Genealogy Bargains for Friday, May 11, 2018

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Today’s Genealogy Bargains – Friday, May 11, 2018

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Here is our “quick list” of NEW and ONGOING bargains . . . scroll down for details on each deal!

  • EXTENDED! 23andMe: Special 30% off Sale at Amazon – CLICK HERE
  • 23andMe: Mother’s Day Sale – Buy 2 Kits Get 1 Free OR 20% Off – CLICK HERE
  • LAST DAY! Amazon: $0.99 Genealogy E-Book Sale! – CLICK HERE
  • Ancestry: 30% off Gift Memberships for Mother’s Day at Ancestry – as low as $69 USD! – CLICK HERE
  • Family Tree DNA: Save up to 28% during Family Tree DNA Mother’s Day Sale! – CLICK HERE
  • Family Tree Magazine: Save 40% on Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com Second Edition – CLICK HERE
  • Family Tree Magazine: Save 57% on Kids Genealogy Collection – CLICK HERE
  • Family Tree Magazine: Save 40% on Top Genealogy Books – CLICK HERE
  • LAST DAY! Hack Genealogy: Save 30% on Interpreting Your FTDNA and 23andMe Results Boot Camp – CLICK HERE
  • NEW! iDrive: Save 90% on 1st year of 2TB online backup – just $6.95 – CLICK HERE
  • Legacy Family Tree: FREE WEBINAR A Checklist of African American Resources – CLICK HERE
  • LAST DAY! Legacybox: Save up to 61% on Photo and Movie Digitization Services – CLICK HERE
  • Living DNA: Save 50% on 3-in-1 DNA test kit at Living DNA – use promo code MOMSDAY7 – CLICK HERE
  • MyHeritage DNA: MyHeritage DNA Mother’s Day Sale – just $59 USD – CLICK HERE
  • Picture Keeper: Save up to 65% on Picture Keeper photo preservation systems – CLICK HERE

Mother’s Day Sales at Genealogy Bargains

Looking for that unique, one-of-a-kind gift for Mom that celebrates family? Are you a Mom that secretly wants to explore your roots and ancestry? Gift-giving and gift-getting ideas for Mother's Day at Genealogy Bargains.

Many genealogy vendors are holding special sales in honor of Mother’s Day which is Sunday, May 13th. If you missed out on the DNA Day sale last month this is a great time to still save on DNA test kits. Click HERE for a list of over 50 different gift ideas!

NEW Genealogy Bargains

 90% off iDrive automatic online backup: normally $69.50 per year, you get the first year of 2TB cloud storage for just $6.95! Once you've scanned all those family photos, you need to have a data backup right? This is a “set it and forget it” program like Carbonite but much better: you can backup your mobile devices and even Facebook images!

NEW!90% off iDrive automatic online backup: normally $69.50 per year, you get the first year of 2TB cloud storage for just $6.95! Once you’ve scanned all those family photos, you need to have a data backup right? This is a “set it and forget it” program like Carbonite but much better: you can backup your mobile devices and even Facebook images! Click HERE to sign up now and click HERE for more info – via iDrive.

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ONGOING Genealogy Bargains

 

FREE WEBINAR A Checklist of African American Resources presented by Angela Walton-Raji, Friday, May 11th, 1:00 pm Central - “Beyond the usual databases for census and vital records, this session will outline critical collections to find African American families. Using resources from the Schomburg research center to the Smithsonian, this session will explore the unknown and lesser known resources for documenting African American families.

FREE WEBINAR A Checklist of African American Resources presented by Angela Walton-Raji, Friday, May 11th, 1:00 pm Central – “Beyond the usual databases for census and vital records, this session will outline critical collections to find African American families. Using resources from the Schomburg research center to the Smithsonian, this session will explore the unknown and lesser known resources for documenting African American families.” Click HERE to register for FREE – via Legacy Family Tree Webinars

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Having you taken a FTDNA or 23andMe test? Join DNA expert Mary Eberle for Interpreting Your FTDNA and 23andMe Results Boot Camp on Saturday, May 12, 2018

LAST DAY! Save 30% on Interpreting Your FTDNA and 23andMe Results Boot Camp – Having you taken a FTDNA or 23andMe test? Join DNA expert Mary Eberle for Interpreting Your FTDNA and 23andMe Results Boot Camp on Saturday, May 12, 2018. You’ll receive over 3 hours of educational content for the low price of $25.99 USD! You’ll also receive access to the recorded versions of each webinar and the handouts! Regularly $25.99 USD, now just $19.99 USD if you register by Friday, May 11th, 2018 – click HERE for more information  via Hack Genealogy

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Save $30 on 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service DNA test kit

EXTENDED! Special 30% Off Sale on 23andMe Ancestry Service DNA test kit via Amazon! This is the same exact autosomal DNA test as AncestryDNA and the other genealogy companies PLUS you would need to purchase two of these DNA test kits in the current 23andMe Mother’s Day Sale to get the 30% savings!

Regularly $99.00 USD, you pay just $69.00 USD! Plus, with your Amazon Prime membership, your purchase qualifies for FREE SHIPPING! Click HERE to shop – via Amazon

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Save up to 55% on Legacy Box “Forever Made Simple” - now this is a deal! You’ve seen the ads on Facebook advertising the Legacy Box Starter kit for $75 and they’ll scan everything you can fit in the box they send you. “Just fill Legacybox with your tapes, film, pictures, and audio. Send it in and we’ll send it back with your memories preserved on dvds and optional thumb drive.” Well, you can get that same deal for just $27.99 via Groupon.

EXPIRES TODAY! Save up to 61% on Legacybox “Forever Made Simple” – now this is a deal! You’ve seen the ads on Facebook advertising the Legacy Box Starter kit for $75 and they’ll scan everything you can fit in the box they send you. “Just fill Legacybox with your tapes, film, pictures, and audio. Send it in and we’ll send it back with your memories preserved on dvds and optional thumb drive.” Well, you can get that same deal for just $29.00 USD via Groupon.  Sale valid through Friday, May 11th! Click HERE to get started – via Groupon.

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Save 53% on Picture Keeper! Picture Keeper is an amazing device that looks like a simple USB flash drive but it is so much more.

Save up to 65% on Picture Keeper! Picture Keeper is an amazing device that looks like a simple USB flash drive but it is so much more. Yes, you could buy a cheap flash drive and take the DIY approach but Picture Keeper has an automated system of making sure ALL of your photos are backed up! Right now you can get the 32GB Picture Keeper with 16,000-Photo Capacity, regularly $129.99, for just $44.99! Sale valid through May 5th. Click HERE to shop – via Groupon

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Genealogy author and educator Thomas MacEntee reviews Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com Second Edition and urges genealogists of ALL skill levels use this guide to get the most out of Ancestry.com and learn some new tricks from Nancy Hendrickson!

Save 40% on Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com, Second Edition at Family Tree Magazine! “Dive into Ancestry.com! This updated and expanded guide will show you how to use Ancestry.com, including AncestryDNA. Full of Ancestry.com tips and strategies, this complete guidebook to Ancestry.com will help you find your ancestors’ records and build out your family tree on the no. 1 genealogy website.” Click HERE to read my recent review of this amazingly helpful book!

Purchase now through May 12th and save 40%Regularly priced $26.99 USD, now just $16.19 USD! Click HERE to order the print version and click HERE to order the e-book – via Family Tree Magazine

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Kids Genealogy Activity Kit - Family Tree Magazine has brought together a lot of kid-friendly genealogy products here to get the next generation interested in genealogy. Timing is great with many schools across the country closing in on summer breaks.

Save 57% on Kids Genealogy Activity Kit at Family Tree Magazine! “Pass your love of genealogy to the next generation with Kids Genealogy Activity Kit. With this kit, you will get ELEVEN resources perfect for kids to begin discovering their ancestry as you assist. Along with tips and tricks to dig into your heritage, you will also get fun genealogy activities like madlibs, family tree interview sheets, family tree templates to fill in, and much more!

Includes:

  • Zap the Grandma Power Up Workbook
  • Pocket Buddy Notebook Set
  • Stories from My Grandparent
  • Ultimate Family Tree Chart Templates CD
  • Family Tree Memory Keeper
  • Family Tree MadLibs
  • Family History for Kids
  • 7 Family History Projects for Kids E-book
  • Family Interview Sheet
  • How to Fill Out a Family Tree Chart Video Download
  • Remember That? eBook

Regularly $138.86 USD, now just $59.99 USD! Click HERE to shop -via Family Tree Magazine

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 All genealogy e-books by educator and author Thomas MacEntee are on sale this week for only $0.99 USD each! Save up to 86% on titles including The 15 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists, After You're Gone: Future Proofing Your Genealogy and more!

LAST DAY! Save up to 86% on Genealogy E-books by Thomas MacEntee – Only $0.99 USD each!  Now is your chance to stock on any of 12 titles by genealogy educator and author Thomas MacEntee! You can save as much as 86% with all Amazon Kindle e-books priced at just $0.99 USD!

All genealogy e-books by educator and author Thomas MacEntee are on sale this week for only $0.99 USD each! Save up to 86% on titles including The 15 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists, After You're Gone: Future Proofing Your Genealogy and more!

Click HERE to view my author page at Amazon and select the e-book or e-books of your choice! Titles include:

Sale valid through Sunday, May 13th, 2018. *Note: $0.99 USD offer does NOT include the print version of The Genealogy Do-Over Workbook available on Amazon.

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Get Caught Reading is a nationwide campaign to promote the fun of reading books for all ages. Family Tree Magazine is holding a special sale with 40% off its best-selling DNA, genealogy and family history books! Get the details at Genealogy Bargains!

Save 40% on Best-Selling DNA, Genealogy and Family History Books at Family Tree Magazine! Get Caught Reading is a nationwide campaign to promote the fun of reading books for all ages. Family Tree Magazine is holding a special sale with 40% off its best-selling DNA, genealogy and family history books!

Check out these amazing deals:

The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy: See what genetic testing for ancestry can do for you. This book discusses how to use DNA testing in genealogy - from selecting the best test to interpreting your DNA test results and branching out your genealogical family tree. Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com 2nd Edition Are you trying to track down an ancestor but at a loss of where to look? Scratching your head when you look at census records, draft lists, or other documents? Become a master at researching and analyzing your ancestors’ historical documents. The Genealogy Records Workbook contains tips for getting the most out of census records, birth records, probate records, pension records, naturalization records, passenger lists and more. No matter the type of document, you will find the answers to locating and understanding it with this handy e-book.
The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy
Was $29.99, now $17.99
Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com, Second Edition
Was $26.99, now $16.19
Ultimate Guide to Genealogy Records eBook
Was $19.99, now $11.99

These are only a few of the over 100 different titles all marked down by 40% during the Get Caught Reading Month sale at Family Tree Magazine. Click HERE to shop and remember you get FREE SHIPPING on all US orders over $50 USD**!

* Sale valid through Saturday, May 12th. Not valid with other offers. Some restrictions apply.

**US orders only.

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Save 30% on Ancestry Gift Memberships - the PERFECT Mother's Day gift*! Strong moms run in her family – and this gift for Mother’s Day can help her prove it.

Save 30% on Ancestry Gift Memberships – the PERFECT Mother’s Day gift*! Strong moms run in her family – and this gift for Mother’s Day can help her prove it.

Click HERE to read the new article "Why Ancestry Is the Perfect Gift for Mom" and learn the five reasons your Mom wants an Ancestry Gift Subscription!

Click HERE to read the new article “Why Ancestry Is the Perfect Gift for Mom” and learn the five reasons your Mom wants an Ancestry Gift Subscription!

U.S. Discovery: Access all U.S. records

  • 6-month subscription – Save $30 USD
    Regularly $99 USD, now just $69 USD
  • 12-month subscription – Save $60 USD
    Regularly $189 USD, now just $129 USD

World Explorer: Access U.S. & international records

  • 6-month subscription – Save $50 USD
    Regularly $149 USD, now just $99 USD
  • 12-month subscription – Save $50 USD
    Regularly $299 USD, now just $209 USD

BONUS: If you’ve wanted to try Ancestry for yourself, consider this gift subscription offer to AVOID the auto-renewal on a regular subscription . . . these gift subscriptions will NOT renew!

And you can set a specific activation date for Ancestry Gift Subscription – click HERE to get started NOW! Sale valid through Sunday, May 13th – via Ancestry

*Offer valid through Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Offer available for new subscribers only and not for renewal for current subscriptions.

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Save up to 28% during Family Tree DNA Mother’s Day Sale!

Save up to 28% during Family Tree DNA Mother’s Day Sale! Family Tree DNA is holding an AMAZING Mother’s Day Sale with some SWEET prices on DNA test kits and bundles!

“Save up to 28% on our top selling DNA tests during our Mother’s Day Sale. See yourself through your DNA and bring your unique family history into focus. Family Finder provides powerful interactive tools to help find your DNA matches, trace your lineage through time and determine family connections.”

The Family Finder DNA test kit, similar to the autosomal DNA test kit at 23andMe and AncestryDNA, regularly $79, now just $59 USD! Sale valid through Sunday, May 13th. Click HERE to shop – via Family Tree DNA

There are even more savings when you purchase these DNA test kits at Family Tree DNA

mtDNA Test Kits On Sale!

There are even more savings when you purchase these DNA test kits at Family Tree DNA:

  • mtFull Sequence:  Examines all regions of mtDNA, identifying your maternal haplogroup and migration path. Regularly $199, now just $149! Save $50! Click HERE
  • Family Finder + mtFull Sequence Test Bundle: Allows you to explore your deep maternal ancestry and migrations and all that Family Finder has to offer. Regularly $278, now just $199! Save $80! Click HERE
  • Big Y-500 Test *: Tests 500 markers. Explore your paternal lineage and follow the ancient migration path of your male ancestors. Regularly $799, now just $649! Save $150! Click HERE

Sale valid through Sunday, May 13th. Click HERE to shop – via Family Tree DNA

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MyHeritage DNA Mother's Day Sale - just $59 USD

MyHeritage DNA – just $59 USD! The MyHeritage DNA Mother’s Day Sale has started and you can get the MyHeritage DNA test kit – an autosomal DNA test kit similar to 23andMe and AncestryDNA – for just $59 USD!

“Over the past 15 years, MyHeritage has helped millions of people find new family members and discover their ethnic origins. Your DNA test offers you the powerful experience of discovering what makes you unique and learning where you really come from. MyHeritage DNA is proud to be enhancing the lives of users all around the world.”

Get MyHeritage DNA for only $59 USD! Sale valid through Monday, May 14th. Click HERE to shop – via MyHeritage DNA

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Save 50% on 3-in-1 DNA test kit at Living DNA during Living DNA Mother's Day Sale

Save 50% on 3-in-1 DNA test kit at Living DNA! Give Mom a new adventure this Mother’s Day! Celebrate Mother’s Day and get 50% off the Living DNA 3-in-1 ancestry test, with promo code MOMSDAY7. “Explore your motherline today! Living DNA brings your direct motherline to life by testing a type of DNA called mitochondrial DNA.  This is passed down the generations with little change, which enables us to share your motherline group along with its potential history.”

Regularly $159 USD, sale price $99 USD, with promo code you pay just $79 USD! Remember, you must use promo code MOMSDAY7 at checkout. Sale valid through Sunday, May 14th. Click HERE to shop – via Living DNA

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 Buy 2 Kits Get 1 Free OR Take 20% Off* during Mother's Day Sale at 23andMe - "We love mom genes.™ No two moms (or grandmas) are alike but every mom will love this gift." If you purchase two kits and get one free (you can mix and match the Ancestry Service and the Ancestry Service + Health kits), you can save up to 30% of the FULL PRICE ($99 USD Ancestry Service and $199 USD Ancestry Service + Health)!

Buy 2 Kits Get 1 Free OR Take 20% Off* during Mother’s Day Sale at 23andMe – “We love mom genes.™ No two moms (or grandmas) are alike but every mom will love this gift.” If you purchase two kits and get one free (you can mix and match the Ancestry Service and the Ancestry Service + Health kits), you can save up to 30% of the FULL PRICE ($99 USD Ancestry Service and $199 USD Ancestry Service + Health)!

Otherwise, each kit is just 20% off: the Ancestry Service test kit (autosomal DNA test, compare to AncestryDNA), regularly $99 USD, is now just $79.20 USD! The Ancestry Service + Health test kit, which also provides health information based on DNA, regularly $199 USD, is now just $159.20 USD! Sale valid through May 13th. Click HERE to shop – via 23andMe

*Note: Buy any 23andMe kit and receive 20% off each kit, or, purchase any two (2) 23andMe kits at regular price and receive the third (3rd) kit, that is of equal or lesser value, for free. Customers can mix and match kits. The Buy 2 Kits and Get 1 Free offer can only be applied once per order, any additional kits will receive 20% off. Savings based on regular price per kit (Ancestry Service $99 / Health + Ancestry $199). Offer ends May 13, 2018.

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Thomas MacEntee
Genealogy educator and author Thomas MacEntee has been researching his family history for more than 40 years and is the creator of Abundant Genealogy, Genealogy Bargains, DNA Bargains, The Genealogy Do-Over and numerous other web-based genealogy and family history properties.