(Note from Vicki – Includes a Genealogy Do-Over starting July 3, for the third cycle.
This would also be a good lesson plan for starting genealogists.
A free self-paced 13 week program focused on sound genealogical research
practices. Lots of tips, links to resources, and even a Facebook group with over
FREE Access to Ancestry.com and More This Holiday Weekend!
Tips on How to Take Advantage of FREE Access at Ancestry and Other Sites
One of the best ways to save money when researching your family history is to wait for the big vendors – like Ancestry.com, FindMyPast, MyHeritage – to open up their databases during “free access” period. Here are my tips on how to get the most out of these free access days:
• Sign up for any e-mail alerts that a vendor offers. This service is free, and yes you’ll receive emails for their other services, but it is a great way to get notified of free access periods.
• Holidays and holiday weekends are usually when vendors hold these free access events. Set aside time during Labor Day Weekend (September 4-7, 2015), Veteran’s Day (November 11, 2015), etc. and do your research during the free access offer.
• Save your search queries in a notebook or on a spreadsheet so you have a running list of things to search for when the next free access period pops up!
• Also, don’t forget to save any document images and copy and paste any text from the record during the free access period. Don’t put this off until later! You may forget to go back and get what you need OR the site might become slow if too many other users are taking advantage of the free period as well.
Here is a list of various free access deals this weekend:
FREE ACCESS at Ancestry.com this weekend! Free access to more than 160 million birth, marriage, death, and divorce records from the original 13 colonies – ends July 5th via Ancestry
Free access to The Great Migration database at American Ancestors – now through July 8th, the New England Historic Genealogical Society has opened up access to its entire set of Great Migration materials, representing all immigrants to New England, 1620-1640 – via American Ancestors.
FREE access to Revolutionary War records at fold3 – now through July 15th, access Revolutionary War Pensions, Revolutionary War Service Records and more!
Another Freebie Just for You:
Free Online Genealogy Education Resources
As a special thank you for signing up for this mailing list, I’m giving away a four-page list of resources where you can learn more about genealogy for FREE! These include online courses, webinars, and more. Click here to download the PDF filled with almost 30 different resources!