Genealogy Update for Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Genealogy Update for Wednesday, September 19th, 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, September 19, 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, September 19th, 2018:

FREE Day of Quality Genealogy Education Offered by Board for Certification of Genealogists and Legacy Family Tree

Top genealogists Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, Elissa Scalise Powell, Rebecca Whitman Koford, Thomas W. Jones, and Judy G. Russell will present five one-hour lectures held at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City Friday, 19 October 2018 between 9 AM and 4:30 PM mountain U.S. time. The lectures are free and open to the public (registration is not required), and sponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists.

  • 9:00 AM – “Past Conflict Repatriation: The Role of Genealogists and Methodology in Fulfilling Our Nation’s Promise” Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG
  • 10:30 AM – “Deeper Analysis: Techniques for Successful Problem Solving” Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL
  • 1:00 PM – “John Jacob Kramer: Case Study of Mistaken Identity among Revolutionary War Soldiers” Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL
  • 2:15 PM – “Using Indirect and Negative Evidence to Prove Unrecorded Events” Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL
  • 3:30 PM – “The Discriminating Genealogist: Telling Good Evidence from Bad” Judy G. Russell, CG, CGL

All five classes will be broadcast online by BCG’s webinar partner, Legacy Family Tree Webinars. For more information, please visit or click HERE to read the announcement in its entirety.

Having Trouble Keeping Up with All the Genealogy Webinars?

I want to point out a FREE resource created and managed by our friend in genealogy Dear Myrtle called Geneawebinars! If you haven’t visited then make sure you check it out at least once a week! There you’ll find listings for upcoming webinars – many of them are FREE – plus the Calendar feature displays an entire week’s list of upcoming webinars with links to register.

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:

  • Buy 1 Get 1 Sale on Genealogy Video Downloads at Family Tree Magazine!* “Do you want to take your genealogy research to the next level but you’re not sure where to start? Family Tree Genealogy Videos have you covered! With 420+ to choose from on the topics that matter most — from demystifying DNA and preserving vintage photos to mastering and sorting through immigration records — there’s a video to get you on the path to success!” No promo code needed – sale valid through Sunday, September 23rd.
  • End of Summer Sale at MyHeritage DNA – $59 USD!For just $59 USD you can get the popular autosomal DNA test kit similar to AncestryDNA, Family Tree DNA and other DNA testing companies. You’ll have access to more ethnicities than any other major vendor PLUS receive your results much faster than other companies. Limited Time Offer – DON’T DELAY

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.