Genealogy Blogging Beat – Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Aug 17, 1807. Robert Fulton began the first American steamboat trip between Albany and New York, NY, on a boat later called the Clermont. After years of promoting submarine warfare, Fulton engaged in a partnership with Robert R. Livingston, the US minister to France, allowing Fulton to design and construct a steamboat. His first success came in August 1803 when he launched a steam-powered vessel on the Seine. That same year the US Congress granted Livingston and Fulton exclusive rights to operate steamboats on New York waters during the next 20 years. The first Albany– New York trip took 32 hours to travel the 150-mile course. Although his efforts were labeled “Fulton’s Folly” by his detractors, his success allowed the partnership to begin commercial service the next year, Sept 4, 1808.

Aug 17, 1807. Robert Fulton began the first American steamboat trip between Albany and New York, NY, on a boat later called the Clermont. After years of promoting submarine warfare, Fulton engaged in a partnership with Robert R. Livingston, the US minister to France, allowing Fulton to design and construct a steamboat. His first success came in August 1803 when he launched a steam-powered vessel on the Seine. That same year the US Congress granted Livingston and Fulton exclusive rights to operate steamboats on New York waters during the next 20 years. The first Albany– New York trip took 32 hours to travel the 150-mile course. Although his efforts were labeled “Fulton’s Folly” by his detractors, his success allowed the partnership to begin commercial service the next year, Sept 4, 1808.


Today is Wednesday, 17 August 2016, and here is what’s available in terms of genealogy blogging and other related events in the Genealogy World:

Genealogy Blogging Items of Note

  • Today: Davy Crockett’s Birthday – Anniversary, Fulton Steamboat Sails – Anniversary, and Mae West’s Birthday – Anniversary

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Genealogy Bargains for Tuesday 16 August 2016

FREE Webinar - Successfully Applying to a Lineage Society presented by Amy Johnson Crow, CG - Wednesday, August 17th, 1:00 pm Central - “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 register - via Legacy Family Tree Webinars

UPDATED GENEALOGY BARGAINS for Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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NEW Genealogy Bargains

FREE Webinar - Successfully Applying to a Lineage Society presented by Amy Johnson Crow, CG - Wednesday, August 17th, 1:00 pm Central - “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 register - via Legacy Family Tree Webinars

  • FREE Webinar – Successfully Applying to a Lineage Society presented by Amy Johnson Crow, CG – Wednesday, August 17th, 1:00 pm Central – “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 register – via Legacy Family Tree Webinars

EXPIRING SOON Genealogy Bargains

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

FREE Webinar - Another Kind of Navigation: GPS for Genealogy presented by Shellee Morehead, CG - Tuesday, August 16th, 2016, 7:00 pm Central

  • FREE Webinar – Another Kind of Navigation: GPS for Genealogy presented by Shellee Morehead, CG – Tuesday, August 16th, 2016, 7:00 pm Central – “This lecture describes the 5 steps of the Genealogical Proof Standard to establish proof of identities and relationships. Shellee will present examples at each step, along with a case study of a complex problem that was solved with research, creativity, attention to detail and a defined process. See how reasonably exhaustive research, accurate citations, analysis and correlation of data, the resolution of conflicting data and a reasoned, written conclusion was used to identify the parents of a Civil War soldier who shaved 10 years off his age and complicated the search for this relationship.” Click here to register – via Legacy Family Tree Webinars and Board for Certification of Genealogists

FREE Webinar Recording - Homestead Act of 1862 - Following the Witnesses - presented by Bernice Bennett - “This webinar will trace the lives of four individuals that served as witnesses and also acquired land under the Homestead Act of 1862 in Livingston Parish, Louisiana. This case study will examine how the lives of these witnesses interconnected by reviewing their land entry papers.” Click here to register view for FREE through Thursday, August 18th - via Legacy Family Tree Webinars

  • FREE Webinar Recording – Homestead Act of 1862 – Following the Witnesses – presented by Bernice Bennett – “This webinar will trace the lives of four individuals that served as witnesses and also acquired land under the Homestead Act of 1862 in Livingston Parish, Louisiana. This case study will examine how the lives of these witnesses interconnected by reviewing their land entry papers.” Click here to register view for FREE through Thursday, August 18th – via Legacy Family Tree Webinars

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  • Sale on Will and Probate Records Books at Genealogical Publishing Company! Genealogical.com publishes scores of collections of will records, most of them dating from before the American Civil War. These include volumes on most of the original Thirteen States/Colonies, the “Old Northwest,” and the “Old Southwest,” and compendia of European wills. For the next four days, moreover, you can select from a baker’s dozen of our will book titles at savings of 40% or more. You will want to take advantage of these great savings while you can– sale prices expire at 11:59 p.m. EDT, Monday August 15, 2016.

Foundations in DNA webinar series now available at Legacy Family Tree Webinars - presented by Blaine Bettinger - “For the first time, a comprehensive beginning DNA genealogy course is available online, worldwide, from genetic genealogist, Blaine Bettinger. He is the founder of one of genetic genealogy's earliest blogs, The Genetic Genealogist. The five-class series introduces you to genetic genealogy and then progressively takes you through the various tests, taking the mystery out of DNA.”

Foundations in DNA webinar series now available at Legacy Family Tree Webinars – presented by Blaine Bettinger – “For the first time, a comprehensive beginning DNA genealogy course is available online, worldwide, from genetic genealogist, Blaine Bettinger. He is the founder of one of genetic genealogy’s earliest blogs, The Genetic Genealogist. The five-class series introduces you to genetic genealogy and then progressively takes you through the various tests, taking the mystery out of DNA.”

The 5-class series – Foundations in DNA includes:

  • Foundations in DNA 1: Genealogy and DNA
  • Foundations in DNA 2: DNA Overview
  • Foundations in DNA 3: Y-DNA
  • Foundations in DNA 4: Mitochondrial DNA
  • Foundations in DNA 5: Autosomal DNA

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GeneaBloggers continues its special affiliation with NEHGS - enjoy savings on these select publications during August 2016!

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.

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 – Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Aug 16, 1896. According to the oral tradition of the Tagish First Nations People, Skookum Jim, Dawson Charlie and George Carmack found gold in Rabbit Creek, a tributary of the Klondike River, lying “thick between the flaky slabs like cheese sandwiches.” This event, which led to the great Klondike Gold Rush, is celebrated in the Yukon each year with a public holiday, Discovery Day, observed on the nearest Monday.

Aug 16, 1896. According to the oral tradition of the Tagish First Nations People, Skookum Jim, Dawson Charlie and George Carmack found gold in Rabbit Creek, a tributary of the Klondike River, lying “thick between the flaky slabs like cheese sandwiches.” This event, which led to the great Klondike Gold Rush, is celebrated in the Yukon each year with a public holiday, Discovery Day, observed on the nearest Monday.


Today is Tuesday, 16 August 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: Elvis Presley’s Death – Anniversary, Klondike Gold Discovery – Anniversary, and National Roller Coaster Day.

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