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# 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]
Genealogy News Corral, October 3-7
Posted by Diane

  • New records on FamilySearch this week include five million civil registration images from the Philippines from 1945 to 1980, plus records from Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Italy and Spain.
US additions include Sebastian County, Ark., births and deaths; San Mateo County, Calif. Italian cemetery records; Florida Confederate veterans and widows pension applications; Clark County, Idaho, records; Indiana marriages; North Carolina estate files; Columbia County, Ore., records; and Utah probate records. Remember that not all collections are indexed yet, so you may need to browse record images by date or place.

Go here to see details on the additions and link to each updated collection.

  • This one’s for anyone who has worn or is planning to wear a wedding gown: The Wedding Gown Project is sponsoring a writing competition for stories about buying, making, fitting, wearing, storing or passing down your wedding dress. The deadline is Nov. 30, and three cash prizes will be awarded. Author and documentarian Donna Guthrie will compile the stories for a documentary in 2012. See The WeddingGownProject.com for entry details.

"Who Do You Think You Are?" | FamilySearch | Genetic Genealogy | saving and sharing family history
Friday, October 07, 2011 1:02:18 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [2]
# 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]