Genealogy Friday! Feb 28-March 6

6 march news

I am SO happy it’s March! I am not a fan of winter and I can’t wait to see it go away!

Here are some of the genealogy happenings for this week:

Bargains!

  • FindMyPast is having a FREE weekend! This is a perfect way to give a new company a trial run to see if it would be worth another subscription. The weekend has already started!
  • Ancestry.com AARP discount – see Thomas MacEntee’s post about this discount offered by Ancestry.com
  • Geneabloggers has a Genealogy Bargains post nearly every day! Follow him on Facebook for more information or check out the website for great deals.

Fun

  • Who Do You Think You Are starts this Sunday! (Anyone have cable that wouldn’t mind me coming over every Sunday? Ha!) They are having a “Be a Who Do You Think You Are? Star” sweepstakes that starts March 8th. Check it out!
  • Registration is now open for the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History Institute! It will be from 21-25 September 2015 in Salt Lake City.  Register before 15 August to get the early registration discount!

Resources/Records/Books

  • FindMyPast has a number of new records now available. They added British Women’s Army, Naval, and Air Force records along with the British Civil Service Evidence of Age records. They also have new Queensland records, Britain Trade Union Member records, Lancashire, Manchester Cholera Victims (1832) records, and an Irish newspaper update. Lots of things you can check out this weekend for free!
  • Visiting an ancestral home? Check out this blog for tips to prepare for such a trip!
  • HeritageQuest has a new look! Check out more about this resource here.
  • Interested in British and Irish newspapers? There is a new book about that by Chris Paton. Check it out here.
  • Thomas MacEntee‘s 500 Best Genealogy and Family History Tips 2015 Edition is now available on PDF. Check it out here.
  • Curious about what records MyHeritage has to offer? Read more about it here on the FamilySearch blog.
  • The Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast, Inc. has posted a new marriage database to their website! Check it out here.
  • Dick Eastman’s newsletter posted about a new database that has England’s immigrant records from 1330-1550! Check out the newsletter here.
  • Do you have Alaskan ancestry? Check out Alaska Web and Dick Eastman’s article about it here .
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2 Comments

  1. Lin Irish

    To do all these interesting new databases, I’d have to stop everything and do nothing but genealogy 24/7 365 straight! So many new things to sample, I don’t know which to try first! Thanks for putting all of this together, Niki

    • NikiMarie

      You’re welcome and I agree! I highly recommend using the FindMyPast this weekend if I had to choose just one! 🙂

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