Genealogy Blogging Beat – Saturday, 20 August 2016

National Radio Day is a time to honor one of the most longstanding electronic media and its role in our everyday lives. Radio delivers information, news, entertainment and company to millions of Americans every hour of every day. Although there is not one authoritative source on the history of National Radio Day, it has been celebrated since the early 1990s on August 20. Perhaps it was decided that August 20 would be an appropriate day because 8MK (now WWJ) in Detroit, first broadcast on August 20, 1920.

National Radio Day is a time to honor one of the most longstanding electronic media and its role in our everyday lives. Radio delivers information, news, entertainment and company to millions of Americans every hour of every day. Although there is not one authoritative source on the history of National Radio Day, it has been celebrated since the early 1990s on August 20. Perhaps it was decided that August 20 would be an appropriate day because 8MK (now WWJ) in Detroit, first broadcast on August 20, 1920.


Today is Saturday, 20 August 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: National Radio Day and St. Stephen’s Day – Hungary.

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Contest: Special Labor Day Military Records Contest from Twisted Twigs

Enter the Twisted Twigs Military Labor Day Contest this week at GeneaBloggers and you could win a military record retrieval package!

Win a Special Labor Day Military Records Retrieval Package from Twisted Twigs!

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Twisted Twigs is holding its second annual Labor Day sale!

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Twisted Twigs is holding its 2nd Annual Labor Day Sale AND celebrating Deidre’s upcoming move to the Washington DC-area! To help celebrate, we have another contest running this week where you could win a military record retrieval valued at up to $110 USD!

Enter the Twisted Twigs Military Labor Day Contest this week and you could win one of these military record retrieval packages: 1) Pension/Service Record Combo – a full US Military Pension File PLUS a Military Service Record – valued at $110 USD; 2) a full US Military Pension File – valued at $80 USD; or 3) a Military Service Record – valued at $30 USD

Don’t forget you could win if you enter by 11:50 pm CDT on Wednesday 24 August 2016. Click here to enter!

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Genealogy Bargains for Friday 19 August 2016

Save 30-40% on Huguenot Genealogy books

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UPDATED GENEALOGY BARGAINS for Friday, August 19, 2016

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Save 30% to 40% on Huguenot Books! Today through Monday, August 22nd, save on some of the best books for Huguenot genealogy research from Genealogical Publishing Company! Titles include:

History of Huguenot Emigration to America. Two Volumes

  • History of Huguenot Emigration to America. Two Volumes. The bulk of the work is devoted to the important emigration of French Protestants (via the Netherlands and Great Britain) in the last quarter of the 17th century to the time of the Revolutionary War. There is a profusion of genealogical detail on the early Huguenot families of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia, later families having dispersed to Pennsylvania and other states. Was $75.00, Now $44.95!

Huguenot and Scots Links, 1575-1775.

  • Huguenot and Scots Links, 1575-1775. After Louis XIV rescinded the Edict of Nantes in 1685, Huguenots, fearing reprisals, fled to whichever of Europe’s Protestant countries would receive them, including Scotland, which officially had become a Protestant country in 1560. David Dobson has unearthed information concerning more than 1,000 Scottish Huguenots or their descendants. For each individual, Mr. Dobson provides the name, a locale, a date, usually an occupation, and something about the person (e.g., “admitted as a burgess,” or “apprenticed to James Smart a merchant in Edinburgh.” Was $16.00, Now $9.50!

Huguenot Genealogies.

  • Huguenot Genealogies. In deciding which books and articles to include in this collection, the compiler’s rule of thumb was to include family histories whose progenitors and early descendants, at least, could be documented as having Huguenot ancestry. About 700 titles are cited in all, and they are arranged in alphabetical order of the principal family of the genealogy. In each case the citation gives the full title of the work, the author, year and sometimes place of publication, and, in the case of articles from journals, the volume and issue of the periodical. Was $14.00, Now $7.95!

Memoirs of a Huguenot Family

  • Memoirs of a Huguenot Family. This classic history is drawn from authentic family papers of the famous Huguenot family of Jacques Fontaine and the families of Fontaine and Maury, from whom thousands of persons now living in the U.S. are descended. The coverage follows the de la Fontaine in France, England, Ireland, and Virginia, where Fontaine’s sons and daughters mostly immigrated. Was $41.95, Now $24.95!

The Huguenots of Colonial South Carolina

  • The Huguenots of Colonial South Carolina. The Huguenot settlement of South Carolina commenced in 1670. Genealogists will want to consult this work because it identifies all important Huguenot settlements in colonial South Carolina as well as eminent pioneers or families. The work also includes a bibliography, subject index, and early documents pertaining to the founding of the Huguenot settlements. Was $35.00, Now $20.95!

The Huguenots: Their Settlements, Churches, and Industries in England and Ireland

  • The Huguenots: Their Settlements, Churches, and Industries in England and Ireland. This remarkable work examines the history of Huguenot settlements and churches and draws particular attention to the contribution and influence of the Huguenots in the British Isles. For genealogists, the most interesting feature of the work is the section on Huguenot refugees and descendants. This consists of a collection of 300 biographies of noted Huguenot refugees who settled in Britain.. Additionally, the work contains an important section on the Huguenots in America by G. P. Disoway, featuring histories of the Huguenots in New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and South Carolina. Was $41.50, Now $27.95!

The Huguenots in France and America

  • The Huguenots in France and America. Hannah Lee’s work is an exhaustive account of the origins of the Huguenots in France, their persecution and their subsequent flight. An important section of nearly 100 pages is devoted to the Huguenots who settled at Boston and Oxford (MA), New Rochelle (NY), New Paltz (NY), Frenchtown (RI), and Jamestown (SC). Was $55.00, Now $31.95!

Huguenot Emigration to Virginia. With an Appendix of Genealogies Presenting Data of the Fontaine, Maury, Dupuy, Trabue, Marye, Chastain, Cocke, and Other Families

Memorials of Huguenots in America

  • Memorials of Huguenots in America. With Special Reference to Their Emigration to Pennsylvania. Genealogists with Huguenot or Pennsylvania ancestors should consult this work because it examines the hitherto overlooked role of the Huguenots in the great Palatine exodus to Pennsylvania. Stapleton provides exhaustive genealogical data on various emigrants and lists over 1,000 Huguenot refugees with their dates of arrival and places of residence. Was $24.00, Now $13.95!

French Colonists and Exiles in the United States

  • French Colonists and Exiles in the United States. The focus of this volume, published originally in 1907, is to gather together accounts of the various French pioneers and settlements established in the United States during the latter part of the 18th and early 19th centuries. The chapter on French Louisiana, for example, recounts the arrival in 1785 of a number of French Acadians whose transit was subsidized by the King of France. This comprehensive work includes entire chapters on French soldier-settlers; the Huguenots; French travelers and their memoirs; the Bonapartes and other famous exiles; French settlements in Kentucky, Indiana, and Iowa; and so forth. Was $27.00, Now $15.95!

EXPIRING SOON Genealogy Bargains

Save $10 on Great Canadian Genealogy Summit registration! Here is an amazing deal . . . right now Early Bird Registration for the Great Canadian Genealogy Summit (21-23 October 2016 in Brampton, Ontario) is only $159 CDN ($121 USD). Use special promo code HiDef10 and you can get an extra $10 CDN off the registration! Your final price is $149 CDN ($114 USD). Click here for more information and to save - offer expires 11:59 pm EDT on August 20th.

You won't see another sale Family Tree DNA like this until the holidays! Get the Family Finder DNA test kit for 30% off - now only $69!

  • Amazing Summer Sale at Family Tree DNA – save $30 on Family Finder DNA test kit, normally $99, now just $69!  While sales at other genealogy DNA vendors occur frequently, it is rare to have a sale this good and on a great product! Click here to save – via Family Tree DNA

ONGOING Genealogy Bargains

Genealogy author and educator Thomas MacEntee reviews Organize Your Genealogy by Drew Smith – learn how to invest in organizing your genealogy now so you have more time to find ancestors later!

FREE Webinar Recording - Successfully Applying to a Lineage Society presented by Amy Johnson Crow, CG - “Applying to a lineage society is a way to honor your ancestor as well as improve your research and citation skills. Learn how to find a society, compile the documentation, and keep your sanity in the process.” Click here to view for FREE through August 23rd - via Legacy Family Tree Webinars

  • FREE Webinar Recording – Successfully Applying to a Lineage Society presented by Amy Johnson Crow, CG – “Applying to a lineage society is a way to honor your ancestor as well as improve your research and citation skills. Learn how to find a society, compile the documentation, and keep your sanity in the process.” Click here to view for FREE through August 23rd – via Legacy Family Tree Webinars

Save 40% on HP Envy 4520 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer with Mobile Printing - was $99.99, now just $59.95 with FREE SHIPPING! This is an amazing price for a workhorse printer/scanner! Now is the time to upgrade equipment in your genealogy cave! Click here to save - via Amazon

1TB External Hard Drive - only $49.99! Seagate Expansion 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0, normally $69.99, save 20% and pay only $49.99. Plus, free shipping for Amazon Prime members! This is lowest price so far for a 1TB external hard drive - today is Data Backup Day so make sure all your genealogy data is preserved! Click here to save - via Amazon.

  • 1TB External Hard Drive – only $49.99! Seagate Expansion 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0, normally $69.99, save 20% and pay only $49.99. Plus, free shipping for Amazon Prime members! This is lowest price so far for a 1TB external hard drive – make sure all your genealogy data is preserved!  Click here to save – via Amazon.

 

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  • 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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