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
Thursday, December 13th, 2018
This is Thomas MacEntee with Abundant Genealogy. and here are the genealogy and family history-related items you need to know for today, Thursday, December 13th, 2018:
Is It Just Me . . . Or Is It Really QUIET in the Genealogy World?
This time of the year – the two weeks before Christmas – is always a bit puzzling for me when it comes to genealogy and family history. You would think there would be an uptick in activity since the holiday season means families getting together and hopefully telling family stories and discussing family history.
Here’s what I’ve noticed lately:
- There is so much to do, in general, during the “holidays” that most of us don’t make time for sharing family history with family.
- Online shopping for most items declines since shipping deadlines to guarantee arrival of purchased gifts by Christmas have almost passed.
- Everyone who purchased DNA tests during November are waiting for their results to come in!
- Genealogy and family history vendors hold off on “big announcements” until around New Year’s Day when there is more focus on setting genealogy goals for the next year.
These are just my observations. Tomorrow is National Free Shipping Day and I hope to have news on how you can score some major savings on purchasing and shipping those genealogy gifts this holiday season.
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:
- PRICE DROP! MyHeritage: MyHeritage DNA just $49 USD during MyHeritage DNA Holiday Sale. Plus FREE SHIPPING when you purchase 2 or more kits! – LINK
- NEW! Legacy Family Tree: FREE WEBINAR Citation for Beginners presented by Shellee Morehead, PhD, CG, Friday, December 14th, 2018, 1:00 pm Central – LINK
- TODAY ONLY! 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 – LINK
- NEW! PrinterPix: – Save up to 93% off on 11″ x 8.5″ Personalized Hardcover Photo Books from Printerpix! – LINK
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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