Who Is Your Favorite Rockstar Genealogist? 2016 Voting Now Open

It's time once again to vote for your favorite rockstar genealogist! Who, in your opinion, is a "must see" when it comes to genealogy lectures and webinars?

Once again, John D. Reid over at Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections is hosting the annual Rockstar Genealogist voting. This is the fifth year for the survey and John has compiled a list of genealogy lecturers, authors and educators based on submitted nominations from his readers. Click here to read the post and access the link to cast your vote.

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You’ll find names of genealogists that you already know, but many that you don’t know. My suggestion is that you take a minute or two and take a name you don’t know and search for them on Google. Find out more about their focus area in genealogy and what makes them a rockstar genealogist!

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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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Are you frustrated when it comes to US military research for one of your ancestors? Have you tried to order a military pension file or military service record from NARA, only to wait for up to six months AND then you don’t get the complete record?

Thankfully, Deidre Erin Denton of Twisted Twigs on Gnarled Branches Genealogy offers a great Military Records Retrieval Service that speeds up the process AND provides much more than NARA does AND at a great price!

Twisted Twigs is holding its second annual Labor Day sale!

Deidre can access Federal military service records from The Revolutionary War to 1912, and she can get the digital files to you – the complete set! – within 21 days (of a confirmed order)!  Click here to learn more and get a special deal on Military Pension Files!

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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Contest: Fall 2016 Virtual Genealogy Conference at Family Tree University

Win a FREE registration valued at $199 to the Fall 2016 Virtual Genealogy Conference at Family Tree University

A Fall 2016 Virtual Genealogy Conference Contest at GeneaBloggers!

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This week we have an amazing contest with a HUGE prize! Thanks to the folks at Family Tree University, one lucky winner will attend the Family Tree University Fall 2016 Virtual Genealogy Conference for FREE!

Win a FREE registration valued at $199 to the Fall 2016 Virtual Genealogy Conference at Family Tree University

“Longer nights and cooler temps mean more opportunities to focus on your genealogy! With our Fall Virtual Genealogy Conference, you’ll be able to develop your skills and tackle your family history research with a fresh perspective. You’ll learn new genealogy research strategies and discover new tools and techniques to make it easier to dig up those records. Plus, you’ll get loads of new insights into genetic genealogy as well as new approaches to understanding your ethnicity. Best of all, because it’s web-based, you’ll never have to miss a session – you can set your own schedule! Take a break between video presentations to join in a live chat, dive into the discussion boards or check out your SWAG bag. With our virtual conference, you’ll get the best parts of a genealogy conference without ever having to change out of your pajamas. Click here for more information and set yourself up for successful researching for the rest of the year!”

What You’ll Get:

  • 15 half-hour video classes in four tracks:
    • genetic genealogy
    • genealogy technology track
    • research strategies track
    • ethnic research track
  • Unlimited viewing: Your all-access pass gets you into all 15 classes during the three-day conference—you can even download the videos to watch again later or view ones you missed!
  • Make your own schedule: Because the video sessions are pre-recorded, you don’t have to show up at a specific time to catch the ones you want—or choose between sessions you’re interested in.
  • Live chats and message board discussions: Enhance your conference experience by participating in conversations with FTU staff and instructors. The live chat schedule will be posted in the Chats tab.
  • Convenience: Unlike in-person genealogy conferences and seminars, you can take part in the Family Tree University Virtual Conference anywhere you can connect to the internet: at home, at the library, at the coffee shop with your laptop—choose the spot that works best for you. Best of all: No travel costs and parking hassles!
  • Value: Conference registration saves you a whopping $400 off the price of purchasing each video separately ($39.99). That means you’re getting all those videos, plus access to chats and discussion boards with our instructors and fellow genealogists, for a third of the price!
  • “Swag bag” of freebies from ShopFamilyTree.com

Enter Today

Enter the FTU Fall 2016 Virtual Genealogy Conference Contest this week and you could win a FREE registration! We’ll select one (1) winner to receive the free registration.

This is a $199.99 value and you could win if you enter by 11:50 pm CDT on Sunday 7 August 2016. Click here to enter!

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