Genealogy Bargains Friday, January 4, 2019

New savings today at Amazon, Family Tree Magazine and NYG&B!  See all the deals at Genealogy Bargains for Friday, January 4th, 2019

Today’s Genealogy Bargains – Friday, January 4th, 2019

UPDATED 4:00 am CST, Friday, January 4th, 2019

Plenty of new deals today including photo storage boxes at Amazon, a one-day only sale at Family Tree Magazine and FREE WEBINARS at The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society!  Also, don’t forget to enter the Amazon $100 Gift Card Giveaway!

NEW Genealogy Bargains!

  • TODAY ONLY! Family Tree Magazine: Save 50% on Which Test is Best? video download! Regularly $39.99 USD, now just $20 USD! – LINK

Enter the Get Your Genealogy Stuff Organized Contest!

Enter the Amazon $100 Gift Card Giveaway at Genealogy Bargains this week and you could win a $100 Amazon gift card to use to get organized and declutter!

Enter the Amazon $100 Gift Card Giveaway at Genealogy Bargains this week and you could win a $100 Amazon gift card to use to get organized and declutter! We’ll select one (1) winner on Monday, January 7th, 2019 and announce the winner over at our Facebook page.

IMPORTANT: You get more entries if you follow us and like our Facebook page, and check out the deals at DNA Bargains! The winner will receive the following: One (1) Amazon Gift Card $100

This prize package is valued at $100 USD and you could win if you enter by 2:00 am CST on Monday, January 7th, 2019. Click HERE to enter!

Genealogy Bargains Categories

Here is a quick directory of deals available at Genealogy Bargains (click each link to jump to that location):

DNA Test Kits

Living DNA: Save 30% during Living DNA New Year’s Sale!  Regularly $99 USD, now just $79 USD

New year and new prices for DNA test kits! Expect to see a few New Year’s sales, but for the most part prices should level back to their normal full price for the next few weeks. There are still a few “hangover” deals available today!

  • Amazon: FREE SHIPPING for Amazon Prime Members on DNA test kits including 23andMe, AncestryDNA, Family Tree DNA, Living DNA and MyHeritage DNA.

  • AncestryDNA US: Get the world’s most popular DNA test kit – AncestryDNA – for just $99 USD – LINK
  • AncestryDNA UKGet the world’s most popular DNA test kit – AncestryDNA – for just £79 USD – LINK
  • Findmypast DNA: Findmypast DNA priced at $89 USD,
    $99 CAD, £79, €89 and $129 AUD LINK
  • Vitagene: Save up to 40% on Health Reports atVitagene.  Use your DNA test data from 23andMe, AncestryDNA and MyHeritage DNA! Click HERE to read my recent review! Health Report for diet, fitness & supplementation. Regularly $49 USD, now just $29 USD.

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Get Organized!

Amazon: Pioneer Photo Albums Photo Storage Box just $8.56 USD! "Store your photos and more with this heavy-duty Pioneer Photo Albums storage box. This durable box holds over 1,100 prints up to 4"x7" and is ideal for storing negatives, postcards, greeting cards, recipes, wedding keepsakes, baby memories, trading cards and collectibles just to name a few. The box features a metal identification plate and includes a set of index cards. Photo safe: acid free. The outside dimensions of the box are 11.25"L x 7.75"W x 4.5"H"

  • NEW! AmazonPioneer Photo Albums Photo Storage Box just $8.56 USD! “Store your photos and more with this heavy-duty Pioneer Photo Albums storage box. This durable box holds over 1,100 prints up to 4″x7” and is ideal for storing negatives, postcards, greeting cards, recipes, wedding keepsakes, baby memories, trading cards and collectibles just to name a few. The box features a metal identification plate and includes a set of index cards. Photo safe: acid free. The outside dimensions of the box are 11.25″L x 7.75″W x 4.5″H” – LINK
  • Amazon: Save 51% on Avery Acid-Free Sheet Protectors!  “Need a project organizer that lasts for the long haul? Protect documents, records, photos and more with these durable heavy duty sheet protectors.” Regularly $24.49 USD for a 100 count box, you pay just $11.99 USD plus get FREE SHIPPING if you have an Amazon Prime membership! – LINK
  • Amazon: Save 61% on DYMO Label Maker! “Hand-held and sleek, with battery powered portability, the DYMO LetraTag LT-100H Label Maker is the perfect way to keep your home organized.” Regularly $45.89 USD, now just $17.88 USD!  – LINK

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Books for Family Historians

Family Tree Magazine: Save 60% on Ultimate Family Tree Charts Bundle! 28 Templates — One Low Price! Are you looking for ways to beautifully display your family history? Look no further than the Ultimate Family Tree Charts Bundle! These decorative trees won't replace your working genealogy charts that cram in many generations of names and dates. Regularly $74.96 USD, now just $29.99 USD

  • Family Tree Magazine: Save 60% on Ultimate Family Tree Charts Bundle28 Templates — One Low Price! Are you looking for ways to beautifully display your family history? Look no further than the Ultimate Family Tree Charts Bundle! These decorative trees won’t replace your working genealogy charts that cram in many generations of names and dates. Regularly $74.96 USD, now just $29.99 USDLINK
  • Family Tree Magazine: Save 40% on Family Tree’s Guides to Making the Most of Ancestry.com book bundle! “Discover the secrets to Ancestry.com success and get the most out of your Ancestry.com subscription. With these two essential Ancestry.com resources, you’ll discover how to take advantage of what the world’s biggest genealogy website has to offer—and how to find answers to your genealogy questions within its billions of records.” Regularly $48.98 USD, now just $29.38 USDLINK
  • Amazon: Save 90% on The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy by Blaine Bettinger. “See what genetic testing for ancestry can do for you. This ebook 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.”

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Educational Webinars and Online Courses

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.

  • TODAY ONLY! Family Tree Magazine: Save 50% on Which Test is Best? video download! “All of the advertisements for DNA test kits over the holdiays can be overwhelming. DNA testing is the next frontier in family-history research — but which competing service is right for you? Check out this video download and see how the four leading companies compare in-depth. In this video, you will learn how 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.” Presented by Shannon Combs-Bennett. Regularly $39.99 USD, now just $20 USD! – LINK

Monday, January 7
3:30 pm ET: Facebook Live Genealogy Q&A
7:00 pm ET: Webinar – Indexing New York: The New York Land Records Project

Tuesday, January 8
7:00 pm ET: Webinar – Accessible and Essential New York Records from Kinship

Wednesday, January 9
7:00 pm ET: Webinar – Learning More About Your Ancestors Through Newspapers

  • Legacy Family Tree: FREE RECORDING DNA Rights and Wrongs: The Ethical Side of Testing, presented by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL – “Whose permission is needed to test a child or an adult unable to consent? Who owns our DNA? What can we disclose about a cousin who has tested? The rules of the road for the ethical challenges facing genealogists interested in using DNA evidence as part of their family history research. Learn the ethical rules that can guide us through many if not most of the situations in which we as genetic genealogists find ourselves.” Click HERE to view for free through Tuesday, January 8th – via Legacy Family Tree Webinars

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Genealogy Subscription Websites

This offer is for NEW MEMBERS* only! Save 50% on the US Discovery and the World Explorer 6-month subscriptions!

  • Ancestry: Save 50% on US Discovery and World Explorer memberships at Ancestry! This offer is for NEW MEMBERS* only! Save 50% on the US Discovery and the World Explorer 6-month subscriptions!

US Discovery 6-month subscription, regularly $99 USD, you pay just $49 USD. Click HERE to get started!

World Explorer 6-month subscription, regularly $149 USD, you pay just $74 USD. Click HERE to get started!

Offers end January 7, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Offers available for new subscribers only and not for renewal of current subscriptions. Offers only valid for 6‑month U.S. Discovery and World Explorer memberships. Billed in one payment of $49 for a 6-month subscription to U.S. Discovery or $74 for a 6‑month subscription to World Explorer. Your subscription will automatically renew at list price after the introductory offer. If you don’t want to renew, cancel at least two days before your renewal date. Cancel by visiting the My Account section or by contacting us. See our Renewal and Cancellation Terms for further details.

*Note: if you have NOT had an Ancestry membership in the past 90 days, you qualify as a “new member.” Purchase the membership, then contact Ancestry to have them connect your “new” membership to your “old” account login.

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Photo Organization and Preservation

Save up to 63% 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!

  • iDrive: 90% off iDrive automatic online backup! Regularly $69.50 USD per year, you get the first year of 2TB cloud storage for just $6.95 USD! 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!
  • Picture Keeper: Save up to 72% on Picture Keeper! Get the 8GB Picture Keeper with 4,000-Photo Capacity, regularly $59.99 USD, for just $16.99 USD! Sale prices also apply to the 4GB, 16GB and 32GB sizes. Sale valid through Monday, January 7th – LINK
  • Qroma: Save up to 50% on Qroma products to tag and organize your digital photos. “Forget the old way of typing field after field of metadata. QromaScan’s innovative Natural Language Tagging engine turns your voice recognized description into searchable photo metadata in seconds. Your tired fingers will love it!” QromaTag for macOS, regularly $49.99 USD, now just $25 USD; QromaScan USB Bundle, regularly $59.99 USD, now just $41.99 USDQroma Total Bundle, regularly $109.99 USD, now just $60.49 USD! Sale valid through Monday, January 7th LINK

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Genealogy Software and Technology

Save 70% on Dragon Naturally Speaking software at Genealogy Bargains

  • Amazon:  Save 72% on Dragon Naturally Speaking software! Amazon has an AMAZING deal on this voice to text software! I use Dragon everyday and not just because of the arthritis in my hands . . . it is often more convenient just to speak commands into the computer when I am working on genealogy. I couldn’t get half as much research and work done if I didn’t have Dragon Naturally Speaking. I love how it recognizes my voice and “builds” a vocabulary of words and terms that I frequently use. Plus, I draft all my books with Dragon using Microsoft Word . . . I can state commands like “Next line” or “semicolon” and it knows what I mean! Save 70% and don’t miss this sale! Regular price is $99.99 USD, now pay just $27.90 USD! Click HERE to save – via Amazon

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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.