FREE Ebook: After You’re Gone: Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research

FREE Ebook After You're Gone: Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research – offers practical advice on what to do with years of genealogy research, especially if no one in the family is interested in carrying on your work! – expires Monday May 11th via Amazon

My latest book, After You’re Gone: Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research,  offers practical advice on what to do with years of genealogy research, especially if no one in the family is interested in carrying on your work! Starting today through Monday May 11th, I’m making this book (a $3.95 USD value) available for FREE! Click here for your copy NOW before it’s too late!

International Access to After You’re Gone

Readers in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and other countries can access the free version of After You’re Gone as well. Simply go to Amazon and search for “After You’re Gone.” Here are some convenient links for those readers in specific countries:

Take a Minute and Leave a Review

If you do download and read After You’re Gone, if possible, please take a minute to write a review over at Amazon so other genealogists can understand how this book will help them deal with protecting and preserving their genealogy and family history research.

How Do Free Kindle E-books Work?

The easiest way to get your copy of After You’re Gone is to click the link or image above. Or if you search on Amazon for the book, you’ll see either Add to Cart or Buy now with 1-Click® . . . just click either of those buttons.

The easiest way to get your copy of Guide to WolframAlpha for Genealogy and Family History Research is to click the Add to Cart image above. Or if you search on Amazon for the book, you'll see either Add to Cart or Buy now with 1-Click® . . . just click either of those buttons.  Whatever you do, please DO NOT CLICK the "Read for free" button! This will sign you up for Amazon Kindle Unlimited and you'll receive emails and . . . well it is just a mess!

Whatever you do, please DO NOT CLICK the “Read for free” button! This will sign you up for Amazon Kindle Unlimited and you’ll receive emails and . . . well it is just a mess!

But I Don’t Have a Kindle Device! Read On . . .

Did you know that Amazon provides a FREE Kindle App that you can install on a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or most any smart device? Click here to download the app . . . and don’t worry, the app is “responsive” which means it will know which version you need!

Did you know that Amazon provides a FREE Kindle App that you can install on a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or most any smart device? Click here to download the app . . . and don't worry, the app is "responsive" which means it will know which version you need!

I have the Kindle App on my iPad and it works just like a Kindle device! I can change the font size, the word space and the lighting as well.

About After You’re Gone: Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research

Try as we might, we really have little control over what will happen to our possessions, even our bodies, after we die. Yes, we can draw up legal documents, we can express our wishes to family members and more; however, there are no guarantees when it comes to these matters. The best we can do is prepare, plan and communicate now.

When it comes to years of genealogy research and material that you have accumulated, what plans have you made to ensure that this legacy does not die with you? In After You’re Gone: Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research, you will find valuable advice on creating a realistic plan to get your “genealogy affairs” in order. Make sure that the next generation of researchers can benefit from your years of hard work and following your passion.

After You’re Gone: Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research covers a wide range of topics including:

  • The Perils of Inaction: Lost Genealogy
  • Action Plan Options
  • Getting Organized
  • Taking Inventory
  • Working with Societies, Libraries and Archives
  • Technology to the Rescue
  • Best Practices for Genealogy Future Proofing

 

 

©2015, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

iDrive 75% OFF – Special Offer for Fans of GeneaBloggers

Get 1TB automatic online storage across MULTIPLE devices for just $14.88 a year! This is an exclusive offer from iDrive for fans of GeneaBloggers.

UPDATE: The first iDrive offer back in January 2015 was a HUGE success and many of our fans MISSED OUT. Well, we’ve worked with iDrive to bring this deal back, but only for a short time! 

I’m committed to making sure that all my fans and followers are backing up years worth of research! So I worked with iDrive to come up with a special deal just for you: 1TB of automatic Online Backup Storage PLUS 1TB of Sync Space file storage, all for only $14.88. This is a 75% savings off the regular price of $59.50!

Data Backup Resolutions for 2015

In January 2015, I started using iDrive for data backup and it is easy to install, easy to use and it is a “set and forget” program. Talk about peace of mind! If you remember I had a hard drive failure in November that almost wiped me out! I had relied on Dropbox but had turned the “sync” feature off and lost days worth of work. Don’t take chances! Consider using an automatic service like iDrive today!

You MUST use this link in order to get this deal! Offer expires at 11:59 pm CDT on Saturday, May 9, 2015.

Is iDrive Better than Carbonite? Will iDrive Work on a Mac? And Other Questions

Short answers: Yes and Yes.

First, there are so many benefits that iDrive has over Dropbox, Carbonite and Backblaze. Second, iDrive works with Mac and iOS devices as well as PCs and Android devices. Some other important reason why you may want to use iDrive:

  • iDrive allows multiple machines – you can back up as many as you want – even a combo of PC and Mac devices – all under the 1TB data limit – Carbonite is for one computer.
  • iDrive does mobile devices – Carbonite does not.
  • Carbonite backs up once a day – iDrive is automatic as it happens.
  • iDrive can backup Facebook. Carbonite does not.
  • And this is neat – you can ship an external hard drive to iDrive and they will add it to your backup (extra fee of course)

Check out the comparison of iDrive and Carbonite as well as the comparison of iDrive and Backblaze, and iDrive and Dropbox.

©2015, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

HistoryLines Official Launch with a Bonus

I’m very excited to learn that HistoryLines is now officially launched! I’ve been in contact with Jeff Haddon, one of the co-founders, since the Federation of Genealogical Societies conference in San Antonio, Texas in August 2014. Since then Jeff has kept me posted as to the progress of the HistoryLines product and the value it brings to genealogy and family history researchers.

I like what I’ve seen so far, especially how HistoryLines can help you build a life sketch for an ancestor. “HistoryLines.com provides an automatic, editable life sketch for your ancestors based on when and where they lived. What did your ancestors experience? What were their daily lives really like? Don’t have the elusive records that tell their personal story? HistoryLines can help!”

"HistoryLines.com provides an automatic, editable life sketch for your ancestors based on when and where they lived. What did your ancestors experience? What were their daily lives really like? Don’t have the elusive records that tell their personal story? HistoryLines can help!"

Visit HistoryLines at http://historylines.com and give it a try. Also, if you are interested in a subscription, HistoryLines is offering 30% off new subscriptions forever with the promo code EARLYBIRD30.

HistoryLines Press Release

[Editor’s Note: below is the official HistoryLines Press Release we received here at GeneaBloggers.]

Site provides instant life sketches and personal timelines for ancestors, saving genealogist time

OSWEGO, Ill.—(PR Web)—Apr. 20, 2015— HistoryLines, a leading provider of historical solutions for genealogists and educators, today announced the official launch of historylines.com, a new website for users interested in genealogy and family history. The site allows anyone to better understand the lives of their forebears by describing the historical events and cultural influences that surrounded their lives. Users see their relatives in historical context with a personalized timeline and map, and can read a detailed, editable life sketch based on when and where their ancestor lived in history.

“After several months of large-scale beta testing, we’re very excited to be able to offer the HistoryLines experience to the world,” says Jeff Haddon, HistoryLines co-founder. “HistoryLines addresses two major pain points in the genealogy research process: the scarcity of personal details that tell an ancestor’s life story, and the time it takes to compose a life sketch from research results.” According to Haddon, HistoryLines hopes to dramatically simplify that process for genealogists and family historians.

“Anyone interested in giving HistoryLines a try can create their first two stories for free to explore all the features,” says Haddon. HistoryLines offers subscriptions at $9.99 per month or $59.00 per year. To encourage new users to try out the site, the company is offering 30% off new subscriptions forever with the promo code EARLYBIRD30. As long as the promotional subscriptions don’t lapse, the discount will continue indefinitely. The introductory offer is good through April 30, 2015.

In conjunction with the official launch, HistoryLines is introducing some new features that beta testers haven’t seen yet, including the ability to export and share their ancestors’ life sketches on social media and in PDF format. In addition, users are now able to pursue further research by accessing the source citations for all of the historical data that is presented.

Additional features include the ability to edit the existing life sketch and to add personal events to the timeline and story. Users can build a family tree on the site, or import their family tree via GEDCOM file upload, or from FamilySearch.org, thanks to HistoryLines’ partnership with FamilySearch.

Much of the technology and processes behind the HistoryLines site functionality is protected by a pending a U.S. patent. “As useful as the product is now, it’s only the beginning. We have a rich roadmap of exciting features and capabilities ahead of us. Our mission is to make genealogists’ lives easier,” says Haddon.

About HistoryLines

Formed in 2014, HistoryLines is dedicated to solving persistent obstacles to genealogical research and ancestral understanding. Its initial product offering, HistoryLines.com, is a subscription-based service that places ancestors in historical context and automatically creates an editable life sketch for each of them.

©2015, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.