Tuesday, November 29, 2016


There were a hearty 35 entries in this year's Renee's Genealogy Blog contest for a FREE Full Access Pass to RootsTech + Innovator Summit 2017.  I recognized a lot of names on the result form spreadsheet.  To ensure absolute fairness I used the "True Random Number Generator" widget to pick a spreadsheet number.

The Winner is #12

Barbara Schmidt

Barbara had not previously registered to attend RootsTech this year. Now she needs to rearrange her schedule because she's going to ROOTSTECH 2017!!!  How great is that!!!

I was really excited finding out #12 was Barbara because she is my first RootsTech contest winner from an international country. I sure hope you can make flight arrangements because the cost of coming to RootsTech just got a little cheaper for you!


There is still an opportunity to enter a contest for ANOTHER CHANCE at a FULL ACCESS ROOTSTECH + Innovator Summit 2017 Registration.

Go to RootsMagic's RootsTech 2017 Contest Form and enter their drawing. You have until Wed, 30 Nov 2016 @ 11:59 PM (MST) to enter. Click on link below.

See ya tomorrow, for tomorrow is always another genealogy day!

Monday, November 28, 2016

NEHGS Holiday Bundles & Upcoming Webinars

The following is from the New England Historic and Genealogical Society.

NEHGS Holiday Bundles
Get a sneak peek at more than 50 money-saving 2016 Holiday Bundles from The Bookstore at NEHGS! We have bundled together some of our most popular titles and slashed the prices to save you money this holiday season. No special codes to enter, just pure savings, plain and simple. From brand new titles to classic genealogical works, our bundles are sure to bring cheer to any genealogist on your gift list--even if it's you!

And be sure to check out an exciting new item available now: the Family Tree DNA Family Finder DNA test! With a simple cheek swab, discover your roots, connect the dots, and unlock your family history. Family Tree DNA's signature DNA test provides powerful tools to find your DNA matches, trace your lineage through time, and validate family connections. And if you order from The Bookstore at NEHGS before November 30, you'll get a copy of our Using DNA in Genealogy Portable Genealogist for free!

So start your shopping today, save money, and discover your past!

To order by phone, call 1-888-296-3447. Questions? Email thebookstore@NEHGS.org.

Bundle pricing is good through December 31, 2016, while supplies last. No additional discounts apply, including the NEHGS member discount. If purchasing gifts, we strongly recommend shipping via UPS.

Online Learning Center
Webinar: Organizing and Preserving Your Family Papers
Thursday, December 15, 3 p.m. EST
Presented by: Judy Lucey and Andrew Krea
Cost: FREE
Learn how to organize and preserve these important family heirlooms for generations to come. In this webinar, Archivist Judy Lucey will demonstrate how to apply techniques used by the Special Collections staff to your own collection and Senior Researcher Andrew Krea will discuss a new family archive initiative offered by our Research Services team. Register today!

Online Course: Breaking Down Genealogical Brick Walls: Strategies for Success
Exclusively for NEHGS members!

Instructors: Sheilagh Doerfler, Katrina Fahy, and Meaghan E. H. Siekman, NEHGS Senior Researchers
Wednesdays, January 11, 18 & 25; 6-7:30 p.m.
Cost: $85
Whether you are struggling to find an immigrant's exact origins, uncover a maiden name, determine parentage, or discover where a family moved, cluster research can help. Join our Senior Researchers for a three-week course on applying cluster research to your project and learn how broadening the scope of your search can break through genealogical brick walls. Register today!

Friday, November 25, 2016

SHOTBOX Black Friday - Cyber Monday Deal

Make It The Happiest Time of Year With $50 Off a SHOTBOX
At SHOTBOX, Black Friday starts today!

With the holiday's right around the corner, we are offering one of the best deals of the year to grab a SHOTBOX for yourself, a friend, or a loved one.

From now until Monday, you can take $50 off of both the SHOTBOX Deluxe bundle (great for taking pictures of online shops) and the SHOTBOX Solo Box (great for taking top down pictures of documents and art).

Click here to start shopping and use the code HOLIDAY50 to get your discount.

RootsTech 2017 Cyber Monday Special!

The following is from RootsTech.

RootsTech 2017 Cyber Monday Special

Here’s your special RootsTech Cyber Monday discount! With promotional code RTCYBERFAN, you’ll save over $100 on regularly priced RootsTech and RootsTech + Innovator Summit passes.

The promotion runs on Monday, November 28
from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.


Why should you attend RootsTech? Here are 7 reasons.