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# 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]
Happy Triple Heritage Month: German, Italian & Polish Genealogy Resources
Posted by Diane

Did you know October is German American Heritage Month, Italian American Heritage Month and Polish American Heritage Month? That’s right. The month is almost over (that was fast!), but we can’t let it go by without sharing resources to help you trace these heritages. Here are some of our favorite online articles, sites and resources:

German
People with German heritage make up the largest ancestry group in the United States, according to the 2000 US census. I'm part of this statistic, at one-half German.

Italian
Those with Italian heritage make up the seventh largest ancestry group in the United States, with 15.6 million Americans claiming Italian roots in the 2000 US census.

Polish
If you have Polish ancestors, you share heritage with 9 million Americans and are part of the country's eighth largest ancestry group.

Hispanic Heritage Month (celebrating the ancestry of another big US heritage group) spanned part of this month, too, ending Oct. 15. You can see Hispanic heritage tips and resources in this blog post.


Family Tree University | Free Databases | German roots | Hispanic Roots | International Genealogy
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 2:40:33 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [0]
# 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]
DNA, Land Records & More in Our Free October Podcast
Posted by Diane

The free October Family Tree Magazine Podcast is now available for your genealogy edification in iTunes and on FamilyTreeMagazine.com.

In this episode, you’ll hear

... and more genealogy news and tips.

Family Tree Magazine's Podcast

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Genetic Genealogy | Land records | Podcasts | Research Tips
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 11:52:00 AM (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]
Today's ShopFamilyTree.com Purchases Help Breast Cancer Research
Posted by Diane

Just wanted to let you know that ShopFamilyTree.com is donating 50% of all store profits from today, Monday, Oct. 24, to breast cancer research.

May we suggest:

This donation is a company-wide effort by our parent company, F+W Media. Click here to find links to F+W's online stores for woodworking, writing, art, craft, antiques and other hobbies.

ShopFamilyTree.com Sales
Monday, October 24, 2011 10:15:25 AM (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]
Genealogy News Corral, Oct. 17-21
Posted by Diane

  • If you’re visiting the National Archives in Washington, DC, you can use your phone to play a mobile history game, earn points and possibly win rewards. Go to the Scvngr gaming site to download the free iPhone or Android app  (or text CIVWAR to 728647), then complete challenges within four blocks of the National Archives D.C. headquarters. Examples include locating Civil War photographer Mathew Brady’s studio and finding Red Cross founder Clara Barton’s office. So far, you can redeem points for a discount in the National Archives Shop.
  • Randy Majors announced enhancements to his Historical US County Boundary Maps site,  for helping you figure out which county had jurisdiction of the places where your ancestors lived. For example, type a place and a year, click Go, and be zoomed to that place with an information panel above the map. See what else is new here

Genealogy Web Sites | Libraries and Archives
Friday, October 21, 2011 2:01:42 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [0]