Genealogy Update for Friday, December 14th, 2018

Free Shipping Day and RootsTech 2019 Live Streaming Schedule! Genealogy Update for Friday, December 14th, 2018 by genealogy expert Thomas MacEntee of Abundant Genealogy

The Latest Genealogy News from Thomas MacEntee of Abundant Genealogy via Genealogy Update

Here is today’s Genealogy Update via Alexa Flash Briefing, the Player (below) and the Episode Notes (PDF below):

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Genealogy Update Alexa Briefing
Friday, December 14th, 2018

This is Thomas MacEntee with Abundant Genealogy. and here are the genealogy and family history-related items you need to know for today, Friday, December 14th, 2018:

Unable to attend RootsTech 2019 in Salt Lake City this year? Here's the FREE Live Streaming schedule - attend RootsTech 2019 from your home or your office!

FREE Live Streaming Schedule Announced for RootsTech 2019!

[Editor’s Note: I just received the following press release from FamilySearch containing an early release of the RootsTech 2019 Live Streaming Schedule. I am a paid speaker and an ambassador for RootsTech this year. Please read full disclosure information below. ]

Unable to attend RootsTech 2019 in Salt Lake City this year? Don’t worry! Many of the sights and learnings from the conference will be streamed live on the RootsTech 2019 home page! Join starting Wednesday, February 27, at 9:30 a.m. MST to hear from popular speakers such as Diahan Southard, Kenyatta Berry, Crista Cowan, and Blaine Bettinger. General sessions featuring keynote speakers will also be streamed. Join the conversation happening on social media using #NotAtRootsTech. Click HERE to view the free streaming schedule.

Today is Free Shipping Day – A Lucky Day for All You Christmas Shopping Procrastinators!

Sometimes good things DO come to those who wait . . . who should I say “delay?” Well, this retail holiday is only two years old so it is understandable that it flies under the radar of most people. Over 1,000 retailers nationwide are participating in this one-day sale, but genealogists and family historians get an extra treat: some free shipping offers on DNA test kits, books and webinars are going on all weekend or even up until Christmas!

Sometimes good things DO come to those who wait . . . or should I say “delay?” Well, this retail holiday is only two years old so it is understandable that it flies under the radar of most people. Over 1,000 retailers nationwide are participating in this one-day sale, but genealogists and family historians get an extra treat: some free shipping offers on DNA test kits, books and webinars are going on all weekend or even up until Christmas!

  • Amazon: Free Shipping for Amazon Prime Members – LINK
  • AncestryDNA Australia: Free Shipping when you purchase 2 or more AncestryDNA kits – LINK
  • AncestryDNA Canada: Free Shipping when you purchase 2 or more AncestryDNA kits – LINK
  • AncestryDNA UK: Free Shipping when you purchase 2 or more AncestryDNA kits – LINK
  • Family Tree DNA: Free US Shipping and reduced International Shipping – LINK
  • Family Tree Magazine: Free US Shipping on Orders over $50 USD – LINK
  • MyHeritage: Free Shipping if you purchase 2 or more MyHeritage DNA test kits; Free US Shipping on a single MyHeritage DNA test kit when using promo code DRPHILLINK

Check out the entire list of deals over at GenealogyBargains.com and DNABargains.com today!

What’s On Sale Today at Genealogy Bargains

Are you familiar with Genealogybargains.com? Each day they scour the Internet for new deals of interest to genealogists and family historians. Here are some highlights:

NEW! Family Tree Magazine: Save 30% on Family Tree Factbook! “This convenient, timesaving collection of genealogy hacks gathers the best resources, tips, lists and need-to-know facts from the experts at Family Tree Magazine. Inside, you’ll find fast facts about a variety of family history topics, such as important dates in US history, the different kinds of DNA tests, and how to use the best genealogy websites.” Regularly $24.99 USD, now just $11.99 USD! Sale valid through Saturday, December 15th. Use promo code FACTBOOK30 at checkout . . . click HERE for e-book version (PDF) and click HERE for print version.

  • NEW! Family Tree Magazine: Save 30% on Family Tree Factbook! “Regularly $24.99 USD, now just $11.99 USD! Sale valid through Saturday, December 15th. Use promo code FACTBOOK30 at checkout . . . click HERE for e-book version (PDF) and click HERE for print version.

That’s all there is for now in terms of genealogy and family history news. Check back soon for further updates!

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PLEASE NOTE: The post content above contains affiliate links. This means I make a percentage of sales via these links. This does not INCREASE the price you pay as a consumer. It simply supplements my income so I can continue providing as much free genealogy content as possible through my “abundance model.”

DisclaimerAll prices and offers are subject to change. Some items may be sold out and have limited inventory. Also check to see if you have automated purchase settings enabled, such as Amazon Buy with 1-Click: it is your responsibility to make sure you are getting the correct price for an item before you check out and finalize the transaction.

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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.