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Take a free on-line 6-week genealogy class through Gale Courses

 

Take a free on-line 6-week genealogy class

through Gale Courses

2-28-2018

Vicki’s note – Take a free class if you have a Beloit Public Library card or any Rock County Library card.  This is a new benefit of  Arrowhead Library System, part of the ShareLibraries.info group, and is due to a recent increase in state funds.  Gale Courses are on genealogy, and many basic computer classes, etc.

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Use your library card to take a free 6-week genealogy class through Gale Courses – a service of your Rock County public Library. New classes start monthly.

The next

Genealogy Basics class starts March 14, 2018.

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Tracing your family’s history is a fascinating journey. Who will you discover? Genealogy Basics will help you understand the genealogy research process and the way we interpret the information we find. This course guides you through the search process for family names using several subscription-based Web sites, which you can access while you’re enrolled in the class. Along the way, you’ll learn through hands-on examples that help you dig deeper into your family’s past. You’ll develop a strategy to accomplish your objectives, evaluate the results, and share that information with others. You’ll discover, in simple terms, where to look, who to contact, and how to make your family history come alive. Was it truth or goof? Where’s the proof? Find out why close counts not only in horseshoes, but also in hunting your heritage.

About The Instructor

Bob Moyer is a college instructor, graphic designer, and technical writer. Bob has degrees in education, business, and Civil Engineering. He has over 12 years of experience as an instructor and has developed genealogy courses for several colleges. His passion for research and family history has resulted in several genealogy-related books and speaking engagements.

This course will be facilitated by Megan Churchwell. Megan has a personal interest in genealogy, and has built an extensive family tree on Ancestry.com, tracing some branches of her family back as early as the 1400s. Her educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in History and a Master of Arts in Museum Studies. Her day job is Curator at a U.S. Navy museum, where she often assists researchers in tracing the military records of their ancestors.

 

There are other classes as well:

 

 

More than 365 engaging, online, instructor-led courses focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment that are informative, convenient, and highly interactive. Courses run for six weeks, with two new lessons released weekly (for a total of 12), and new sessions begin monthly. The courses are entirely web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and assignments–many of which are optional. Dedicated professional instructors, who are professionals in their fields, coordinate every course by pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.

• Enroll in as many classes you like, as often as you like

• Pass the final exam on the first try and receive a certificate of completion

• Repeat classes if you want

• No penalty for not completing a course, simply stop logging in to your classroom

• Some courses are accredited as continuing education credits

Welcome to Gale Courses!

Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online.   As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

How to Enroll:

1. Find courses by browsing through the categories on the left of your screen or by using the search bar above.  Click “Enroll Now” next to the course of your choice.

2. Select your course start date and click “Continue.”

3. Create a free Gale Courses account, or sign in to an existing ed2go account.

  • New Students – Enter your email address in the New Student area and click “Create Account.” Complete the “Account and Student Information” page and then click “Continue.”
  • Returning Students – Enter your account email and password and then click “Sign In.”

You will use your Gale Courses account email and password to log in to the My Classroom area to view your lessons once your session begins.

4. Enter your library barcode in the box labeled Submit.  Then click “Use Library Card” to complete your enrollment.

IMPORTANT!

Students who have enrolled in a course must log in and view lessons one and two within 13 days after the start date of the course, or they will be automatically dropped.

Students who are dropped from a course will be able to enroll in the course during a later session.

https://education.gale.com/l-arrowhead/

 

ALS NEWS


Gale Courses

Due to an increase in state funding for libraries, Arrowhead Library System has added a new lifelong learning service to its offerings by purchasing a systemwide subscription to Gale Courses.

Gale Courses provides six-week online programs taught by college instructors who are experts in their field to library card holders at no cost to the patron. The 365+ classes offered cover an astounding variety of topics, which can be narrowed down into three broad areas of focus: Professional Development, Technology Skills, and Personal Enrichment. A large percentage of course offerings are tied to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ fastest-growing occupations positioning our libraries to help our patrons meet demand for top workplace skills and drive economic development in our own communities.

ALS officially launched GALE Courses on February 5, 2018, with press releases, in-library signage, and a social media blitz. Statistics collected on February 28 reveal Rock County library patrons have enrolled in more than 181 classes, representing a commitment to more than 4,344 hours of continued learning.

More information:

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Irish Lives Remembered

February 5, 2018

Vicki’s note – it is close enough to St. Patrick’s Day and March to get you this Irish Ancestors genealogy source.

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Irish Lives Remembered

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If you have Irish roots or occasionally do Irish research, there is a relatively new and FREE online publication that’s worth checking out.  You can sign up to be automatically notified by email when a new issue is available.

“We are an award winning history and heritage company based in Dublin, Ireland

The Irish Family History Centre’s research service is aimed at people who would like to get one of our experts to research their Irish ancestry for them. You can also ask our experts questions that may help you get past any brick walls with your own research.”


Previous issues are also available for free online.   Irish Lives Remembered Genealogy eMagazine is now live and free to read/download via:

Click

Irish Lives Remembered

for free access to:

Free Digital Genealogy Magazine

Irish Lives Remembered – latest Issue 38 November 2017

They also have free genealogy podcasts that you can listen to (example)

 PODCAST: Tracing Ancestry Through Census Substitutes 

And a free newsletter.

Free Family History/Genealogy Forms & Charts from The Family Historian.com

January 21, 2018

Vicki’s note – click on the link below to download free forms that you can edit.  I trust this source.  The Family Historian Warwick Lyons will send you updated versions of the fillable Family History/Genealogy Forms & Charts , and tutorials on how to fill them in, by email if you want to subscribe (at no cost.)  You can unsubscribe from email updates at any time.

Fillable Versions of Your Forms and Charts Now Available by clicking this link –

The Family Historian.com

100% FREE and TOTALLY EDITABLE
Family History and Genealogy Forms and Charts

 

Free Genealogy Research Sites for each U. S. State

Free Genealogy Research Sites for each U. S. State

Vicki’s note – see Family History Daily link for these. 

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https://familyhistorydaily.com/genealogy-help-and-how-to/free-genealogy-sites-all-usa-states/

Absolutely Free Genealogy Research Sites for Every Single U.S. State

by family history writer Tony Bandy

Essential Family Tree Forms

Vicki’s note – Family Tree has some very good forms for genealogy.  This Family Tree e-newsletter shows you can get 5 for free below.Click on the link below:

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A Sample of Essential Family Tree Forms

To help you kick your new year off right, we’re giving away 5 of our favorite essential genealogy forms! Here’s how to get yours.
Businessman signing documents – Getty Images

January is often a time of resolutions, fresh starts, and getting organized. If you’ve been joining us in our Month of Family History Fitness you are already well on your way to a year of great genealogy health, but we want to help you take it even further!

To assist you in your 2018 research, we’re offering 5 of our very favorite essential family tree forms for free. Taken from this collection of 75 forms, the genealogy worksheets, templates and checklists to organize family facts and track your genealogy work. Each letter-size PDF form is enhanced so you can type and save your work, or simply print blank forms to fill in.

You’ll receive our:

Family Group Sheet
Source Documentation Cheat Sheet
Death Records Worksheet
Research Calendar
Online Search Tracker

To download the forms simply enter your email address in the form below.

 

Cheers to a year of breaking down brick walls and mastering your research!

https://www.familytreemagazine.com/articles/a-sample-of-essential-family-tree-forms/

 

DNA Testing and Genetics in Genealogy; 2017

12-27-2017 – Vicki’s note – a link that I found:

2017 TOP 10 Best DNA Testing Company Kits: Click Here.

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See also My Page for a list of DNA testing companies and helps interpreting the tests – Genealogical Links and Electronic helps   – scroll down to the alphabetical category “DNA Testing and Genetics in Genealogy”.

 

The Wisconsin Historical Society Press one-day ONLINE-only sale Dec. (5) 6

Vicki’s note – 12/5/2017 a chance to get some good Wisconsin history books, etc.:

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Give History for the Holidays, during one-day ONLINE-only sale Dec. 6
Shop our Annual Friends & Family Sale Dec. 6!

Pick up history for the holidays during our one-day, ONLINE ONLY, Friends & Family Sale Dec. 6! All Wisconsin Historical Society Press books, Wisconsin Historical Images prints, select gift shop items, and Wisconsin Historical Society gift memberships will all be 40% off all day*.
40_ Off Friends _ Family Sale 2017 online only

This year’s Friends & Family sale has MOVED … to an online-only location to allow our friends and family from everywhere in Wisconsin and beyond to enjoy our one-day deep discounts on books by well-known authors Jerry Apps,
Michael Perry, Wisconsin Public Radio’s Jack Mitchell,
John P. Kaminski, Michael Edmonds, sportscaster
Jessie Garcia, and much more. Learn more about the upcoming sale at Friends and Family Sale 2017.

Dec. 6: All Day
Location: Everywhere!

2017 Friends _ Family Sale Dec. 6

Visit our Online Store on Dec. 6!
Access the Sale at www.wisconsinhistory.org/shop
Attention Society members — Shop One Day Early!
You can access the sale today AND tomorrow at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/ffsale. Just enter the code FAMILY17 when you complete your order and 40% will be taken off any participating books, images, and gift store items.

*Shipping Charges Will Apply*

For more information, contact Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Marketing Manager Kristin Gilpatrick at 608-264-6465 or kristin.gilpatrick@wisconsinhistory.org.
The Wisconsin Historical Society Press, publishing the best of Wisconsin history and culture since 1855 in support of the mission of the Wisconsin Historical Society.
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Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 816 State Street, Madison, WI 53703

Cyber Monday and Black Friday DNA Test Sales

Cyber Monday DNA Test Sales

11-26-2017

http://blog.familyhistoryhound.com/black-friday-specials/

Black Friday DNA Test Sales

11-24-2017

Vicki’s note – Here are some Black Friday Sales :

From Family Tree DNA –  $49  and up depending on type of test –

per Hound on the Hunt, Diane T-J:

http://blog.familyhistoryhound.com/this-weeks-treasures/

From 23and Me:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01G7PYQTM?tag=livescience01-20

From MyHeritage:

https://www.myheritage.com/dna?utm_source=black_friday_sale_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=legacy_email&utm_content=link2

From Ancestry.com:

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=dna%20test%20ancestry

 

 

 

 

Free Sites on “doGenealogy”

Free Sites on “doGenealogy”

Vicki’s Note – I just heard about this new Site from “FamilyHistoryDaily.com” that  has volunteers gathering (Free) sites . 

Sounds a bit like what I do here on my BLOG under the Page/tab at the top of the BLOG – click on “Genealogy Links and Electronic Helps”.  There are many links there, and I will add a link to doGenealogy.

Click Here to read the Family History Daily article of sites and links on doGenealogy that are specifically on the subject of: “30 Free Genealogy Sites for Researching Your European Ancestry”

FamilyHistoryDaily has many more interesting articles on genealogy.

“About doGenealogy

doGenealogy is a new tool from Family History Daily that makes it easier than ever to locate no-cost genealogy research sites.

Because this is a brand new project we have many free sites still to add, check back regularly for these new resources.

While paid resources, like Ancestry.com, provide excellent services to family historians, there is a wealth of free genealogy data also available online.

doGenealogy offers a hand selected database of only high quality, completely free genealogy sites that will help you expand your research without spending a cent.

Thank you, as always, to the amazing volunteers who make these free family history resources possible.

Need research help? Try the helpful articles on Family History Daily.”

LegacyFamilyTree.com software 1/2 price sale EXTENDED to August 20; AND 15% off Coupon too!

1/2 price sale EXTENDED to August 20!

Vicki’s Note – A coupon from Thomas MacEntee to apply toward the sale 1/2 price for buying the Deluxe 9 version of Legacy Family Tree Software. 

MyHeritage.com and LegacyFamilyTree.com are joining.  There is a big sale on the software through August 13.

This is the software that I use to help tame my ever-growing collection of genealogy research information.  It was finally enough savings to prompt me to purchase the upgrade from version 8.  One can also download a free version. 

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Save an Additional 15% Off Legacy Family Tree’s Super Sale!

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Additional 15% Savings During Legacy Family Tree Super Sale!

You may have heard that Legacy Family Tree is set to be acquired by MyHeritage in the near future (read the news here). To celebrate this amazing event, you can get some amazing discounts on Legacy software as well as Legacy Family Tree Webinar memberships (see below).

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Legacy 9.0 Deluxe (software for PC on CD & download, printed & PDF manual)

Price: $39.95 $19.98
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  4. Legacy for Beginners training video (on installation CD).

Sophisticated research tools, powerful search capabilities, and professional-quality trees, reports, and books make the award-winning Legacy Family Tree the program of choice for users of all levels and abilities. Search the Internet for billions of genealogy records.

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