Free Genealogy Research Sites for each U. S. State
Vicki’s note – see Family History Daily link for these.
Absolutely Free Genealogy Research Sites for Every Single U.S. State
by family history writer Tony Bandy
Vicki’s note – see Family History Daily link for these.
by family history writer Tony Bandy
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:
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
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!
12-27-2017 – Vicki’s note – a link that I found:
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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”.
Vicki’s note – 12/5/2017 a chance to get some good Wisconsin history books, etc.:
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 816 State Street, Madison, WI 53703
Black Friday DNA Test Sales
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:
From 23and Me:
FamilyHistoryDaily has many more interesting articles on genealogy.
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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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).
BUT WAIT! BEFORE YOU BUY, make sure you use the following promo codes to save an additional 15%!
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Vicki’s note – article from FamilyTreeMagazine.com
Two Ways to Create Your Genetic Genealogy Testing Strategy
7/14/2017You’ve got a limited DNA testing budget but lots of relatives. How do you decide who should be next to test? We’ll show you two ways to create your genetic genealogy testing strategy.
Q. I’ve had autosomal DNA testing done for my father, mother, wife and myself. We’re awaiting the results for my brother’s test. I transferred the Ancestry DNA results to GEDmatch and Family Tree DNA. Whom should I test next? A. The autosomal DNA test traces both sides of your family tree and is helpful in researching the most recent five or six generations. The more distant the ancestor, the less of that person’s DNA you have until he or she “drops off” your genetic family tree altogether. The most basic rule in autosomal DNA testing is to test any relative who doesn’t have both parents living, starting with the oldest generations. But since most of us don’t have the financial resources this approach might require, a testing plan also should take into consideration the reasons for pursuing genetic genealogy. More often than not, test-takers are in one (or both) of two situations:
- they’re trying to solve a family history mystery
- they just want to see what they can find out
Your DNA Testing Strategy for Solving a Family Mystery
If you have a family tree mystery, create a testing plan that will maximize your chances of finding out more about the ancestor in question. Set your sights on descendants of the mystery ancestors who are from lines other than yours. Say you’re trying to find the parents of your mom’s dad’s mom—your great-grandmother—Jane Lewis. You carry about 12 percent of Jane’s DNA (you have 50 percent of your mom’s DNA and 25 percent of your grandpa’s), and only about 6 percent of the DNA of each of her parents, the people you’re trying to find. To find out more about Jane’s parents, you need more DNA. Testing any of Jane’s descendants is helpful. But most helpful will be testing your second cousins, people who are descended from Jane’s other children—your grandfather’s siblings. These siblings got different parts of Jane’s DNA than your grandfather did, and passed some of those parts down to their children and grandchildren. Testing a second cousin also lets you differentiate the DNA you received from Jane (and her husband; we can’t separate the two at this point) from the DNA you received from your seven other great-grandparent couples. You can do this by studying the matches you share with your cousins using the Shared Matches, In Common With or similar tool offered by your testing company. In that list of shared matches, look for third cousins who might be descended from Jane’s parents or fourth cousins who might be descended from Jane’s grandparents.
Your DNA Testing Strategy for Seeing What You Can Find Out
If you’re testing not to address a particular question, but just to see what you can find out, try this:
- Test second cousins from each of your known great-grandparent lines, starting with older relatives.
- Consider finding a direct paternal line descendant of each of your four great-grandfathers to take a Y-DNA test, which would represent the surnames of each of those lines. The Y-DNA record for these paternal lines can help you sort out how other lineages with the same (or similar) surnames are related.
Vicki’s note – article from 6-15-2017 Family Tree e- magazine genealogyinsider by Diane Haddad:
Through July 10th 2017 –
The Southern California Genealogical Society’s Genealogy Jamboree just wrapped up, and you can watch recorded classes online for free through July 10. First, register at the Jamboree 2017 Livestream Registration Page. You’ll get an email with login information and a link to view videos on topics such as finding immigrant ancestors’ stories, Facebook for genealogy and deciphering foreign-language records.