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# 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]
15 Free Databases From Ancestry.com
Posted by Diane

Ancestry.com is celebrating the website’s 15th anniversary with 15 days of free genealogy databases and giveaways

A new database will be free each day, and stay free through Oct. 15. So far, you can search for free:

  • Social Security Death Index (also free elsewhere online, including FamilySearch and RootsWeb)
  • Griffith’s Valuation, 1848-1864, an important resource for Ireland
  • California Marriage Index, 1960-1985
  • WWI Personnel Rosters, 1914–1918, from Bavaria, Germany (records are in German)
  • 1920 US Census
  • Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903–1954

You also can enter to win daily prizes from Ancestry.com, culminating in a grand prize trip behind the scenes of the NBC show "Who Do You Think You Are?"

Go here to see Ancestry.com's daily free databases and enter the sweepstakes.


Ancestry.com | Free Databases
Thursday, October 06, 2011 9:04:13 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [1]
# Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Parents With a Sense of Humor
Posted by Diane

Hee, hee. I was searching Ancestry.com birth records for one of my Frost relatives, and I found this record for an unrelated person:



Must be a transcription error, I thought. But here's the original record:



Sure looks like Icy Frost to me. I suppose this little one's name could be Joy, what with the similarities between the clerk's capital Js and Is. Elsewhere on this birth registry, I found a James:

   

and the surname Isaacs:



What do you think? There are more genealogy giggles—these, from censuses—in the November 2011 Family Tree Magazine Everything's Relative column. If you'll be in charge of naming a baby soon and want to know what to avoid, this book might be for you.

Genealogy fun | Vital Records
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 4:57:35 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [0]
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]
# 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]