Friday, May 28, 2010

More Special Offers for Memorial Day Weekend...And Some Freebies!

Geneabloggers, authored by Thomas MacEntee, is holding a Data Backup Weekend contest in which participants can win one of four copies of Handy Backup Standard by Novosoft LLC (value $39 US)! To enter, leave a comment at Geneabloggers' contest post about data backup between Friday, May 29 and Monday, May 31st no later than 11:00 PM, CDT. Details and rules are available here.


At another of Thomas' blogs, Hi-Definition Genealogy, he has recently announced a free E-mail Signature Cheat Sheet:
An email signature is usually a snippet of text or an image embedded into your blank email template.  Each time you create a new email, the text or signature will appear at the bottom...Look at the bottom of your email as real estate that should be used wisely.  If you run a business, you should be placing links to your website or advertising your latest special or offering.  If you sit on the board of a genealogical society, think about advertising your next event or project.  It costs nothing and every time you send an email, the message gets out.

This is the sixth free Cheat Sheet Thomas has designed. You can find links to more at my Special Offers page.


Family Tree Magazine is having a Memorial Day Weekend sale! When you spend $30 or more, you’ll get 15 percent off Family Tree Magazine products and free US shipping when you enter the offer code FTREMEMBER at checkout. They encourage you to think about Father's Day and June wedding gifts while making your purchases. This sale is on now through June 2. Click here to start shopping.


id you miss's free webinar on Finding Your Military Heroes on Not to worry; all their webinars are available for free and are archived here. You can also see notifications for upcoming ones!


Speaking of Ancestry, they now have two classic genealogy reference books available online for free (no subscription required!) at their new Wiki:
The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy has been called the bible of genealogy. Focusing mainly on record types and methodology, The Source is one of the best places to learn how to do genealogy.

Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources looks at each state and offers an in-depth look at what records are available and where to go to find them. As one of the most valuable books in place-based research, it has helped researchers for more than 20 years.

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