Genealogy Update for Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Genealogy Update for Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 featuring genealogy author and educator Thomas MacEntee of Abundant Genealogy

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

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Genealogy Update Alexa Briefing
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

This is Thomas MacEntee with Abundant Genealogy and here are the genealogy and family history-related items you need to know for today, Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018:

Don’t Miss the FREE National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair TOMORROW!

FREE National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair – October 24, 2018: Set your alarms and get ready to LEARN – long distance and virtually, that is. Once again the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) hosts the sixth virtual Genealogy Fair via webcast TOMORROW, Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm EDT. Viewers can participate with the presenters and other family historians during the live event on YouTube. All of the session videos and handouts will be available free of charge. You can watch the sessions and download the materials at your convenience. In addition, video broadcasts and the presentation materials will continue to be available after the live event. Check today’s post at Abundant Genealogy for a list of topics and more information on how to join this online event tomorrow!

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:

  • Now available in paperback! 31 Days to Better Genealogy by Amy Johnson Crow – “Discover more ancestors without feeling overwhelmed. Have you ever felt you don’t have large chunks of time to devote to your genealogy or that you’re spinning your wheels with your research? Then let 31 Days to Better Genealogy ease your stress. With its foundation in a month-long course by Amy Johnson Crow that has helped thousands discover previously unknown branches of their family trees, learn insightful details about the lives of their ancestors, and make connections with long-lost cousins, 31 Days to Better Genealogy will help you learn more about your history and preserve your family’s stories for generations to come.” The print price is just $8.99 USD and the Amazon Kindle price is just $4.99 USD – via Amazon

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.