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GeneaBloggers – Member Mailing List

I’ve been pondering the creation of a special mailing list just for member bloggers who have their blog list here at GeneaBloggers. 

The list will be used to update you on genealogy conferences and social events where bloggers are meeting up, blogging issues esp. technical issues and any changes to the GeneaBloggers website. In addition, if a vendor has a special offer for bloggers including affiliate marketing, I may pass these on to you via email. The intent of the list is to make sure that you have the tools to succeed when it comes to genealogy blogging.

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Update: The Genealogy Fairy Grants Program on Haitus

Since mid-2015, The Genealogy Fairy has awarded over $9,000 to genealogy societies and genealogists. The program is on a temporary hold for re-evaluation.

UPDATE January 2017 – The Genealogy Fairy Program Has Been Placed on Hold

The Genealogy Fairy has been up and running for approximately 18 months (since June 2015) and at this time I’ve decided to put the grants program on “hiatus” while I evaluate its effectiveness.  Since mid-2015, The Genealogy Fairy has awarded over $9,000 to various genealogical societies as well as individual genealogists in pursuit of many different projects including education, indexing, records preservation and more. Click here to read about the past grants awarded by The Genealogy Fairy.

All current applications to The Genealogy Fairy will be retained for possible future awards of grant money if, and when, the program resumes.

I continue to be committed to giving back to the genealogy community in a variety of ways and stay tuned for more information . . . it is likely that The Genealogy Fairy will return, albeit in a different format.

©2017, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

FREE ACCESS to over 1.9 Billion Records at Findmypast This Weekend

NEW! FREE ACCESS at Findmypast - Findmypast is offering free access to its collection of Birth, Marriage and Death Records starting TOMORROW January 12th through January 15th! Use the links below for more information and to access your free BMD records!

FREE ACCESS to over 1.9 BILLION records at Findmypast STARTS TODAY!

Findmypast is offering free access to its collection of Birth, Marriage and Death Records starting TODAY January 12th through January 15th! Use the links below for more information and to access your free BMD records!

  • US and Canada users: click here
  • UK users: click here
  • IE users: click here
  • AU and NZ users: click here

NOTE: You will need to set up a FREE account in order to access the free records.

Leading family history website, Findmypast, has just announced that their entire collection of birth, marriage, death and census records will be completely free to search from 08:00 GMT Thursday 12th to 07:59 GMT Sunday 15th January 2017.

By providing four days of free access to these essential records, Findmypast hopes to encourage fledgling genealogists to start building their family tree and discover at least one new ancestor through their records. Researchers will also be provided with daily getting started guides, expert insights and useful how-to blogs over the course of the free weekend.

The free access will cover all 1.9 billion records currently matched against Findmypast’s family trees, including:

  • Over 583 million British BMDs
  • Over 338 million US & Canadian BMDS
  • Over 34 million Irish BMDS
  • Over 26 million Australian & New Zealand BMDS
  • Over 257 million British Census records
  • Over 703 million US & Canadian Census records
  • Over 9 million Irish Census records
  • Over 487,000 Australian & New Zealand Census records

Findmypast trees currently provide matches from birth, baptism, marriage, death, burial and census records across the UK, US, Ireland, and Australia. This includes Findmypast’s vast collections of more than 140 million United States marriages and over 10 million Irish Catholic baptisms, marriages and burials. Findmypast’s entire collection of 583 million UK BMDs – the largest available online – will also be free to explore, including over 80 million exclusive parish records you won’t find anywhere else. All UK and Irish parish records are hinted against.

Hinting allows you uncover records for multiple ancestors at once with virtually zero effort. The larger your tree, the more potential matches you’ll be presented with so it’s well worth your while to add as many ancestors as possible.

©2017, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.