Genealogy Update for Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Genealogy Update for Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 featuring genealogy author and educator Thomas MacEntee of Abundant Genealogy

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, October 31, 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, October 31st, 2018:

I’m Off to MyHeritage LIVE in Oslo, Norway!

Just a heads up that the Genealogy Update for the next week might be a little late or I may need to skip a day or two. Why? Tonight I am headed out from my home in Chicago to fly to Oslo, Norway where I’ll be attending the first ever MyHeritage LIVE User Conference! I will be presenting the following lectures during the event:

  • Turning MyHeritage Clues Into Genealogy To Do’s
  • Newspaper Research Strategies Using MyHeritage
  • Panel Discussion: DNA, Genealogy and Privacy

Plus, I will get a chance to attend lectures and workshops led by my genealogy and DNA colleagues!

Can’t make it to Oslo? You can watch the LIVE STREAMED content for FREE starting Saturday, November 2nd from Oslo. Lectures will be presented in English and start each day at 9:00 am CET (Central Europe Time) – make sure you check the lecture times based on your own time zone. Visit for more information!

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:

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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.