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# Friday, September 28, 2012
Celebrating Family History Month 2012
Posted by Diane

Monday, Oct. 1, starts Family History Month!

In the past October has been officially proclaimed a month for celebrating family history; recently, it's become an unofficial celebration among genealogy researchers and organizations.

So let the celebration begin! Family Tree Magazine has ideas for you to mark Family History month on our Family History Month resources page (it includes our free Discover Your Roots webinar). 

It's a great time to find classes and presentations at genealogy libraries and societies near you—many free or for a small fee. Check the website of your local library or society or call to ask about special events. Be sure to register for the event if it's required.

Here's a sampling of Family History Month events across the country. Feel free to click Comments below and tell us about events you know of:
  • Cincinnati: The public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County will hold a Day with the Experts on Saturday, Oct. 6, with genealogy tours, a Researching Your Civil War Online class, consultations with experts and a presentation on Cincinnati's legendary military officer Gen. William Haines Lytle. For more details, call (513) 369-6905 or email history@cincinnatilibrary.org.
  • Conroe, Texas: The Montgomery County Library will have a Genealogy Basics Boot Camp Oct. 10, a Get Your research into Shape session on Oct. 20, and more. Here's the library's October events calendar; hover over a listing to learn more about it.
  • Fort Myers, Fla.: The Fort Myers-Lee County Public Library is holding a Family History Month Series on Saturdays in October covering topics such as tracking your research, using courthouse records, finding censuses and substitutes and using immigration records. Click here to find out more.
  • Fort Wayne, Ind.: Of course the biggest public genealogy library in the country, the Allen County Library, is celebrating with classes on cemetery research, state and regional research, census research, photograph analysis, brick wall research and more. The library's Genealogy Center also will have extended research hours on Oct. 26. Learn more and download a class schedule here.
  • Oakland, Calif.: The African-American Genealogical Society of Northern California and the Oakland FamilySearch Center are holding a Black Family History Day Oct. 13 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the FamilySearch Center. Click here to learn more about the event (including how to register for a free family history consultation).
  • Santa Barbara, Calif.: The Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society has classes all month long, including a Genealogy and DNA workshop (Oct. 5 at 10 a.m.) and Beginning Genealogy (Oct. 8 at 10 a.m.). Registration is required, with a fee for nonmembers. You also can go to free open houses on Sept. 30 and Oct. 13, 14, 20 and 27. To learn more, go to the society's website and click READ HERE to download a PDF listing the events.
  • Tucson, Ariz.: The Pima County Genealogy Society and the Pima County Public Library are teaming up to offer family tree workshops at the library throughout October. See the dates and times here.
  • Vermilion, Ohio: Ritter Public Library is holding genealogy classes on researching a house history (Oct. 2 at 7 p.m.), creating a computerized family photo project (Oct. 27 at 10 a.m.) and getting started (Oct. 30 at 6:30 p.m.). Learn more on the library's blog.


Family History Month | Genealogy Events | Genealogy fun | Genealogy societies
Friday, September 28, 2012 12:02:45 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [2]
# Monday, October 31, 2011
Final Daily Deal & Giveaway: 50% Off Digital Downloads at ShopFamilyTree.com!
Posted by Diane

Our celebration of Family History Month is coming to a close, and with it all those Daily Deals and Giveaways.

But not before we announce the winner of today’s big grand prize giveaway—a $200 shopping spree at ShopFamilyTree.com~

And the lucky winner is ... Reba Shafer!

There's still one more deal to be had: The Daily Deal for today, Oct. 31, is 50 percent off all digital downloads at ShopFamilyTree.com.

That's a lot of genealogy expertise you can get for a great price. Articles such as:


Family History Month | ShopFamilyTree.com Sales
Monday, October 31, 2011 3:34:22 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #  Comments [0]
# Sunday, October 30, 2011
Grand Prize Time!
Posted by Allison

As October draws to a close so will our Family History Month Daily Deal and Giveaway. It's all been leading up to the drawing for our grand prize: a $200 ShopFamilyTree.com shopping spree!

Sign up now on our Daily Deal & Giveaway page. (Note: Even if you signed up for a previous giveaway, enter again to put yourself in the running for this one.) We'll select one lucky winner at random at 4 pm ET 10/31.

And you won't want to miss the last ShopFamilyTree.com Daily Deal: Digital downloads are 50% off all day Monday. Enter code DD1031 at checkout to get the discount.

It's a great opportunity to stock up on the recorded webinars and article downloads you've had your eye on—and if you win the grand prize, you can load up on goodies such as books and software.

Come back Monday afternoon to see who wins the grand prize!


Family History Month | ShopFamilyTree.com Sales
Sunday, October 30, 2011 3:31:27 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #  Comments [0]
10/30 Daily Deal and Giveaway Winner
Posted by Allison

Congratulations, Jennifer Alford! You're the winner of a Virtual Conference OnDemand Collection in today's Family History Month Daily Deal and Giveaway!

Didn't win? There's still time to buy the collection at half price (regularly $199.99): Today's Daily Deal lasts until midnight ET today, 10/30.


Family History Month | Family Tree University | ShopFamilyTree.com Sales
Sunday, October 30, 2011 3:13:40 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #  Comments [0]
# Saturday, October 29, 2011
10/29 Daily Deal and Giveaway Winner
Posted by Allison

Congratulations, Alyce Sullivan! You're the winner of an Organize Your Family History Value Pack in today's Family History Month Daily Deal and Giveaway!

Didn't win? Snatch up this value pack at the one-day special sale price of $49.99—this Daily Deal lasts until midnight ET today, 10/29.

The daily giveaway for tomorrow, 10/30, is our Virtual Conference OnDemand Collection! Sign up now on our Daily Deal & Giveaway page. (Note: Even if you signed up for a previous giveaway, enter again to put yourself in the running for this one.)

Check back tomorrow at 4 p.m. ET to see if you've won!

About the Daily Deal & Giveaway

Family Tree Magazine and Family Tree University are celebrating Family History Month in October by giving away great genealogy supplies all month long!

Each day at 4 pm ET, 3 pm Central, 3 pm MT and 1 pm Pacific, we’ll announce the winner of that day’s giveaway and reveal the next day’s giveaway.

Each daily prize also will be on sale at ShopFamilyTree.com for that day only—so if you don’t get the giveaway, you can still snatch up a fantastic deal on tools to advance your research! 


Family History Month | ShopFamilyTree.com Sales
Saturday, October 29, 2011 4:07:33 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [0]
# Thursday, October 27, 2011
10/27 Daily Deal & Giveaway!
Posted by Diane

Family Tree Magazine and Family Tree University are celebrating Family History Month by giving away great genealogy supplies all month long!

Each day at 4 pm ET (3 CT, 2 MT, 1 PT), we’ll announce the winner of that day’s giveaway. Plus, each daily prize will be on sale for a fantastic price.

Today’s giveaway is any November or December Family Tree University course. Want to learn how to trace your German ancestors? Find a soldier in the Civil War? Figure out how to get your research organized?

Well, if you're Linda Donham, you can do any of the above, or take one of our other course offerings. Congratulations!

Here's today's deal: Register for any Family Tree University November or December class and get $40 off. Build A+ research skills from the comfort of home!

Check out the classes here and use offer code FHMDD to get the deal. The code is good today only, Oct. 27

The daily giveaway for tomorrow, Oct. 28, is our Digitize Your Family Photos Value Pack. This collection of digital downloads will help you build a digital archive of your family's cherished memories.

Click here to sign up now on our Daily Deal & Giveaway page! (Even if you signed up for a previous giveaway, sign up again to get in the running for this one.)

Then just come back here tomorrow at 4 pm ET to see if you’ve won (and check out the next deal). Good luck!


Family History Month | Family Tree University
Thursday, October 27, 2011 4:06:45 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [1]
# Wednesday, October 26, 2011
10/26 Daily Deal & Giveaway!
Posted by Diane

Family Tree Magazine and Family Tree University are celebrating Family History Month by giving away great genealogy supplies all month long!

Each day at 4 pm ET (3 CT, 2 MT, 1 PT), we’ll announce the winner of that day’s giveaway. Plus, each daily prize will be on sale for a fantastic price.

Today’s giveaway is our new book Family History Detective: A Step-by-Step Guide to Investigating Your Family History by Desmond Walls Allen. It's an excellent guide for someone's who's starting genealogy research.

And the winner is ... Joyce Skidmore of Fairfax, Va. Congratulations!

Here's the deal: Preorder Family History Detective for $13.99 and get Family Tree University's Discover Your Family Tree independent study class free! That's two great beginner tools for the price of one. It's good through the end of today, Oct. 26.

Get the deal here.

The daily giveaway for tomorrow, Oct. 27, is any November or December Family Tree University course. Click here to sign up now on our Daily Deal & Giveaway page! (Even if you signed up for a previous giveaway, sign up again to be in the running for this one.)

You can explore available FTU courses (and start shopping for tomorrow's deal, $40 off any class), here.

Then just come back here tomorrow at 4 pm ET to see if you’ve won (and check out the next deal). Good luck!


Family History Month
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 4:11:37 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [1]
# Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Today's Daily Deal & Giveaway!
Posted by Diane

Family Tree Magazine and Family Tree University are celebrating Family History Month by giving away great genealogy supplies all month long!

Each day at 4 pm ET (3 CT, 2 MT, 1 PT), we’ll announce the winner of that day’s giveaway. Plus, each daily prize will be on sale for a fantastic price.

Congratulations to the winner of today’s giveaway, our 10 Years of Family Tree Magazine 2000-2009 DVD. This is the DVD with PDFs of all the issues from our first 10 years in publication. You can search the full text of all 4,700 pages at one, or browse the issues as you would a magazine.

And the winner is ... Michelle Khuon. Congratulations!

Here's the deal on this DVD: You can purchase the 10 Years of Family Tree Magazine 2000-2009 DVD today, Oct. 25, for $69.99. I don't remember when it's been more discounted. Get the deal here.

The daily giveaway for tomorrow, Oct. 26, is our new book Family History Detective by Desmond Walls Allen. Click here to sign up now on our Daily Deal & Giveaway page. (Even if you signed up for a previous giveaway, sign up again to get in the running for this one.)

Then just come back here tomorrow at 4 pm ET to see if you’ve won (and check out the next deal). Good luck!


Family History Month
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 4:07:39 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [0]
# Monday, October 24, 2011
10/24 Daily Deal & Giveaway
Posted by Diane

Family Tree Magazine and Family Tree University are celebrating Family History Month by giving away great genealogy supplies all month long!

Each day at 4 pm ET (3 CT, 2 MT, 1 PT), we’ll announce the winner of that day’s giveaway. Plus, each daily prize will be on sale for a fantastic price.

Congratulations to the winner of today’s giveaway, our State Research Guides CD and book combo—a two-fer!

And the winner is ... Brenda Moore of Bellevue, Texas.

Here's the deal: Anyone purchasing our State Research Guides CD today, Oct. 24, also will receive the State Research Guides hardbound book free. It's an $85 value for just $39.99.

Get the deal here (once you add the CD to your cart and start the check out process, you'll be able to add the book to your cart.

The daily giveaway for tomorrow, Oct. 25, is a biggie: our 10 Years of Family Tree Magazine 2000-2009 DVD, with all of the issues from our first 10 years in publication. You want this one!

Click here to sign up now on our Daily Deal & Giveaway page. (Even if you signed up for a previous giveaway, sign up again to get in the running for this one.) Then just come back here tomorrow at 4 pm ET to see if you’ve won and check out the next deal. Good luck!


Family History Month
Monday, October 24, 2011 4:36:39 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [0]
# Sunday, October 23, 2011
Daily Deal & Giveaway!
Posted by Diane

Family Tree Magazine and Family Tree University are celebrating Family History Month in October by giving away great genealogy supplies all month long!

Here’s how it works: Each day at 4 pm EST, 3 pm CST, 3 pm MST and 1 pm PST, we’ll announce the winner of that day’s giveaway and reveal the next day’s giveaway.

Each daily prize also will be on sale at ShopFamilyTree.com for that day only—so if you don’t get the giveaway, you can still snatch up a fantastic deal on tools to advance your research!

The winner of today’s giveaway, a One Year Family Tree VIP Membership + Family Tree Magazine’s Web Guides CD, is Loretta Zucchero from Saint Louis, MO.

Want to get the Family Tree Magazine's Web Guide's CD FREE when joining the Family Tree VIP Program? This special is good until midnight EST today, October 23rd. Click here to buy now >>

The daily giveaway for tomorrow, October 24th, is a State Research Guides CD + a State Research Guide Hardcover Book! Click here to sign up now on our Daily Deal & Giveaway page. (Note: Even if you signed up for a previous giveaway, sign up again to put yourself in the running for this one.)

Then just come back here tomorrow at 4 pm EST to see if you’ve won. Good luck!


Family History Month
Sunday, October 23, 2011 4:16:10 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [0]
# Saturday, October 22, 2011
Daily Deal & Giveaway!
Posted by Diane

Family Tree Magazine and Family Tree University are celebrating Family History Month in October by giving away great genealogy supplies all month long!

Here’s how it works: Each day at 4 pm EST, 3 pm CST, 3 pm MST and 1 pm PST, we’ll announce the winner of that day’s giveaway and reveal the next day’s giveaway.

Each daily prize also will be on sale at ShopFamilyTree.com for that day only—so if you don’t get the giveaway, you can still snatch up a fantastic deal on tools to advance your research!

The winner of today’s giveaway, a Research Remedies CD, is Ernestine DuBois.

Want to buy the Research Remedies CD? The special price is good until midnight EST today, October 22nd. Click here to buy now.

The daily giveaway for tomorrow, October 23rd, is a free Family Tree VIP Membership, plus a free Family Tree Magazine's Web Guides CD! (Tomorrow's special is a free Family Tree Magazine's Web Guide CD when joining the VIP Program!) Click here to sign up now on our Daily Deal & Giveaway page. (Note: Even if you signed up for a previous giveaway, sign up again to put yourself in the running for this one.)

Then just come back here tomorrow at 4 pm EST to see if you’ve won. Good luck!


Family History Month
Saturday, October 22, 2011 4:49:50 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [0]
# Friday, October 21, 2011
Oct. 21 Daily Deal & Giveaway!
Posted by Diane

Family Tree Magazine and Family Tree University are celebrating Family History Month by giving away great genealogy supplies all month long!

Each day at 4 pm ET (3 CT, 2 MT, 1 PT), we’ll announce the winner of that day’s giveaway. Plus, each daily prize will be on sale for a fantastic price.

Congratulations to the winner of today’s giveaway, a one-year membership to the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, a fabulous resource for anyone whose ancestors spent time in the state (you'll see genealogy expert James M. Beidler recommending it in our January 2012 Philadelphia Research Guide).

And the winner is ... Linette Edwards of Austin, Texas!

Here's the deal: Anyone purchasing an annual Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania membership today, Oct. 21, will have their membership extended from 12 to 15 months for the same annual rate of $60. Check out the benefits here.

The daily giveaway for tomorrow, Oct. 22, is our Research Remedies CD, which is chock-full of advice for tracking down elusive ancestors. Click here to sign up now on our Daily Deal & Giveaway page. (Even if you signed up for a previous giveaway, sign up again to get in the running for this one.)

Then just come back here tomorrow at 4 pm ET to see if you’ve won. Good luck!


Family History Month | Genealogy societies
Friday, October 21, 2011 4:37:16 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [0]
# Thursday, October 20, 2011
10/20 Daily Deal!
Posted by Diane

Family Tree Magazine and Family Tree University are celebrating Family History Month by giving away great genealogy supplies all month long!

Each day at 4 pm ET (3 CT, 2 MT, 1 PT), we’ll announce the winner of that day’s giveaway. Plus, each daily prize will be on sale for a fantastic price.

Congratulations to the winner of today’s giveaway, the Family Tree Sourcebook: Your Essential Directory of American County and Town Sources. The winner is Kathleen Nitsch.

The Sourcebook is the most comprehensive, easy-to-use guide for researching your family history.

Today's deal is: Get the Family Tree Sourcebook for just $15. The price is good until midnight ET today, Oct. 20. Click here to get the deal!

The daily giveaway for tomorrow, Oct. 21, is a one-year membership to the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, a fabulous resource for anyone whose ancestors spent time in the state (check it out here).

Click here to sign up for the deal on our Daily Deal & Giveaway page. (Even if you signed up for a previous giveaway, sign up again to get in the running for this one.)

Then just come back here tomorrow at 4 pm ET to see if you’ve won (and check out the Thursday deal). Good luck!


Family History Month
Thursday, October 20, 2011 4:12:50 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [1]
# Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Oct. 19 Daily Deal!
Posted by Diane

Family Tree Magazine and Family Tree University are celebrating Family History Month by giving away great genealogy supplies all month long!

Each day at 4 pm ET (3 CT, 2 MT, 1 PT), we’ll announce the winner of that day’s giveaway. Plus, each daily prize will be on sale for a fantastic price.

Congratulations to the winner of today’s giveaway, our Virtual Conference video class on mining the free Internet Archive website for genealogy answers: The winner is Catherine Lord.

In this 30-minute video called "Reaching Into the Internet Archive," Thomas MacEntee of GeneaBloggers shows you how to tap into digitized historical books and other ancestral artifacts at this free website dedicated to "universal access to all knowledge.

Today's deal is: Get the Reaching Into the Internet Archive video class for just $15!

The price is good until midnight ET today, Oct. 19. Click here to get the deal!

The daily giveaway for tomorrow, Oct. 20, is the Family Tree Sourcebook—the most comprehensive, easy-to-use guide for researching your family history. Click here to sign up now on our Daily Deal & Giveaway page. (Even if you signed up for a previous giveaway, sign up again to get in the running for this one.)

Then just come back here tomorrow at 4 pm ET to see if you’ve won (and check out the Thursday deal). Good luck!


Family History Month
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 4:06:56 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [0]
# Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Daily Deal & Giveaway: Photo-Retouching Help
Posted by Diane

Family Tree Magazine and Family Tree University are celebrating Family History Month by giving away great genealogy supplies all month long!

Each day at 4 pm ET (3 pm Central, 3 pm MT, 1 pm Pacific), we’ll announce the winner of that day’s giveaway. Plus, each daily prize will be on sale for a fantastic price.

Congratulations to the winner of today’s giveaway, our Amateur Photo Restoration Virtual Conference video class: The lucky person is Paul Bing.

He'll learn how to digitally repair worn, torn or moldy photos—no photo editing experience required, just the free online tools and easy techniques demoed in this 30-minute video.

And the deal is: Get the Amatuer Photo Restoration video class for just $15.

I love the idea of using the instructions in the video to digitally restore a photo, then printing and framing it, and giving it as a gift.

The price is good until midnight ET today, Oct. 18. Click here to get the deal!

The daily giveaway for tomorrow, Oct. 17, is our Internet Archive Virtual Conference video class, with Thomas MacEntee's secrets to tapping into digitized historical books and other ancestral artifacts at the free Internet Archive website. Click here to sign up now on our Daily Deal & Giveaway page. (Note: Even if you signed up for a previous giveaway, sign up again to put yourself in the running for this one.)

Then just come back here tomorrow at 4 pm ET to see if you’ve won (and check out the Thursday deal). Good luck!


Family History Month | Photos
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 4:21:37 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [0]
# Monday, October 17, 2011
10/17 Daily Deal: Family Tree Legacies!
Posted by Diane

Family Tree Magazine and Family Tree University are celebrating Family History Month by giving away great genealogy supplies all month long!

Each day at 4 pm ET, 3 pm Central, 3 pm MT and 1 pm Pacific, we’ll announce the winner of that day’s giveaway and reveal the next day’s giveaway. Plus, for that day, each daily prize will be on sale for a fantastic price.

Congratulations to the winner of today’s giveaway, the book Family Tree Legacies by Allison Stacy and yours truly: The lucky person is Karen Bellmer of Overland Park, Kan.

This keepsake book is an interactive album for recording your family's history. It's totally customizable: The three-ring binder lets you add, take out or rearrange pages, and it includes a CD with printable refill pages. You can get a look inside this book and learn more about it here.

And now for the deal: Get Family Tree Legacies for just $15, half off the regular price. You can get a jump on your holiday shopping—this book makes a great sentimental gift.

The price is good until midnight ET today, Oct. 17. Click here to get the deal!

The daily giveaway for tomorrow, Oct. 18, is our Amatuer Photo Restoration Virtual Conference video class (another wy to give a wonderful holiday gift). Click here to sign up now on our Daily Deal & Giveaway page. (Note: Even if you signed up for a previous giveaway, sign up again to put yourself in the running for this one.)

Then just come back here tomorrow at 4 pm ET to see if you’ve won. Good luck!


Family History Month
Monday, October 17, 2011 4:20:37 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [0]
# Sunday, October 16, 2011
10/16 Daily Deal & Giveaway!
Posted by Diane

Family Tree Magazine and Family Tree University are celebrating Family History Month by giving away great genealogy supplies all month long!

Each day at 4 pm ET (3 pm Central, 3 pm MT, 1 pm Pacific), we’ll announce the winner of that day’s giveaway and reveal the next day’s giveaway. Plus, for that day, each daily prize will be on sale for a fantastic price.

The winner of today’s giveaway, Finding the Civil War in Your Family Album, is Thomas McCullough.

And now for the deal: Stock up on advice from the Photo Detective! Save 20% on Maureen A. Taylor's books, Preserving Your Family Photographs, Fashionable Folks, and Finding the Civil War in Your Family Album today. This deal is good until midnight ET today, Oct. 16. 

The daily giveaway for tomorrow, Oct. 17, is Family Tree Legacies. This keepsake book is an interactive album for recording your family's history. It's totally customizable: The three-ring binder lets you add, take out or rearrange pages, and it includes a CD with printable refill pages! Click here to sign up now on our Daily Deal & Giveaway page. (Note: Even if you signed up for a previous giveaway, sign up again to put yourself in the running for this one.)

Then just come back here tomorrow at 4 pm ET to see if you’ve won. Good luck!


Family History Month
Sunday, October 16, 2011 4:08:53 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [0]
# Saturday, October 15, 2011
10/15 Daily Deal & Giveaway!
Posted by Diane

Family Tree Magazine and Family Tree University are celebrating Family History Month by giving away great genealogy supplies all month long!

Each day at 4 pm ET (3 pm Central, 3 pm MT, 1 pm Pacific), we’ll announce the winner of that day’s giveaway and reveal the next day’s giveaway. Plus, for that day, each daily prize will be on sale for a fantastic price.

The winner of today’s giveaway, The Family Tree Problem Solver book, is Pamla Hendrickson.

And now for the deal: You can get this classic genealogy guide today for $12.99, half off the retail price. This price is good until midnight ET today, Oct. 15. Click here to buy now.

The daily giveaway for tomorrow, Oct. 16, is Finding the Civil War in Your Family Album. In this book, Photo Detective Maureen A. Taylor helps you date, identify and preserve portraits and pictures taken in the Civil War Era. Click here to sign up now on our Daily Deal & Giveaway page. (Note: Even if you signed up for a previous giveaway, sign up again to put yourself in the running for this one.)

Then just come back here tomorrow at 4 pm ET to see if you’ve won. Good luck!


Family History Month
Saturday, October 15, 2011 4:07:33 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [1]
# Friday, October 14, 2011
10/14 Daily Deal & Giveaway!
Posted by Diane

Family Tree Magazine and Family Tree University are celebrating Family History Month by giving away great genealogy supplies all month long!

Each day at 4 pm ET, 3 pm Central, 3 pm MT and 1 pm Pacific, we’ll announce the winner of that day’s giveaway and reveal the next day’s giveaway. Plus, for that day, each daily prize will be on sale for a fantastic price.

Congratulations to the winner of today’s giveaway, the book My Life & Times: A Guided Journal for Collecting Your Stories: The lucky person is Roy Dakin of Kansas City, Mo.

And now for the deal: Get the Genealogist's Google Toolbox book download by Lisa Louise Cooke for just $9.99—that's 30 percent off.

In this PDF book, genealogy podcaster Cooke helps you stuff your genealogy toolbox with FREE state-of-the-art online tools that are built to search, translate, message, and span the globe.

The price is good until midnight ET today, Oct. 14. Click here to get the deal!

The daily giveaway for tomorrow, Oct. 15, is The Family Tree Problem Solver book by Marsha Hoffman Rising. Click here to sign up now on our Daily Deal & Giveaway page. (Note: Even if you signed up for a previous giveaway, sign up again to put yourself in the running for this one.)

Then just come back here tomorrow at 4 pm ET to see if you’ve won. Good luck!


Family History Month
Friday, October 14, 2011 4:26:53 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [0]
Genealogy News Corral, October 10-14
Posted by Diane

  • Archives.com is sharing an interesting infographic for Family History Month, showing US immigration numbers through the years and stats on the origins of immigrants from 1910 to 1919 and from 2000 to 2009, among other information. Check it out on the Archives.com blog.  
  • British genealogy site GenesReunited has added more than 35 million baptism, marriage and burial records for England and Wales dating back to 1538. The parish records include Boyd's Marriage Index 1538-1840 and Boyd's 1st Miscellaneous Series 1538-1775, supplied by the British Society of Genealogists. You can view the records on a pay per view basis or Genes Reunited Platinum members can add one or more of the record sets to their package.
  • The Federation of Genealogical Societies announced its new board members and directors, including George G. Morgan (Family Tree Magazine’s Document Detective columnist) as Vice-President Membership, Curt D. Witcher as Vice-President Development, Loretto “Lou” Szucs as Director, Kim Kasprzyk as Treasurer, Polly Fitzgerald Kimmitt as Director, Angela Walton-Raji as Director and Randy Whited as Director.
  • The National Genealogical Society also announced a new board member: Teresa Koch-Bostic, of Mineola, NY, a professional genealogist in addition to her extensive background in business.

Family History Month | Genealogy societies | immigration records | Photos | UK and Irish roots
Friday, October 14, 2011 11:53:56 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [4]
# Thursday, October 13, 2011
10/13 Daily Deal & Giveaway!
Posted by Diane

Family Tree Magazine and Family Tree University are celebrating Family History Month by giving away great genealogy supplies all month long!

Each day at 4 pm ET, 3 pm Central, 3 pm MT and 1 pm Pacific, we’ll announce the winner of that day’s giveaway and reveal the next day’s giveaway. Plus, for that day, each daily prize will be on sale for a fantastic price.

Congratulations to the winner of today’s giveaway, the book My Life & Times: A Guided Journal for Collecting Your Stories: The lucky person is Callie Larsen from Syracuse, Utah.

And now for the deal: Save on two new titles for jogging memories and recording your history. Purchase both My Life & Times and Remember That? for just $29.99. This price is good until midnight ET today, Oct. 13.

The daily giveaway for tomorrow, Oct. 14, is the Genealogist's Google Toolbox book download by Lisa Louise Cooke. Click here to sign up now on our Daily Deal & Giveaway page. (Note: Even if you signed up for a previous giveaway, sign up again to put yourself in the running for this one.)

Then just come back here tomorrow at 4 pm ET to see if you’ve won. Good luck!


Family History Month
Thursday, October 13, 2011 4:22:22 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [1]
# Wednesday, October 12, 2011
10/12 Daily Deal & Giveaway!
Posted by Diane

Family Tree Magazine and Family Tree University are celebrating Family History Month by giving away great genealogy supplies all month long!

Each day at 4 pm ET (3 pm Central, 3 pm MT, 1 pm Pacific), we’ll announce the winner of that day’s giveaway and reveal the next day’s giveaway. Plus, for that day, each daily prize will be on sale for a fantastic price.

The winner of today’s giveaway, all seven of Family Tree Magazine's 2010 issues on CD, is Ellen Fox.

And now for the deal: You can get the Family Tree Magazine 2010 CD—that's 608 pages of fully searchable, hyperlinked how-to genealogy guidance—for just $15! This price is good until midnight ET today, Oct. 12. Click here to buy now.

The daily giveaway for tomorrow, Oct. 13, is one of our newest books: My Life & Times: A Guided Journal for Collecting Your Stories by Sunny Jane Morton. Click here to sign up now on our Daily Deal & Giveaway page. (Note: Even if you signed up for a previous giveaway, sign up again to put yourself in the running for this one.)

Then just come back here tomorrow at 4 pm ET to see if you’ve won. Good luck!


Family History Month
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 4:06:41 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [0]
# Monday, October 10, 2011
10/10 Daily Deal & Giveaway!
Posted by Diane

Family Tree Magazine and Family Tree University are celebrating Family History Month in October by giving away great genealogy supplies all month long!

Here’s how it works: Each day at 4 pm ET, 3 pm Central, 3 pm MT and 1 pm Pacific, we’ll announce the winner of that day’s giveaway and reveal the next day’s giveaway.

Each daily prize also will be on sale at ShopFamilyTree.com for that day only—so if you don’t get the giveaway, you can still snatch up a fantastic deal on tools to advance your research!

The winner of today’s giveaway, the Life in Civil War America digital book, is Mildred Russoniello. Congrats to Mildred!

If you didn't win, you can get a great deal on the Life in Civil War America digital book. The special price of $9.99 (that's 56 percent off!) is good until midnight ET today, Oct. 10. Click here to get the deal now.

The daily giveaway for tomorrow, Oct. 11, is a Family Tree Magazine 1-year digital subscription! Click here to sign up now on our Daily Deal & Giveaway page. (Note: Even if you signed up for a previous giveaway, sign up again to put yourself in the running for this one.)


Family History Month
Monday, October 10, 2011 4:04:33 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [0]
# Sunday, October 09, 2011
10/9 Daily Deal & Giveaway!
Posted by Diane

Family Tree Magazine and Family Tree University are celebrating Family History Month in October by giving away great genealogy supplies all month long!

Here's how it works: Each day at 4 pm ET, 3 pm Central, 3 pm MT and 1 pm Pacific, we'll announce the winner of that day's giveaway and reveal the next day's giveaway.

Each daily prize also will be on sale at ShopFamilyTree.com for that day only-so if you don't get the giveaway, you can still snatch up a fantastic deal on tools to advance your research!

The winner of today's giveaway, our 1,001 Best Genealogy Websites CD, is Diane Carver of Austin, Texas.

Want to get the 1,001 Best Genealogy Websites CD? The special price of just $15.99 plus 30 percent off a Family Tree University Course is good until midnight ET today, Oct. 9. Click here to buy now.

The daily giveaway for tomorrow, Oct. 10, is our Life in Civil War America book download! Click here to sign up now on our Daily Deal & Giveaway page. (Note: Even if you signed up for a previous giveaway, sign up again to put yourself in the running for this one.)

Then just come back here tomorrow at 4 pm ET to see if you've won. Good luck!


Family History Month
Sunday, October 09, 2011 4:06:42 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [0]
# Saturday, October 08, 2011
Oct. 8 Daily Deal & Giveaway!
Posted by Diane

Family Tree Magazine and Family Tree University are celebrating Family History Month in October by giving away great genealogy supplies all month long!

Here's how it works: Each day at 4 pm ET, 3 pm Central, 3 pm MT and 1 pm Pacific, we'll announce the winner of that day's giveaway and reveal the next day's giveaway.

Each daily prize also will be on sale at ShopFamilyTree.com for that day only-so if you don't get the giveaway, you can still snatch up a fantastic deal on tools to advance your research!

The winner of today's giveaway, our Family Tree Essentials CD, is Jennifer Seale of Fort Pierre, SD.Congrats, Jennifer!

Want to get the Family Tree Essentials CD for yourself? The special price of just $10 is good until midnight ET today, Oct. 8. Click here to buy now.

The daily giveaway for tomorrow, Oct. 9, is our 1,001 Best Genealogy Websites CD! Click here to sign up now on our Daily Deal & Giveaway page. (Note: Even if you signed up for a previous giveaway, sign up again to put yourself in the running for this one.)

Then just come back here tomorrow at 4 pm ET to see if you've won. Good luck!


Family History Month
Saturday, October 08, 2011 4:07:48 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [2]
# Friday, October 07, 2011
Daily Deal & Giveaway!
Posted by Diane

Family Tree Magazine and Family Tree University are celebrating Family History Month in October by giving away great genealogy supplies all month long!

Here’s how it works: Each day at 4 pm ET, 3 pm Central, 3 pm MT and 1 pm Pacific, we’ll announce the winner of that day’s giveaway and reveal the next day’s giveaway.

Each daily prize also will be on sale at ShopFamilyTree.com for that day only—so if you don’t get the giveaway, you can still snatch up a fantastic deal on tools to advance your research!

The winner of today’s giveaway, our Military Research Guide CD, is Jacqueline Case of Kellyville, Okla.

Do you have military ancestors? The Military Research CD special price of $10 (down from $19.99!) is good until midnight ET today, Oct. 7. Click here to buy it now.

The daily giveaway for tomorrow, Oct. 8, is our Family Tree Essentials CD! Click here to sign up now on our Daily Deal & Giveaway page. (Note: Even if you signed up for a previous giveaway, sign up again to put yourself in the running for this one.)


Family History Month
Friday, October 07, 2011 4:15:35 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [0]
# Thursday, October 06, 2011
Daily Deal & Giveaway!
Posted by Diane

Family Tree Magazine and Family Tree University are celebrating Family History Month in October by giving away great genealogy supplies all month long!

Here’s how it works: Each day at 4 pm ET, 3 pm Central, 3 pm MT and 1 pm Pacific, we’ll announce the winner of that day’s giveaway and reveal the next day’s giveaway.

Each daily prize also will be on sale at ShopFamilyTree.com for that day only—so if you don’t get the giveaway, you can still snatch up a fantastic deal on tools to advance your research!

The winner of today’s giveaway, a registration for our Oct. 25 Google+ webinar, is Karis Brown.

Want to participate in the webinar on furthering your research by using Google+ (it includes 30 days of support from the presenter!)?

The special price of just $29.99—that's $10 off the early-bird rate—is good until midnight ET today, Oct. 6. Click here to register now for the Google+ webinar.

The daily giveaway for tomorrow, Oct. 7, is our Military Research Guide CD! Click here to sign up now on our Daily Deal & Giveaway page. (Note: Even if you signed up for a previous giveaway, sign up again to put yourself in the running for this one.)

Then just come back here tomorrow at 4 pm ET to see if you’ve won. Good luck!


Family History Month
Thursday, October 06, 2011 4:08:12 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [0]
# Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Daily Deal & Giveaway!
Posted by Diane

Family Tree Magazine and Family Tree University are celebrating Family History Month in October by giving away great genealogy supplies all month long!

Here’s how it works: Each day at 4 pm ET, 3 pm Central, 3 pm MT and 1 pm Pacific, we’ll announce the winner of that day’s giveaway and reveal the next day’s giveaway.

Each daily prize also will be on sale at ShopFamilyTree.com for that day only—so if you don’t get the giveaway, you can still snatch up a fantastic deal on tools to advance your research!

The winner of today’s giveaway, our Family Tree Pocket Reference book, is Mary Roddy of Seattle.

Want to buy the Family Tree Pocket Reference? Get this little book for a big deal—just $7.99 (regularly $14.99). The special price is good until midnight ET today, Oct 5. Click here to buy now.

The daily deal and giveaway for tomorrow, Oct. 6, is registration for our Google+ for Genealogists webinar, scheduled for Oct. 25!

This one-hour live online seminar will show you secrets to using Google+, and includes 30 days of personal tech support from the instructor. Click here to sign up now on our Daily Deal & Giveaway page. (Note: Even if you signed up for a previous giveaway, sign up again to put yourself in the running for this one.)

Then just come back here tomorrow at 4 pm ET to see if you’ve won. Good luck!


Family History Month
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 4:08:50 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [1]
# Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Free Family History Month Webinars
Posted by Diane

You’ve been checking out our Family History Month Daily Deal & Giveaway news (five down, 26 to go!), but I wanted to tell you about two more special happenings this month:
Sunny will share tips and ideas for capturing the stories of a lifetime—your own or those of a loved one. Click here to sign up for this webinar
Allen will share essential advice for getting your family history search off the ground. Click here to sign up.

Family History Month | Genealogy books | Webinars
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 4:26:31 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [2]
Today's Daily Deal & Giveaway!
Posted by Diane

Family Tree Magazine and Family Tree University are celebrating Family History Month in October by giving away great genealogy supplies all month long!

Here’s how it works: Each day at 4 pm ET, 3 pm Central, 3 pm MT and 1 pm Pacific, we’ll announce the winner of that day’s giveaway and reveal the next day’s giveaway.

Each daily prize also will be on sale at ShopFamilyTree.com for that day only—so if you don’t get the giveaway, you can still snatch up a fantastic deal on tools to advance your research!

The winner of today’s giveaway, the International Genealogy Passport CD, is Cynthis Mason of Meyersdale, Pa. Congratulations!

Want to buy the International Genealogy Passport? The special price is good until midnight ET today, Oct. 4. Click here to buy now.

The daily giveaway for tomorrow, Oct. 5, is our Family Tree Pocket Reference book! Click here to sign up now on our Daily Deal & Giveaway page. (Note: Even if you signed up for a previous giveaway, sign up again to put yourself in the running for this one.)

Then just come back here tomorrow at 4 pm ET to see if you’ve won. Good luck!


Family History Month
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 4:04:54 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [0]
We're on the Lookout for a Family Tree Firsts Blogger!
Posted by Diane

Attention beginning family historians (and anyone who knows one): We so enjoyed hearing about the genealogy search of inaugural Family Tree Firsts blogger Nancy Shively, that we want to follow along as another new researcher discovers his or her roots!

So we’re seeking a genealogy newbie to blog about his or her research experience on the Family Tree Firsts blog.

(If you've become attached to reading Nancy's posts over the past year, as we have, she'll keep finding and telling family stories at her Gathering Stories blog.) 

We're looking for someone who enjoys writing and is interested in his or her family history, but is just starting—or hasn't yet started—to research it.

To enter, compose your first blog post and fill out our entry form

Magazine editors will select a winner to be our Family Tree Firsts Blogger based on the strength of the application. Then, over six months, the blogger will have access to our how-to genealogy products, classes and webinars. The blogger will blog weekly to tell the world about his/her genealogical experiences and finds.

We’re super excited about seeing the world of genealogy through the eyes of a newbie! If you’re new to genealogy and you love to write, click here to apply. Or if you know someone who fits the bill, send him or her to this post. The deadline is Oct. 31.


Family History Month | Family Tree Firsts
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 3:42:52 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [0]
# Monday, October 03, 2011
Today's Daily Deal & Giveaway!
Posted by Diane

Family Tree Magazine and Family Tree University are celebrating Family History Month in October by giving away great genealogy supplies all month long!

Here’s how it works: Each day at 4 pm ET, 3 pm Central, 3 pm MT and 1 pm Pacific, we’ll announce the winner of that day’s giveaway and reveal the next day’s giveaway.

Each daily prize also will be on sale at ShopFamilyTree.com for that day only—so if you don’t get the giveaway, you can still snatch up a fantastic deal on tools to advance your research!

The winner of today’s giveaway, the 101 Brick Wall Busters digital download, is Michelle Khuon. Congratulations!

Want to get the 101 Brick Wall Busters download? It's available for $5.99 until midnight ET today, Oct. 3—you save 60 percent! Click here to take advantage of this Daily Deal.

The daily giveaway for tomorrow, Oct. 4, is our International Genealogy Passport CD! Click here to sign up now on our Daily Deal & Giveaway page.

(Note: Even if you signed up for a previous giveaway, sign up again to put yourself in the running for this one.)

Then just come back here tomorrow at 4 pm ET to see if you’ve won. Good luck!


Family History Month
Monday, October 03, 2011 4:13:45 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [0]
# Friday, September 30, 2011
October 1 Daily Deal & Giveaway!
Posted by Diane

Family Tree Magazine and Family Tree University are celebrating Family History Month in October by giving away great genealogy supplies all month long!

 

Here’s how it works: Each day at 4 pm ET, 3 Central, 2 MT and 1 Pacific, we’ll announce the winner of that day’s giveaway and reveal the next day’s giveaway.

Each daily prize also will be on sale at ShopFamilyTree.com for that day only—so if you don’t get the giveaway, you can still snatch up a fantastic deal on tools to advance your research!

The daily giveaway for tomorrow, Oct. 1, is our FamilySearch Web Guide! Click here to sign up on our Daily Deal & Giveaway page.

Then just come back here tomorrow at 4 pm ET to see if you’ve won.

Want to buy the web guide? The sale is good until midnight ET tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 1. Click here to buy now.


Family History Month | Genealogy fun | ShopFamilyTree.com Sales
Friday, September 30, 2011 4:17:19 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [0]
# Monday, September 26, 2011
Family History Month Daily Deal & Giveaway!
Posted by Diane

Believe it or not, it’s almost October, and you know what that means . . . Family History Month!

In 2001, Congress first passed a resolution introduced by Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, who wrote, "By searching for our roots, we come closer together as a human family."

Family history enthusiasts continue to celebrate Family History Month every October.

Here at Family Tree Magazine, we’ll celebrate with a Daily Deal & Giveaway: We'll offer you a great deal on a genealogy book, CD or other item every day during Family History Month—and a lucky someone will win the daily deal.

More information to come! Stay tuned to this blog and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to learn more about the Family History Month Daily Deal and Giveaway!



Family History Month | Genealogy fun | ShopFamilyTree.com Sales
Monday, September 26, 2011 3:40:56 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [0]