Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend Special Offers and a Chance to Win an iPad

As we approach Memorial Day Weekend, I discovered the following freebies and contest.

1. Ancestry.com is hosting a FREE webinar TONIGHT on Finding Your Military Heroes on Ancestry.com.The Ancestry blog explains:

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 8pm ET/5pm PT
Investigating and preserving the stories of the military heroes in our family tree is wonderful way to honor their service. In this webinar, Juliana Smith, editor of the Ancestry Weekly Discovery, will show you how to identify family members who served, determine what records are available, and find their stories in those records. In this free one-hour class, you’ll see examples of some of the records you can find on Ancestry.com, get search tips, and learn how to use that information to take your family history further. Sign up today!

2.WorldVitalRecords.com Invites Family Historians to Honor Their Veteran Ancestors by Researching Military Records. They will be providing "free public access to all of its United States Military databases  from May 27, 2010 through  June 1, 2010 in honor of Memorial Day." For details on what military records are available, please see Renee Zamora's post here.


3. Dick Eastman is hosting a contest to win an Apple iPad on his blog. "To enter the contest, all you need to do is enter a genealogy query, an advertisement for a genealogy service or product, or an announcement of a future genealogy event, at http://www.GenQueries.com...Two runner-up winners will each be awarded one-year free subscriptions to the Plus Edition of Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter." For more details, read his post here. The "contest closes at 12 midnight Eastern Daylight Savings Time on Saturday, June 12, 2010. The winners will be announced the following day at the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree held in Burbank, California..." and online.

All three of these will be posted on my Special Offers page until they expire.
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