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
Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
This is Thomas MacEntee with Abundant Genealogy and here are the genealogy and family history-related items you need to know for today, Wednesday, December 12th, 2018:
FamilySearch adds 8 million indexed records from Ireland, England, Peru, the United States, and Ukraine – all available for FREE!
A HUGE announcement yesterday from Family Search: they’ve added over 8 million records to their online holdings including 4.4 million images from the 1911 Ireland Census!
In addition, you’ll find new records for Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Mississippi, Washington, West Virginia, and the United States Veterans Administration. Click HERE to review the entire listing of new records and learn how to access them via Family Search.
RootsTech Announces Award-Winning Actress Patricia Heaton as Keynote Speaker
Now here is some news that is HOT off the press – literally about one hour old! Emmy-award winning actress Patricia Heaton, star of Everybody Loves Raymond and The Middle, has just been announced as one of the keynote speakers for the RootsTech 2019 event in Salt Lake City, Utah from February 28th – March 2nd, 2019.
She joins Saroo Brierley, the inspiration for the movie “Lion,” and ukulele master musician Jake Shimabukuro who were previously announced as keynote speakers for Rootstech – the leading genealogy and family history event in the United States.
I hope to see you at RootsTech in 2019 where I’ll be presenting two lectures and trying to get the inside scoop on the genealogy market from industry leaders. Click HERE to read the entire press release over at Abundant Genealogy.
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:
- BONUS! Purchase 3 AncestryDNA test kits and get the 4th one FREE! This brings the price down to just $44.25 USD for each test kit! Discount automatically applied at checkout. Sale valid through Monday, December 24th. – 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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