Genealogy Update for Friday, November 9th, 2018

Do you know which genealogy sites have FREE ACCESS to records this weekend? Find out at the Genealogy Update for Friday, November 9th, 2018 from genealogy author and educator Thomas MacEntee of Abundant Genealogy

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Genealogy Update Alexa Briefing
Friday, November 9, 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, November 9th, 2018:

Your Weekend Guide to FREE ACCESS to Genealogy and Family Sites during Remembrance Weekend

Sunday, November 11th, 2018, marks the 100th Anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I / The Great War. To honor this event and to help everyone locate information on their ancestors who served in the military, the major genealogy vendors are making BILLIONS of records available for FREE!

Abundant Genealogy has produced a complete list of these sites PLUS resources to help you locate your World War I ancestor or any ancestor who served in the military.

This is THE WEEKEND to put our regular genealogy research aside (and to forget about housecleaning too!) and use these free resources while you can! Most access is valid only through Monday, November 12th.

You Never Know Where You’ll Find Genealogy Resources!

I’m continually amazed at how often an article about history resources will pop up on a tech blog or a non-genealogy site. In addition, I love it when Millennials and the younger generation get interested in these resources.

Such is the case with this week’s article entitled 720,000 Newly Digitized Historic Photos Show Where New Yorkers Lived In The 1940s over at the Gothamist website. The resource covered in the article is a HUGE collection of photos that are part of the tax records during the 1940s in New York City via the Department of Records & Information Services. I checked out several of the properties owned by family members in the Bronx and it was a fun search – plus I have new photos to add to my collection! Visit and follow the instructions to find your family’s New York City homes and businesses!

What’s On Sale Today at Genealogy Bargains

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

  • FREE DOWNLOAD After You’re Gone: Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research. I want every genealogist to get serious about preserving the legacy of their years of research, so for this weekend only, I’m making my best-selling book After You’re Gone: Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research available for free!* You can access the Amazon Kindle or PDF version for free through Sunday, November 11th!
  • Save 61% on DYMO Label Maker via Amazon!“Hand-held and sleek, with battery powered portability, the DYMO LetraTag LT-100H Label Maker is the perfect way to keep your home organized. With a wide array of label colors and text features like multiple font styles, underlining, bolding and text sizing, you can print the right label for almost every situation. And the graphical display shows you precisely what you’re going to print.” Regularly $45.89 USD, now just $17.88 USD!

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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About the Author

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.