Contest: Win a Family History Book Bundle from Legacy Tale

 Win a copy an amazing family history book bundle from Legacy Tale

Legacy Tale Contest at GeneaBloggers!

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This week we are setting our focus on preserving family history through photos and family stories with the help of Legacy Tale. Last week I discovered the Legacy Tale website and boy, do they have some great ideas, tips and products!

Are you simply overwhelmed with all the photos you have in your collection (hard copy and digital)? What about the need to get those memories and family stories down in writing? Yes, there are many options available these days, including services and companies who will take care of these projects (for a fee, of course). But as family historians, we know that doing these project ourselves adds even more meaning to the end product.

So if you’ve ever wanted to share your family history research with others using photos and stories, then you will love these PDF e-Books from Legacy Tale:

The Complete Guide to Google Photos: The Fantastic Free Tool for Curating Past and Present Pictures

• How to Finalize Your Personal History for Printing and Sharing

  • How to Finalize Your Personal History for Printing and Sharing ($7.99) “Have you drafted your personal history or prepared a loved one’s life story? Don’t let it sit on your computer! This 40-page e-book will guide you to finalize your manuscript for traditional or electronic printing so you can share it with your loved ones. Leave a legacy through the gift of your memoir in the hands of your posterity!”

Check out all the amazing products and services at Legacy Tale by visiting their site at http://www.legacytale.com

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Enter the Legacy Tale Family History Book Bundle Contest this week and you could win a PDF copy of The Complete Guide to Google Photos: The Fantastic Free Tool for Curating Past and Present Pictures and How to Finalize Your Personal History for Printing and Sharing. We’ll select three (3) winners on Monday, 6 February 2017 and announce the winners over at our Facebook page.

This is a $20 USD value and you could win if you enter by 11:50 pm CST on Sunday 5 February 2017. Click here to enter!

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Contest: Win a Copy of the Unofficial Ancestry.com Workbook

Win a copy of Unofficial Ancestry.com Workbook from Shop Family Tree

Unofficial Ancestry.com Workbook Contest at GeneaBloggers!

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This week we are celebrating the publication of Nancy Hendrickson’s new book, Unofficial Ancestry.com Workbook by F&W Media, publishers of Family Tree Magazine.

Unofficial Ancestry.com Workbook by Nancy Hendrickson

“Ancestry.com keeps growing, and the site has numerous ways of helping you expand your family tree. But where do you start researching, and how do you get around the huge and ever-changing site? In this workbook, an essential companion to the Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com, you’ll learn how to use Ancestry.com and its resources to your full advantage, with helpful guides to Ancestry’s digitized records and services like AncestryDNA. Each section briefly discusses how to search Ancestry.com for a particular type of record (including census records, vital records and historical publications), then shares detailed step-by-step case studies that put those strategies into practice. Helpful screenshots illustrate how to navigate the site’s resources, guiding you from your first search for census records through deep research in the old country. And with worksheets and fillable genealogy forms in each section, you can easily plan your own Ancestry.com searches and apply what you’ve learned to your family history research.”

With expert advice, fillable worksheets and real-life search scenarios, this workbook will give you the hands-on knowledge you need to mine Ancestry.com for your family’s records.

Excerpt: Sample Tips

Here are some tips you’ll find in the Unofficial Ancestry.com Workbook:

  • Identify specific record collections that you want to search. With more than a billion records organized into tens of thousands of collections, Ancestry.com can be overwhelming to navigate, and using the general search form can sometimes give you too many results to sort through. Use the Card Catalog to find specific collections that cover the appropriate time and place (as well as the kind of record you’re looking for) to give yourself the best chance of finding a specific record.
  • Play with search options. Ancestry.com’s search forms and Card Catalog have a number of filters you can use to narrow down your results. Different combinations of titles, keywords, record types and date ranges will yield different results. Learn what each option does, and make careful use of them in your search.
  • Prioritize close DNA matches. DNA testing is an amazing new research technique, but it can provide you with an overwhelming amount of data. When reviewing your DNA matches, begin by searching only those who are projected to be third cousins or closer, as estimates or more distant relationships tend to be less accurate (and thus studying them is probably a less efficient use of your research time).

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Enter the Unofficial Ancestry.com Workbook Contest this week and you could win a FREE copy of this amazing book. We’ll select three (3) winners and each winner can choose the paperback or e-book version.

This is a $21.99 value and you could win if you enter by 11:50 pm CST on Sunday January 22, 2017. Click here to enter!

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Contest: Win a Pass to the MyHeritageDNA RootsTech After-Party!

Win a free pass to the MyHeritageDNA RootsTech After-Party

Enter The MyHeritageDNA RootsTech After-Party Contest at GeneaBloggers!

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One of the highlights of RootsTech last year was the ”after party” put on by the wonderful people at MyHeritage!

This event, the MyHeritageDNA RootsTech After-Party, will return to RootsTech on Friday, February 10th starting at 8:00 pm in the Grand Ballroom at the Marriott Downtown at City Creek, Salt Lake City.

This year’s theme is ”Amaze Yourself”. In keeping with last year’s legendary evening, karaoke will be back, plus light refreshments. We’ve also taken the entertainment up a notch and added new games and fantastic prizes. You could also be the lucky winner of a DNA test. 

This is an INVITATION ONLY event and MyHeritage has provided me with five (5) free invites to hand out to RootsTech attendees! 

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Enter The MyHeritageDNA RootsTech After-Party Contest at GeneaBloggers this week and you could win a FREE invite to this amazing event!

This is a PRICELESS item and you could win if you enter by 11:50 pm CST on Sunday 15 January 2017. Click here to enter!

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