Genealogy Update for Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Are we seeing the demise of Black Friday? Genealogy Update for Wednesday, November 7th, 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
Wednesday, November 7, 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, November 7th, 2018:

FREE Video Recordings of MyHeritage LIVE Now Available Online!

If you didn’t get a chance to watch the LIVE STREAMING for MyHeritage LIVE over the weekend (some people on the East Coast of the US had to be up at 3:30 am to watch!), you can now watch the recordings of this amazing event for FREE!

Visit our latest post at Abundant Genealogy to view the links for the videos at the MyHeritage page on Facebook, including lecture topic listings, speakers, and the time stamp for each video.

Black Friday – Not Just One Day Anymore?

Last week, LinkedIn posted an article entitled The Slow Demise of Black Friday? in which it stated that both online and at brick-and-mortar stores, surveys indicate that Black Friday sales campaigns are not just one day or over the Thanksgiving Day weekend. In addition, Cyber Monday – which started out as the Monday after Thanksgiving since shoppers would use their work computers which had faster Internet access to make purchases – is almost a non-event now that most Americans have some form of high-speed Internet.

I’ve noticed the same trend with the genealogy and family history vendors. Over at Genealogy Bargains and DNA Bargains, you’ll see many new sales and some extend through to the end of November. Check out the listings today at Genealogy Bargains – especially the ONE DAY ONLY deal on personalized 40-page photo books for PrinterPix – you can save up to 91% and get one book for only $4.79 USD – the normal charge would be over $50 USD!

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:

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.