Thursday, July 01, 2010

July 2010 Special Offers

As we enter the second half of 2010 and an important month of holidays for Americans and Canadians, there are a number of special offers available for genealogists and family archivists that may be of interest to you:

First of all, Michael John Neill is offering a discount on his Casefile Clues subscription newsletter. Normally $17 a year (52 issues), it is on sale for $16, plus you will receive issues 41-47 free (these are the most recent seven issues)! To take advantage of this offer, which expires tomorrow, Friday, July 2 at noon, CDT, you must subscribe through this secure payment processing link. Once you get to the page with the instructions box, you must enter my e-mail address ( in order to get the discount.* If you want to know more about Casefile Clues, please read my review here.

*Disclosure: I have been offered an additional month's worth of subscription to Casefile Clues if I have at least one person sign up with my e-mail address.


In honor of Canada Day, from today, July 1, through Sunday, July 4, you can access the 1911 Canadian Census for free at Free registration is required. This is a great way to see if an Ancestry subscription would be of interest to you. If you live in Canada, this database is a part of the collection. If you live elsewhere (like in the United States, for instance), this database can be accessed if you have a World Deluxe Subscription through your local Ancestry website (United States:; United Kingdom:


In honor of Independence Day, is offering free access to their Revolutionary War Collection from today, July 1, through Wednesday, July 7. This image collection includes
  • Soldier Service Records
  • Original letters written by Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and other Founding Fathers
  • Revolutionary War Pension Files
  • Payment Vouchers for Military Pensions
  • George Washington Correspondence
  • Final Payment Vouchers Index for Military Pensions
  • Revolutionary War Prize Cases - Captured Vessels
  • Revolutionary War Rolls
  • and much more!

This is a great opportunity to check out whether a Footnote subscription would be right for you!


Speaking of, they are offering free access to their Holocaust Collection from Friday, July 9 through Monday, July 19th as a benefit to those attending the 30th IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy conference in Los Angeles, July 11-16. You do not have to attend the conference to take advantage of this offer. The collection includes:
  • Stories from the Holocaust Museum
  • Concentration Camps: stories, maps, and facts
  • Looted Valuables: Holocaust Assets Collection
  • National Archives Records: original documents and photos
Hat tip: Schelly Talalay Dardashti of Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog 


The Family Tree Magazine website has some sales you're sure to want to grab!

  • At, you can save 40% on Family Tree Magazine products by entering offer code SFT111 when you check out (some exclusions apply). This offer expires July 5. (Click here to start browsing genealogy how-to books, CDs, back issues, digital downloads and webinar recordings.)
  • At Family Tree University, you can take $13 off any genealogy course registration by entering the code 13COLONIES. This offer also expires July 5. (Courses include Land Records 101 (starting July 19 or Sept. 13), Tracing Immigrants (starting July 21), Digital Photography Essentials (starting July 19) and more—click here to see all FTU offerings.)

Hat tip: Diane Haddad of Genealogy Insider.


University Products: The Archival Company has several special offers in place, which are good now through midnight, EST (not EDT?) on July 31st. I would venture to guess most of us don't have the budget to qualify for some of the more generous offers; however, if your genealogical or historical society, local library, archive or repository is in need of purchasing archival supplies, this would be a great opportunity to make these purchases and receive a gift that could then be raffled off to benefit the society or institution!
  • Save 20% site-wide on orders of $100 or more - enter coupon code WCC123 during checkout. Or, if you qualify, choose one of the following:
  • Receive an iPod shuffle when you order between $400 and $799 - enter coupon code WCCSHF during checkout. The shuffle has a 2 GB capacity, stores up to 500 songs, has audio playback of up to 10 hours, is offered in dark grey, and includes earphones with a remote and USB cable.
  • Receive an iPod nano when you order between $800 and $1,499 - enter coupon code WCCNAN during checkout. The nano has an 8 GB capacity, stores up to 2,000 songs or 8 hours video, has an audio playback of up to 24 hours or 5 hours of video, is offered in dark grey, and includes earphones and a dock connector to a USB cable.
  • Receive an iPod touch when you order between $1,500 and $2,499 - enter coupon code WCCTCH during checkout. The touch has an 8 GB capacity, stores up to 1,750 songs or 10 hours video, has an audio playback of up to 30 hours or 6 hours of video, has a multi-touch display with standard casing, and includes earphones and a dock connector to a USB cable.
  • Receive an iPad when you order more than $2,500 - enter coupon code WCCPAD during checkout. The touch has a 16 GB capacity, is wi-fi capable (but not 3G capable), includes a dock connector to a USB cable, and has a 10W USB power adapter.

    Terms and Conditions:

    If you choose to Save Yourself 20%:
  • 20% Discount is only available on orders of $100 or more and is calculated before shipping, handling, and any applicable taxes or duties.
  • 20% Discount cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions or applied to any order(s) placed before 6/14/2010.
  • 20% Discount coupon code WCC123 can be used repeatedly between 6/14/2010 and midnight EST 7/31/2010.
  • 20% Discount is calculated automatically within our website shopping cart after you've entered the coupon code at checkout.

    If you choose to Reward Yourself with an Apple:
  • This promotion cannot be combined with any other promotion and can be used only once between 6/14/2010 and midnight EST 7/31/2010.
  • This promotion only applies to new website originated orders placed during the eligible period.
  • The product that your order qualifies you for will be calculated against one single order - not the sum of multiple orders placed throughout the period of eligibility.
  • Please note: After applying the coupon code, our website will show a discount of $.01!  Don't worry, we'll make sure you get the right Apple product!
  • Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of the Apple product which will ship separately from and after your order ships.
  • Returned or canceled orders will be credited less the retail value of the Apple product received as part of this promotion.
  • University Products is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions - promotion is offered in good faith but we reserve the right to cancel, amend or limit  the promotion at any time.


While I was at Jamboree last month, I handed out my Moo MiniCards (actual size):

Right now, if you buy one pack of MiniCards or more, you'll get free shipping on your entire order by using this code: A2MEEH.**

** This offer is valid on the cheapest shipping method only, until Sunday, 4th July at Midnight PDT. Please note, you can only use one promocode per order.


 Last, but not least, Backupify is offering this special: If I have five friends sign up for the free backup service at Backupify (which supports Flickr, Twitter, Delicious, Zoho, Google Docs, and Photobucket, plus 2 GB of storage), all five of them will automatically be upgraded from the Basic (free) plan to the Premium plan, a $39.95 value. This includes 10 GB of storage, five accounts ber service, monthly zip archives, and access to Beta Services (Wordpress, Basecamp, Gmail, Facebook, FriendFeed, Blogger, Hotmail, Picasa Web Albums, Google Contacts, and Google Calendar). Plus all of us will be automatically entered to win an Apple iPad.*** If you are interested in signing up, please send me your e-mail address to Offer ends July 19th.

Currently, I use Backupify's basic (free) service to back up my Twitter, Photobucket, Gmail, Facebook, and Blogger accounts, and have been very happy with them. Today is Data Backup Day, and I encourage you to make Backupify part of your backup process.

***Disclosure: I have been offered a free update to Backupify's Business Plan if I have five or more people sign up for Backupify's Basic (free) plan. These individuals will automatically be upgraded to the Premium plan for free, plus be eligible to win an Apple iPad.

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