note

  • Today: Admission Day – Louisiana, Beltane, Bugs Bunny Debut – Anniversary, International Jazz Day, Louisiana Purchase – Anniversary, Walpurgis Night, and Washington’s Inauguration – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Bargains for Friday 29 April 2016

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UPDATED GENEALOGY BARGAINS for Friday, April 29, 2016

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NEW Genealogy Bargains

64% OFF Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 2-in-1 Convertible 11.6-inch IPS Touchscreen Laptop (Tablet) - I own this amazing laptop and use it for genealogy presentations and travel - it is amazing and I can't believe I was spending 3 times as much on laptops before this! Normally $699.99 - now just $249.99 and Amazon Prime members get FREE SHIPPING! Don't let this deal go by! Click here to save - via Amazon

  • 64% OFF Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 2-in-1 Convertible 11.6-inch IPS Touchscreen Laptop (Tablet) – I own this amazing laptop and use it for genealogy presentations and travel – it is amazing and I can’t believe I was spending 3 times as much on laptops before this!  Normally $699.99 – now just $249.99 and Amazon Prime members get FREE SHIPPING!  Don’t let this deal go by! Click here to save – via Amazon NOTE: the price is highly volatile now – it just went up to $319.99 in a matter of minutes – still a good deal but make sure you check back periodically!

Save 50% on ALL BOOT CAMP WEBINARS during the Special Flash Sale at Hack Genealogy - April 28-30, 2016 ONLY

FREE WEBINAR - Brand New - Book Matching Technology at MyHeritage presented by Mike Mansfield, Friday, April 29th, 1:00 pm Central - “This webinar presents newly invented technology that allows genealogists to discover amazing content in digitized books. Published books have always been an important source for family historians. A number of book digitization efforts have brought millions of books online and are a gold mine of information that can help us find unknown facts and events that colored the lives of our ancestors. However, searching these online book collections has been difficult and time-consuming. Until now, that is. Register for this free webinar to find out how this technology can boost your family history research.” Click here to register - presented by Legacy Family Tree Webinars

  • FREE WEBINAR – Brand New – Book Matching Technology at MyHeritage presented by Mike Mansfield, Friday, April 29th, 1:00 pm Central – “This webinar presents newly invented technology that allows genealogists to discover amazing content in digitized books. Published books have always been an important source for family historians. A number of book digitization efforts have brought millions of books online and are a gold mine of information that can help us find unknown facts and events that colored the lives of our ancestors. However, searching these online book collections has been difficult and time-consuming. Until now, that is. Register for this free webinar to find out how this technology can boost your family history research.”  Click here to register – presented by Legacy Family Tree Webinars

ONGOING Genealogy Bargains

Save 20% on FindMyPast.com - use voucher code 12W20A and save 20% on a World subscription at FindMyPast.com - normal price is $239.50 and now is just $191.60 through Saturday, April 30th. This offer is only available to US residents using the Findmypast.com site and includes access to UK, Ireland, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand records. Click here to save - via Findmypast.com

  • Save 20% on FindMyPast.com – use voucher code 12W20A and save 20% on a World subscription at FindMyPast.com – normal price is $239.50 and now is just $191.60 through Saturday, April 30th. This offer is only available to US residents using the Findmypast.com site and includes access to UK, Ireland, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand records. Click here to save – via Findmypast.com

25% off gift memberships at Ancestry.com - need a gift idea for Mother's Day? A 12 month US Discovery package is just $141 (normally $189) and a 12 month World Explorer package is just $224 (normall $299). Offer expires Sunday, May 8th. Click here to shop - via Ancestry.com

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Digital Sale at Shop Family Tree! From April 28 through April 30, 2016, save 50% off all digital downloads. No coupon code required. BONUS! Add promo code SFTTHOMAS16 and take an additional 15% off! Click here to start shopping - via Shop Family Tree

  • Digital Sale at Shop Family Tree! From April 28 through April 30, 2016, save 50% off all digital downloads. No coupon code required. BONUS! Add promo code SFTTHOMAS16 and take an additional 15% off! Click here to start shopping – via Shop Family Tree

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Chris Noth and Lea Michele featured on Season Finale of Who Do You Think You Are? on TLC

Actors Chris Noth and Lea Michele learn more about their roots on this week's Who Do You Think You Are?, Sunday, May 1st starting at 8/7c on TLC.

Who Do You Think You Are? ends its current season with two back to back episodes featuring actor Chris Noth and actress Lea Michele airing this Sunday, May 1st starting at 8/7c on TLC.

Chris Noth on Who Do You Think You Are?

Actor Chris Noth lost his father at a young age, and longs to shed some light on the side of the family he barely knew. He goes on a journey to unlock the mystery of his father’s line, tracking down lost relatives torn apart by a devastating catastrophe.Then he follows his three times great-grandfather’s footsteps around the world from Spain to Ireland, and discovers the story of a brave man who endured severe oppression, but rose up to fight in one of the fiercest battles of all time and became a war hero.

Actor Chris Noth lost his father at a young age, and longs to shed some light on the side of the family he barely knew. He goes on a journey to unlock the mystery of his father’s line, tracking down lost relatives torn apart by a devastating catastrophe.Then he follows his three times great-grandfather’s footsteps around the world from Spain to Ireland, and discovers the story of a brave man who endured severe oppression, but rose up to fight in one of the fiercest battles of all time and became a war hero.

Lea Michele on Who Do You Think You Are?

Actress Lea Michele goes on a journey to unravel the secrets of her Jewish ancestry. She uncovers the heart breaking and inspiring details of her great-grandmother’s story, who fled one country but was shunned by the next. She finds personal accounts of her great-grandparents, who were desperate to be together despite the cards being stacked against them; discovers ancestors who suffered devastating loss; and reunites long lost family after decades of separation.

Actress Lea Michele goes on a journey to unravel the secrets of her Jewish ancestry. She uncovers the heart breaking and inspiring details of her great-grandmother’s story, who fled one country but was shunned by the next. She finds personal accounts of her great-grandparents, who were desperate to be together despite the cards being stacked against them; discovers ancestors who suffered devastating loss; and reunites long lost family after decades of separation.

The Chris Noth episode episode airs at 8:00 pm Eastern / 7:00 pm Central and the Lea Michele episode airs right after at 9:00 pm Eastern / 8:00 pm Central, Sunday, May 1st on TLC. Check your local television listings for the exact time in your location.

Photo credit: Photos courtesy of TLC. Used by permission.

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