Genealogy Bargains for Thursday, September 20, 2018

FREE RECORDING 25 Simple Research Hacks Every Genealogist Should Know presented by Lisa Alzo - “Whether you are searching online databases, trying to obtain information from an uncooperative cousin, or need to streamline your research workflow, this webinar will outline 25 simple hacks you can use to get more genealogy done in less time!”

Today’s Genealogy Bargains – Thursday, September 20, 2018

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

  • NEW! Giveaway: Win a 4-Day Pass to RootsTech 2019 valued at $299 USD! – CLICK HERE
  • Amazon: Save up to 38% on Amazon Devices (Fire, Kindle etc.) – CLICK HERE
  • NEW! Amazon: Western Digital 2TB Portable External Hard Drive just $59.99 USD! – CLICK HERE
  • Board for Certification of Genealogists: FREE Day of Quality Genealogy Education ONLINE! – CLICK HERE
  • DNA Boot Camp: Save 30% on Researching Difficult DNA Matches & Understanding Ethnicity Estimates – CLICK HERE
  • Family Cookbook Project: Save up to 87% on family cookbook making software and up to 10 family cookbooks! – CLICK HERE
  • Family Tree Magazine: Buy 1 Get 1 Video Sale – CLICK HERE
  • Findmypast: Save 30% on ALL SUBSCRIPTION PLANS! – CLICK HERE
  • iDrive: Save 90% on 1st year of 2TB online backup – just $6.95 – CLICK HERE
  • NEW! Legacy Family Tree: FREE RECORDING 25 Simple Research Hacks Every Genealogist Should Know – CLICK HERE
  • MyHeritage DNA: Upload your DNA test data from 23andMe, AncestryDNA and others for FREE before December 1st! – CLICK HERE
  • MyHeritage DNA: End of Summer Sale! MyHeritage DNA for just $59 USD plus FREE SHIPPING! – CLICK HERE
  •  Vitagene: Save 50% on Health Reports at Vitagene with promo code DNA50 – CLICK HERE

NEW Genealogy Bargains

Win a 4-Day Pass to RootsTech 2019 valued at $299 USD! Genealogy Bargains has a way for you to go to RootsTech 2019 for FREE!* Enter the RootsTech 2019 Contest at Genealogy Bargains and you could win a 4-Day Pass to RootsTech 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 27 to March 2, 2019, valued at $299 USD!

NEW! Win a 4-Day Pass to RootsTech 2019 valued at $299 USD! Genealogy Bargains has a way for you to go to RootsTech 2019 for FREE!* Enter the RootsTech 2019 Contest at Genealogy Bargains and you could win a 4-Day Pass to RootsTech 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 27 to March 2, 2019, valued at $299 USD! Click HERE for more information about RootsTech 2019.

The winner will get a chance to attend RootsTech 2019 and access to:

  • Over 300 Classes
  • Keynote / General sessions
  • Expo Hall
  • Evening Events

* Note: this pass DOES NOT include any paid lunches or paid labs. In addition, the 4-Day Pass DOES NOT include airfare, hotel or the coverage of any other expenses. If the winner has already registered for RootsTech 2019, the original registration fee will be refunded.

The prize package is valued at $299 USD and you could win this amazing prize if you enter by 11:59 pm CDT on Sunday, September 23rd, 2018. We’ll select one (1) winner no later than 12:00 pm CDT on Monday, September 24th, 2018, and announce the winner over at our Facebook page. Click HERE to enter!

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 FREE RECORDING 25 Simple Research Hacks Every Genealogist Should Know presented by Lisa Alzo - “Whether you are searching online databases, trying to obtain information from an uncooperative cousin, or need to streamline your research workflow, this webinar will outline 25 simple hacks you can use to get more genealogy done in less time!”

NEW! FREE RECORDING 25 Simple Research Hacks Every Genealogist Should Know presented by Lisa Alzo – “Whether you are searching online databases, trying to obtain information from an uncooperative cousin, or need to streamline your research workflow, this webinar will outline 25 simple hacks you can use to get more genealogy done in less time!”

Click HERE to watch for FREE through Tuesday, September 25th – via Legacy Family Tree Webinars

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Western Digital 2TB Portable External Hard Drive just $59.99 via Amazon! "WD elements portable hard drives with USB 3.0 offer reliable, high-capacity storage to go, fast data transfer rates and universal connectivity with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 devices. The small, lightweight enclosure features massive capacity and WD quality and reliability. It includes a free trial of WD SmartWare Pro for local and cloud backup."

Western Digital 2TB Portable External Hard Drive just $59.99 via Amazon! “WD elements portable hard drives with USB 3.0 offer reliable, high-capacity storage to go, fast data transfer rates and universal connectivity with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 devices. The small, lightweight enclosure features massive capacity and WD quality and reliability. It includes a free trial of WD SmartWare Pro for local and cloud backup.”

Get 2-Day FREE SHIPPING if you are an Amazon Prime Member! Click HERE to shop – via Amazon!

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ONGOING Genealogy Bargains

HUGE SALE on Amazon Kindle and Amazon Fire Devices - as low as $34.99 USD! Deals, sales, and special offers on Echo & Alexa devices, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Kindles, Amazon Security Cameras, Dash Buttons, and more.

HUGE SALE on Amazon Kindle and Amazon Fire Devices – as low as $34.99 USD! Deals, sales, and special offers on Echo & Alexa devices, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Kindles, Amazon Security Cameras, Dash Buttons, and more.

Don’t worry if you don’t have an Amazon Prime Membership or you’re getting a late start on Amazon Prime Day sales!  Click HERE to read our article on how you can get ready for Amazon Prime Day including how to track deals and even SHARE your Amazon Prime benefits with others for FREE!

Sale valid through Saturday, September 22nd. Click HERE to shop the current sale – via Amazon

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Buy 1 Get 1 Sale on Genealogy Video Downloads at Family Tree Magazine!* "Do you want to take your genealogy research to the next level but you're not sure where to start? Family Tree Genealogy Videos have you covered! With 420+ to choose from on the topics that matter most — from demystifying DNA and preserving vintage photos to mastering Ancestry.com and sorting through immigration records — there's a video to get you on the path to success!

Buy 1 Get 1 Sale on Genealogy Video Downloads at Family Tree Magazine!* “Do you want to take your genealogy research to the next level but you’re not sure where to start? Family Tree Genealogy Videos have you covered! With 420+ to choose from on the topics that matter most — from demystifying DNA and preserving vintage photos to mastering Ancestry.com and sorting through immigration records — there’s a video to get you on the path to success!

And best of all, we are offering an exclusive deal on all Genealogy Videos when you buy before 9/23! Buy one genealogy video and get a second of equal or lesser value FREE! Simply add two videos to your cart and the price of one will be automatically discounted. Don’t wait, find the expert instruction you need for less!”

There are over 420 videos to choose from including:

Cloud Technology: Preservation and Organization You've heard about the "cloud" in computing, but what does it mean and how can you use it for your genealogy? Let an engineer and genealogist explain the latest in cloud services and walk you through using one of the most popular, Dropbox, to preserve and organize your family history. Go beyond simply backing up your files in the cloud and learn how to safely share files and collaborate with cousins.

  • Cloud Technology: Preservation and Organization: You’ve heard about the “cloud” in computing, but what does it mean and how can you use it for your genealogy? Let an engineer and genealogist explain the latest in cloud services and walk you through using one of the most popular, Dropbox, to preserve and organize your family history. Go beyond simply backing up your files in the cloud and learn how to safely share files and collaborate with cousins. Click HERE to shop!

 

Family Tree Magazine Things to Purge and Save Expert Video

  • Things to Purge and Save: Don’t be a family history hoarder—but don’t toss genealogy treasures by mistake. Family Tree Magazine’s Family Archivist columnist Denise Levenick explains how to tell the difference. You’ll see why you might be hanging onto family history excess, how to handle an archival inheritance, and how to create a “watch list” for essential info. Develop a plan to future-proof your genealogy and deal with research clutter. Click HERE to shop!

 

5 Fast Photo Fixes Can that old photo be saved? Thanks to state-of-the-art scanners and free photo-editing websites, the answer is often yes! Let expert Nancy Hendrickson show you how to become a scanning master, what tools you need, and five fast fixes for even the most hopeless-looking family photos. You'll also learn the most important rule of working with old photos, before you make changes that can't be undone.

  • 5 Fast Photo Fixes: Can that old photo be saved? Thanks to state-of-the-art scanners and free photo-editing websites, the answer is often yes! Let expert Nancy Hendrickson show you how to become a scanning master, what tools you need, and five fast fixes for even the most hopeless-looking family photos. You’ll also learn the most important rule of working with old photos, before you make changes that can’t be undone.  Click HERE to shop!

 

DNA Demystified Interested in exploring DNA testing for genealogy but confused by the technical buzzwords? Have your test results but wonder how it actually applies to your family history? Our DNA expert will sort out the differences between X-DNA and mitochondrial DNA, explain admixture and phasing, and guide you through the mysteries of haplogroups, chromosome maps, SNPs, and more.

  • DNA Demystified: Interested in exploring DNA testing for genealogy but confused by the technical buzzwords? Have your test results but wonder how it actually applies to your family history? Our DNA expert will sort out the differences between X-DNA and mitochondrial DNA, explain admixture and phasing, and guide you through the mysteries of haplogroups, chromosome maps, SNPs, and more. Click HERE to shop!

 

Which Test is Best? How do the "big four"; DNA testing services—23andMe, AncestryDNA, FamilyTreeDNA and MyHeritage—compare and which is right for your genealogy research? Explore what each offers, how much their testing costs, and what the results look like. Check out examples of actual results from each competing testing service before you commit with your DNA and your credit card.

  • Which Test is Best?: How do the “big four”; DNA testing services—23andMe, AncestryDNA, FamilyTreeDNA and MyHeritage—compare and which is right for your genealogy research? Explore what each offers, how much their testing costs, and what the results look like. Check out examples of actual results from each competing testing service before you commit with your DNA and your credit card. Click HERE to shop!

 

Who's Got What? Comparing Records at the Giant Genealogy Websites In this day and age, the internet is the first place we go to find records of our ancestors. But when it comes to knowing just which site to search for specific records, it can be a lot of trial and error. Learn all about what the four biggest genealogy websites contain in this hour-long presentation.

  • Who’s Got What? Comparing Records at the Giant Genealogy Websites: In this day and age, the internet is the first place we go to find records of our ancestors. But when it comes to knowing just which site to search for specific records, it can be a lot of trial and error. Learn all about what the four biggest genealogy websites contain in this hour-long presentation. Click HERE to shop!

 

Conquering the Chaos: Organizing Your Genealogy Materials Do you have stacks of papers, files, certificates, census copies, and other items around your home? You can conquer this dilemma and learn genealogy organization tips for regularly keeping your clutter under control, with both paper and software. No one can promise perfection, but this session will share many ideas to get you on your way, including tips from some professional genealogists. We'll even discuss some "lazy day" methods to keep you on top of your filing.

  • Conquering the Chaos: Organizing Your Genealogy Materials: Do you have stacks of papers, files, certificates, census copies, and other items around your home? You can conquer this dilemma and learn genealogy organization tips for regularly keeping your clutter under control, with both paper and software. No one can promise perfection, but this session will share many ideas to get you on your way, including tips from some professional genealogists. We’ll even discuss some “lazy day” methods to keep you on top of your filing. Click HERE to shop!

 

Applying Old Maps to Your Family History Maps are for more than navigation and when it comes to your genealogy research, old maps can lead you to some real family treasure. If you want to explore the various types of maps that exist, and how they can be used to enhance your knowledge of your ancestors, this live class will provide you with the tools and techniques you need.

  • Applying Old Maps to Your Family History: Maps are for more than navigation and when it comes to your genealogy research, old maps can lead you to some real family treasure. If you want to explore the various types of maps that exist, and how they can be used to enhance your knowledge of your ancestors, this live class will provide you with the tools and techniques you need. Click HERE to shop!

No promo code needed – please check your cart at checkout before making payment! Sale valid through September 23rd. Click HERE to shop – via Family Tree Magazine!

*No coupon code necessary. Simply add two videos of your choice to your cart and the price of one will be automatically discounted. Sale ends September 23, 2018 at 11:59 pm MT. Valid on Genealogy Videos category only. Sale excludes live courses and the 2018 Fall Virtual Conference. Other exclusions may apply.

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The Board for Certification of Genealogists is offering a free day of quality genealogy education to be broadcast online via Legacy Family Tree Webinars

BCG Free Day of Quality Genealogy Education – October 19th, 2018 – “Top genealogists Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, Elissa Scalise Powell, Rebecca Whitman Koford, Thomas W. Jones, and Judy G. Russell will present five one-hour lectures held at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City Friday, 19 October 2018 between 9 AM and 4:30 PM mountain U.S. time. The lectures are free and open to the public (registration is not required), and sponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. All will be broadcast online (free registration is required, see below). The board is an independent certifying body and author of the updated 2014 Genealogy Standards.”

  • 9:00 AM – “Past Conflict Repatriation: The Role of Genealogists and Methodology in Fulfilling Our Nation’s Promise” Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG
  • 10:30 AM – “Deeper Analysis: Techniques for Successful Problem Solving” Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL
  • 1:00 PM – “John Jacob Kramer: Case Study of Mistaken Identity among Revolutionary War Soldiers” Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL
  • 2:15 PM – “Using Indirect and Negative Evidence to Prove Unrecorded Events” Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL
  • 3:30 PM – “The Discriminating Genealogist: Telling Good Evidence from Bad” Judy G. Russell, CG, CGL

“Every October BCG presents a series of lectures at the Family History Library given by some of the most distinguished genealogists in our field,” said President Rick Sayre, CG, CGL. “This year they are also available online. We do this to educate genealogists at all levels and to promote uniform standards of competence and ethics.”

Click HERE to register for each individual webinar or for the entire day! Via Board for Certification of Genealogists and Legacy Family Tree

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Save 30% on ALL SUBSCRIPTION PLANS at Findmypast. Were you successful in finding out more about your family history during the FREE ACCESS WEEKEND at Findmypast? Well, here's a great way to continue the search - take 30% off any of the subscription plans at Findmypast!

UPDATED! Findmypast just updated this special sale with 10% off a 12-month Pro/Ultimate/World subscription for returning customers!  See below . .

Save 30% on ALL SUBSCRIPTION PLANS at Findmypast. Were you successful in finding out more about your family history during the FREE ACCESS WEEKEND at Findmypast? Well, here’s a great way to continue the search – take 30% off any of the subscription plans at Findmypast! Click HERE for details on specific 1-month, 3-month and 12-month plans.

  • Findmypast US and Canada: Click HERE to get started!
  • Findmypast UK: Click HERE to get started!
  • Findmypast Australia: Click HERE to get started!
  • Findmypast Ireland: Click HERE to get started!

Returning Findmypast customers can save 10% on a 12-month Pro/Ultimate/World subscription

Returning Findmypast customers can save 10% on a 12-month Pro/Ultimate/World subscription:

  • Findmypast US and Canada: Click HERE to get started!
  • Findmypast UK: Click HERE to get started!
  • Findmypast Australia: Click HERE to get started!
  • Findmypast Ireland: Click HERE to get started!

Sale valid through September 23rd, 2018. Restrictions apply.

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Save up to 87% on Family Cookbook Project software and cookbooks!

Save up to 87% on Family Cookbook Project software and cookbooks!* We’ll help you make your own personal or family cookbook! Are you looking to create an online or printed collection of your family’s fabulous recipes, photos and kitchen stories? The Great Family Cookbook Project helped more than 7,000 families and fundraising organizations with more than 31,000 contributors gather, organize and make available their favorite recipes in family cookbooks using our online cookbook software program! It’s easy, fun and affordable to create and print your own family cookbook – a lasting treasure of culinary memories.”

Select from three different options:

  • Lifetime Access To Custom Photo Cookbook-Making Software, regularly $99.95 USD, now just $15 USD – 85% off!
  • Lifetime Access To Custom Photo Cookbook-Making Software and Five Cookbooks, regularly $296.69 USD, now just $39 USD – 87% off!
  • Lifetime Access To Custom Photo Cookbook-Making Software and Ten Cookbooks, regularly $336.25 USD, now just $59 USD – 82% off!

Get started TODAY on creating your own family cookbook for the upcoming holidays! Also, genealogy societies can use Family Cookbook Project to create society cookbooks for fundraising! Family Cookbook Project is the #1 company for cookbook fundraisers! Click HERE to shop – via Groupon

* Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Online only. Must activate membership by expiration date on your voucher, membership valid for life. Shipping not included. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gift(s). Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Save 30% on Researching Difficult DNA Matches & Understanding Ethnicity Estimates Boot Camp with DNA expert Mary Eberle – Saturday, September 29, 2018

Save 30%! Researching Difficult DNA Matches & Understanding Ethnicity Estimates Boot Camp – Saturday, September 29, 2018 – “Let’s face it . . . DNA testing takes time and money. So don’t you want to get the most out of your DNA test results? Why is it so difficult to connect with a close DNA match on Ancestry or MyHeritage or another platform? And what about ethnicity estimates? Are they really accurate? And why do they seem to “change”?

Increasing my DNA education has been an important goal for me this year. I’m ready to learn more, are you? Then LET’S DO THIS TOGETHER! If you’re ready you can join me and DNA expert Mary Eberle for our fifth DNA online event in 2018 entitled Researching Difficult DNA Matches & Understanding Ethnicity on Saturday, September 29, 2018.

Topics

  • Best Tools for Researching Difficult DNA Matches: Have a really strong DNA match, but that the person doesn’t even have a name, let alone a tree? This webinar covers both free and subscription-based websites to help your detective work. It also covers the clues that can be used to figure out who matches are, where they’re from, and other important information. These new insights into your mystery can help you figure out your connection to them and place them in your family tree.
  • Understanding Ethnicity Estimates: Think that ethnicity estimates provided by DNA testing don’t help, they’re wrong, or at best, they’re just fun? Learn how and when your client’s ethnicity estimates can be useful. This talk will cover 1) how ethnicity estimates are generated and the ancestral timeframe they reflect; 2) differences between the DNA testing companies; 3) additional tools to further explore ethnicity estimates; and 4) how to identify situations in which they can be very helpful. Several case studies where ethnicity estimates helped solve the genealogy mystery at hand will be covered.

You’ll receive over 3 hours of educational content for the low price of $25.99! You’ll also receive access to the recorded versions of each webinar and the handouts! Register by Monday, September 24, 2018 and receive $6 off the registration price for a low $19.99 USD! Space is limited, and if you register but can’t attend, you’ll still receive the handouts, the freebies and access to the recordings! Click HERE to register!

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Have you uploaded your AncestryDNA test data (or other DNA test data) to MyHeritage yet? You can now do this for FREE and check out the ethnicity estimates and start matching with others on MyHeritage.  

FREE DNA Data Upload to MyHeritage DNA until December 1st! Have you uploaded your AncestryDNA test data (or other DNA test data) to MyHeritage yet? You can now do this for FREE and check out the ethnicity estimates and start matching with others on MyHeritage.  Click HERE to get started! Remember, according to the latest update from MyHeritage, on and after December 1st, 2018 there will be a FEE for uploading your DNA test data from another vendor. Any data uploaded PRIOR to December 1st will have access to all DNA matching and other features and they will be “grandfathered  in” with no future charges.

We expect to hear more information from MyHeritage DNA as the December 1st deadline gets closer and you can stay tuned here at Abundant Genealogy or at DNA Bargains for the latest news. To access the free upload feature at MyHeritage DNA, visit https://dnabargains.com/myheritageofferupload.

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90% off iDrive automatic online backup - just $6.95 USD for 2TB of storage!

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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NEW! End of Summer Sale at MyHeritage DNA - $59 USD! For just $59 USD you can get the popular autosomal DNA test kit similar to AncestryDNA, Family Tree DNA and other DNA testing companies. You’ll have access to more ethnicities than any other major vendor PLUS receive your results much faster than other companies.

End of Summer Sale at MyHeritage DNA – $59 USD! For just $59 USD you can get the popular autosomal DNA test kit similar to AncestryDNA, Family Tree DNA and other DNA testing companies. You’ll have access to more ethnicities than any other major vendor PLUS receive your results much faster than other companies. Limited Time Offer – DON’T DELAY! Click HERE to shop and don’t delay! – via MyHeritage

Special MyHeritage Offer for Canadian Residents!

This special limited time promotion is also available to residents of Canada! Pay just $79 CAD for MyHeritage DNA and also take advantage of the free shipping offer. Limited Time Offer – DON’T DELAY! Click HERE to shop and don’t delay! – via MyHeritage

Free Shipping Offer at MyHeritage DNA

Get FREE SHIPPING on MyHeritage DNA when you purchase 2 or more MyHeritage DNA test kits!

BONUS! Get FREE SHIPPING when you order 2 or more MyHeritage DNA test kits! No promo code needed – discount calculated at checkout! Limited Time Offer – DON’T DELAY! Click HERE to shop and don’t delay! – via MyHeritage

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Genealogy author and educator Thomas MacEntee reviews DNA test site Vitagene and recommends checking out the various health and lifestyle reports available when you upload your 23andMe, AncestryDNA or MyHeritageDNA DNA test data.

Save 50% on Health Reports at Vitagene Using Your DNA Data from 23andMe, AncestryDNA and MyHeritage DNA! Click HERE to read my recent review “Vitagene – More than Just Another DNA Testing Company.

The Vitagene Health Report product uses your raw DNA file from 23andme, AncestryDNA or MyHeritage. Health Report for diet, fitness & supplementation. Regularly $49 USD, now just $24.50 USD with promo code DNA50 at checkout! Click HERE to get started – via Vitagene

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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.