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7 Free Genealogy Steals to Boost Your Research Now

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7 Free Genealogy Steals in January include:

  • FindMyPast.com has free access to over 8 billion records 22-25 January. Local subscribers get World access; World subscribers get 3 additional days added to their subscription. If you have any UK heritage, this is a must!  

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  • Ancestry.com has free access to all Australian records 22-26 January *AEDT (Australian Eastern Daylight Time)

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  • MyHeritage.com has a large collection of free digitized books available for searching/reading (over 37 million pages in 150,000 books relevant to family history). Read about the collection here. Search the collection for your ancestors here. Just tried this and found a clue for my hard-to-trace Canadian ancestry! Must finish blog quickly and get back to the search!

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January 22, 2016 |

Top Free Genealogy Message Boards

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Genealogy Message Boards and Forums are a fun way to connect with other researchers or jump-start your family history research when you’ve hit a bump in the road. It’s encouraging to chat with others who are working on similar lines. And with the advantages of Social Media you have more options than ever!

Top Free Genealogy Message Boards include:

      RootsWeb and the Message Boards at Ancestry

  • RootsWeb and the Message boards at Ancestry.com are the same thing. This is a free family history message board. RootsWeb was purchased by Ancestry.com and Ancestry has kept it as a free offering and they have merged the message boards. You can search by Locale, Surname, Topic, or Keyword. They boast 25 million posts over 198,000 boards so there’s a lot of content.

    GenForum

  • GenForum is a free genealogy message board. It was started by Genealogy.com which was acquired by Ancestry.com and is kept as a separate message board/forum from RootsWeb. It boasts “14,000 online forums devoted to genealogy, including surnames, U.S. states, countries, and general topics.” You can search by Locale, Surname, Topic, or Keyword.

    RootsChat

  • RootsChat is a free UK based genealogy message board. “The country’s busiest, largest free family history site. 223,682 members are ready to help you with your questions.” There’s no fee or subscription but you do need register in order to post or private message on the site. An easy way to search this site is to scroll down to the country you’re interested in (Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England, etc) then select the locale within that country, then scroll through the boards, posts, and especially look at the highlighted links listed for that locality.

    5,700+ Facebook Genealogy links

  • Katherine Willson serves on the Membership Committee for the Federation of Genealogical Societies, teaches Genealogy classes, does private genealogy research, and has compiled this list of over 5,700 Facebook genealogy links. Joining a Facebook community for the locale or subject you’re researching is a great way to connect with other researchers. Each group will have its own rules for posting so read the “description” of the group in the right-hand column (beneath the members names). If you haven’t already joined the Facebook community, genealogy research is a great reason to take the plunge!

    CousinConnect

  • CousinConnect is a free genealogy message board developed by genealogists for genealogists. Their site allows you to post queries and sign up for notifications when new queries match your surname and region (a free service). CousinConnect boasts over 300,000 queries which can be searched by Surname or Region and they claim their forum is a more effective way to connect with distant relatives because they deliver more relevant results to queries.

    Message boards at MyHeritage.com 

  • MyHeritage.com has free message boards. If you want to reply or post you’ll need to create a membership. They have free membership offerings and if you decide you want extra services they provide you can choose a subscription membership. Searches can be made by Locale, Surname, Topic, Keyword, or you can select one of the Message Boards for Beginners.

    UlsterAncestry

  • UlsterAncestry is a site that charges for genealogical records in Northern Ireland but they have message boards you can look through at no charge. They’re not accepting members at this time so there’s no posting available if you’re not already a member.

    CuriousFox

  • CuriousFox.com is a free and fee genealogy forum site for the UK and Ireland. It’s free to read postings and to post entries and to contact paid members. Only paid members can contact free members. You can search by Village, Town or County, Surname, and Surname within a distance of any locale.

 

 

October 18, 2015 |

How to get your FREE MyHeritage Account

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This is a free MyHeritage account offer for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

“MyHeritage is the most popular family network on the web. Millions of families around the world enjoy having a private and secure place to explore their family history, share photos and special family moments and keep in touch. With 40 languages, 75 million users, 1.5 billion profiles and 27 million family trees, MyHeritage is uniting families worldwide. . . .Our recent acquisitions of World Vital Records and Geni.com for example, have enabled us to offer billions of historical records and exciting tools for collaboration to a wider and more international audience than ever before.”

Follow these instruction to create your free MyHeritage account:

  • Log in to FamilySearch.org

(If you don’t already have an account with FamilySearch.org, you’ll need to create one using your LDS membership number. If you don’t know your membership member you can ask for it from a church clerk or member of the bishopric.)

  • Select “Get Help” in the upper right corner
  • Select “Help Center” in the left column of the pop-up
  • Select “Partners” in the icon of shaking hands
  • Select “Our Partners”
  • Select “MyHeritage”
  • Select “Create Your Free MyHeritage Account”

FamilySearch.org will verify you have an LDS membership number and you’ll see a new page that says “You Qualify for a FREE Account on MyHeritage” and you’ll be given the option to create a free MyHeritage account.

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If you have never had a MyHeritage account

  • Select “Create Your Free MyHeritage Account”

If you have a paid account or a free trial

  • Select “Sign in to connect your account”

This will connect your current/past account to your new free membership. You won’t be reimbursed for what you’ve already paid but you won’t be billed for future payments.

You can now create a new login and password for your MyHeritage account that will be separate from your login and password for your FamilySearch account.

If you are not a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you can create a free FamilySearch.org account and enjoy their free tree service, free records searches, attachable record hints and research suggestions, but you will not be given the free partner accounts such as MyHeritage.com, Ancestry.com, findmypast.com, etc.

April 17, 2015 |

How to get your FREE Ancestry Account

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This is a free Ancestry account offer for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com

“Ancestry.com LLC is the world’s largest online resource for family history with more than 2 million paying subscribers across all its sites. Since starting as a publishing company in 1983, we have been a leader in the family history market for over 30 years and have helped pioneer the market for online family history research.”

Follow these instruction to create your free Ancestry account:

  • Log in to FamilySearch.org

(If you don’t already have an account with FamilySearch.org, you’ll need to create one using your LDS membership number. If you don’t know your membership member you can ask for it from a church clerk or member of the bishopric.)

  • Select “Get Help” in the upper right corner
  • Select “Help Center” in the left column of the pop-up
  • Select “Partners” in the icon of shaking hands
  • Select “Our Partners”
  • Select “Ancestry”
  • Select “Create Your Free Ancestry Account”

FamilySearch.org will verify you have an LDS membership number and you’ll see a new page that says “You Qualify for a FREE Ancestry Account” and you’ll be given the option to create a free Ancestry account.

If you have never had an Ancestry account,

  • Select “Create Your Free Ancestry Account”

If you have a paid account or a free trial,

  • Select “Sign in to connect your account”

This will connect your current/past account to your new free membership. You won’t be reimbursed for what you’ve already paid but you won’t be billed for future payments.

You can now create a new login and password for your Ancestry account that will be separate from your login and password for your FamilySearch account.

If you are not a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you can create a free FamilySearch.org account and enjoy their free tree service, free records searches, attachable record hints and research suggestions, but you will not be given the free partner accounts such as Ancestry.com, MyHeritage.com, FindMyPast.com, etc.

 

April 17, 2015 |
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