Free Genealogy Stuff – July 31st to August 6th0
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Some free genealogy stuff this week includes:
Last chance to enter the 23andMe DNA Sweepstakes, you don’t have to purchase to enter (scroll to the bottom of the page and read the fine print). Sweepstakes ends at 11:59 pm PT on 8/3/17
Free Heirloom Searches:
British Family Tree Research has an online shop with postcards and other historical documents listed by surname. British Surname searches for family memorabilia are free and you can see if they have any materials for sale related to your ancestry/ancestors.
JustaJoy is a US based company with free searchable surname searches for family heirlooms as well as free description searches for words or phrases in the description of heirlooms. All heirlooms are available for purchase.
FamilySearch Historical Record Collections from around the world are always free, and new databases and updates to existing databases are added regularly; it’s worth checking to see if a record set you’re interested in has been updated with images or indexed records; new this week is Texas, Gonzales County, Death records, 1863-1970
Castle Garden is a free online database from records at NARA including records of 10 million immigrants from 1830 to 1892 (Ellis Island opened in 1892). These searchable records are always free.
Ellis Island has a free, searchable database of 22.5 million immigrants to New York from 1892 to 1924
NARA Passenger lists are always free and include “immigrants to America from Germany (1850-1897), Russia (1834-1897), Ireland (1846-1851), and Italy (1855-1900).”
NARA free military databases include World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War records
GenealogyInTime free search engine will search 4 billion records, some returns will link to fee sites, others will link to free sites
Free Genealogy Webinars:
Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) Free Webinar “Using atDNA to Verify and Expand Genealogy” by Emily Aulicino, Saturday, August 5th, pre-register
Legacy Family Tree Webinars “Tracing Your West Country Ancestors” by Kirsty Gray, Wednesday, August 2nd, preregister (the counties of Cornwall, Devon, and Somerset and the city of Bristol in England)
FamilySearch Webinar Using the FamilySearch Catalog Effectively (Beginner), Monday, July 31st, 10 am
FamilySearch Webinar Ask Your United States Research Question (Beginner) Wednesday, August 2nd, 11 am MDT
FamilySearch Webinar Los libros de la vida, (Beginner), Saturday, August 5th, 1 pm MDT