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# 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]
# Sunday, October 02, 2011
Today's Daily Deal & Giveaway: Beginner's Guide to Genealogy download
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 Beginner's Guide to Genealogy, is Danell Aukerman.

Want to buy the Beginner's Guide to Genealogy? The special price is good at ShopFamilyTree.com until midnight ET today, October 2, 2011. Click here to buy now.

The daily giveaway for tomorrow, October 3, 2011, is our 101 Brick Wall Busters 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!



Sunday, October 02, 2011 4:10:37 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [0]
# Saturday, October 01, 2011
Today's Daily Deal & Giveaway: FamilySearch.org Web Guide
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 FamilySearch.org Web Guide, is Robert Moffitt.

Want to buy the FamilySearch.org Web Guide? The special price is good on all Web Guides at ShopFamilyTree.com until midnight ET today, October 1, 2011. Click here to buy now.

The daily giveaway for tomorrow, October 2, 2011, is our Beginner's Guide to Genealogy 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!



Saturday, October 01, 2011 4:07:17 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [7]
# 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]
Geni Introduces Record Match Service
Posted by Diane

Family tree site Geni has launched a service that makes documents from subscription genealogy sites Archives.com and GenealogyBank.com available to Geni Basic (free), Plus and Pro members through profile-based alerts.

The Record Match service automatically searches the subscription collections of the Archives.com and GenealogyBank websites when a Geni member views a relative’s Geni profile. If there’s a match, the Geni member gets an alert and a link to the record. To view the record, he or she will need to register for a free trial membership on the partner site, or be a subscriber.

Archives.com recently announced the addition of the entire set of available US census records, 1790 through 1930. GenealogyBank is known for its collection of digitized newspapers.

Geni CEO Noah Tutak hinted that more such record partnerships are in the works: “By providing records from the person’s profile, first with partners Archives.com and GenealogyBank.com, and with many others to come, we can save genealogists from spending their time conducting separate searches on the many genealogy databases available.”

Read more about Record Match on the Geni blog


Archives.com | Genealogy Web Sites | Newspapers
Friday, September 30, 2011 1:51:07 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [0]
Genealogy News Corral, September 26-30
Posted by Diane

  • The National Archives NARAtions blog has a helpful post today for browsing 1940 census records (set for release in April 2012). When people weren’t home during the censustaker’s first pass, or were living in a hotel or other temporary location, enumerators would list them on separate pages. You’ll find these pages at the end of the records for that enumeration district. So if you’re browsing for your ancestors and don’t find them, be sure to check the last pages of records for that district.
  • More from the National Archives: The official dedication of this National Archives and Records Administration’s new National Personnel Records Center at 1 Archives Drive north of St. Louis, Mo., will take place Saturday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m. Read more about the new NPRC here
  • British subscription site Findmypast.co.uk published 1.3 million Manchester family history records in the Manchester Collection.
The records, provided by Manchester City Council's Libraries, Information and Archives, include prison registers (1847-1881), industrial school admission and discharge registers (about 1866-1912), school admission registers (about 1870-1916), apprentice records (1700-1849), baptism and birth registers (1734-1920), cemetery and death records (1750-1968), marriage registers (1734-1808) and workhouse registers.

NARA | UK and Irish roots
Friday, September 30, 2011 1:42:59 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [0]
# Thursday, September 29, 2011
Personal Historian 2 Software Released
Posted by Diane

Genealogy software company RootsMagic has released Personal Historian 2, a new version of its software for writing life stories of your relatives and yourself.

The software creates an interactive timeline to keep individual stories organized, give context to life events and let you write stories in any order you want. Then it compiles the stories into a book with table of contents, chapters, pictures, indexes and more. You can print the book at home, edit it in a word processing program, have it professionally published, and share it.

Features include:

  • step-by-step wizards
  • filtering and searching of stories
  • a library of LifeCapsules—timelines, historical events, fads and memory triggers covering a variety of subjects
  • importing of word processor documents, photographs and other data
  • importing of events, dates and notes from your genealogy software
  • more powerful publishing and output options

Many of these core features are in a free edition of the software called Personal Historian Essentials, which is fully compatible with the paid version. 

Through Oct. 31, Personal Historian 2 is available for an introductory price of $19.95. Thereafter, the price will be $29.95. Learn more on the Personal Historian website

Look for a review or Personal Historian 2 in an upcoming Family Tree Magazine.


Genealogy Software | saving and sharing family history
Thursday, September 29, 2011 10:57:10 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [1]