Genealogy Bargains Sunday, January 26th 2020

Tips and Tricks of Deciphering German Handwriting: A Translator's Tricks of the Trade for Transcribing German Genealogy Documents
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Today’s Genealogy Bargains – Sunday, January 26th, 2020

Tips and Tricks of Deciphering German Handwriting: A Translator's Tricks of the Trade for Transcribing German Genealogy Documents

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  • NEW! Amazon: Tips and Tricks of Deciphering German Handwriting: A Translator’s Tricks of the Trade for Transcribing German Genealogy Documents by Katherine Schober. “Have German genealogy documents but can’t read them? You’re not alone. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced genealogy enthusiast, these easy-to-use transcription and translation tips by professional German handwriting translator Katherine Schober will help you reach new levels in deciphering your ancestors’ genealogy records. In this newly-revised, comprehensive collection of Katherine’s most popular articles and blog posts, you will discover how to easily recognize a number of letters in the old German handwriting, become familiar with the abbreviations, occupations and outdated words that pepper German documents and learn how to use the very same resources as a professional genealogy translator when deciphering letters, diaries, church records, certificates and more. Complete with “real-life” handwriting samples, German word glossaries and additional lists of genealogy tools, this guide is a must-have for anyone working with the old German script.” VIEW DETAILS

NEW Genealogy Bargains

FREE WEBINAR MyHeritageDNA for Your Family Knot presented by Jennifer Dondero, MyHeritage Webinars, Tuesday, February 28th, 2:00 pm Eastern / 1:00 pm Central / 12:00 pm Mountain / 11:00 am Pacific. “If you have a lot of ancestors that married within the same group — but you're not an endogamous population — you can still have issues using DNA for genealogy. MyHeritageDNA has some of the best in-house tools for dealing with this, but you have to recognize the situation first.”

  • NEW! Legacy Family Tree Webinars: FREE WEBINAR MyHeritageDNA for Your Family Knot presented by Jennifer Dondero, MyHeritage Webinars, Tuesday, January 28th, 2:00 pm Eastern / 1:00 pm Central / 12:00 pm Mountain / 11:00 am Pacific. “If you have a lot of ancestors that married within the same group — but you’re not an endogamous population — you can still have issues using DNA for genealogy. MyHeritageDNA has some of the best in-house tools for dealing with this, but you have to recognize the situation first.” Click HERE to register for FREE – via Legacy Family Tree Webinars 

Genealogy Bargains Categories

Here is a quick directory of deals available at Genealogy Bargains (click each link to jump to that location):

DNA Test Kits & Education

  • Amazon: FREE SHIPPING for Amazon Prime Members on DNA test kits including 23andMe, AncestryDNA, Family Tree DNA, Living DNA and MyHeritage DNA – VIEW DETAILS

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Books for Family Historians

How to Find Your Family History in U.S. Church Records: A Genealogist's Guide: With Specific Resources for Major Christian Denominations before 1900 by by Harold A. Henderson CG and Sunny Jane Morton.

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Educational Webinars and Online Courses

Save 15% on Legacy Family Tree Webinars annual subscription with promo code THOMAS15

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Genealogy Subscription Websites

Save 25% on a Fold3 Membership* and get access to military records, city directories and newspapers. Did you know that Fold3 has over 2 million pages (around 100 million names), in its City Directories Collection with records dating back to 1785. Before phone books came into the picture, many cities and towns published directories of their residents.

  • Fold3: Save 25% on a Fold3 Membership* and get access to military records, city directories and newspapers. Did you know that Fold3 has over 2 million pages (around 100 million names), in its City Directories Collection with records dating back to 1785. Before phone books came into the picture, many cities and towns published directories of their residents. Regularly $79.95 USD, pay just $59.95 USD! VIEW DETAILS

*Offer available for new Fold3 subscribers only and not for renewal of current subscriptions. Billed in one payment of $59.95 for a one-year subscription. Your subscription will automatically renew at list price after the introductory 1-year offer.

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Photo Organization and Preservation

KODAK Mobile Film Scanner uses your mobile phone to scan slides and film!

  • Amazon: KODAK Mobile Film Scanner uses your mobile phone to scan slides and film! “Bring your memories back to life with just a smartphone! Love looking at your old films, but tired of messy wires and bulky scanning equipment? Skip the expensive fees and keep things simple with the KODAK Mobile Film Scanner. On the surface, it looks like a cute little box. But put it together, place your smartphone on top, and old photographs become digitized in seconds. Our handy scanner is crafted of heavyweight cardboard, which folds down into a small, compact package for portable ease. A built-in LED backlight illuminates your old 35mm films and slides, while the dedicated KODAK Mobile Film Scanner app lets you control everything on your smartphone screen. Crop, rotate and adjust images, add flattering filters, and share directly to social media for Throwback Thursday and more. It’s time to get moving on your personal media conversion. Choose the easiest, most affordable way to scan and save: Bring home a KODAK Mobile Film Scanner today.” Priced at just $39.99! VIEW DETAILS

Save 50% on 8GB Picture Keeper during Amazon Prime Day Sale

  • PRICE DROP! Amazon: Save up to 67% on Picture Keeper USB Photo Backup! Worried about backing up all those scanned images? No worries with the Picture Keeper system which actually scans and FINDS your photos!
    • EASE OF USE – Once the software is installed – Just click “Start Backup,” and relax as it does the work for you!
    • ON-THE-GO – Anywhere, anytime. No internet required, bring it on your next remote island vacation!
    • WORKS ON MOST COMPUTERS – MAC and PC Compatible with Free Software included!
    • USE ON MULTIPLE COMPUTERS – Software knows where each backup left off. Once one Picture Keeper fills up, just plug in the second one and it continues where the other left off!
    • PEACE OF MIND – Set backup reminders to keep all of your memories safe and secure

Also available in 4GB, 16GB, and 32GB sizes. Right now, the 8GB size, regularly $59.99, now just $24.99!   VIEW DETAILS

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Genealogy Software and TechnologySave 71% on SanDisk Cruzer 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive, regularly $23.99, now just $6.99!

90% off iDrive automatic online backup - just $6.95 USD for 2TB of storage!

  • iDrive: Save 90% on iDrive 2TB automatic backupRegularly $69.50 per year, you get the first year of 2TB cloud storage for just $6.95! Once you’ve scanned all those family photos, you need to have a data backup right? This is a “set it and forget it” program like Carbonite but much better: you can backup your mobile devices and even Facebook images!  VIEW DETAILS

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Give the Gift of Family HistorySave 47% on Klikel Family Tree Display at Amazon! - If you are looking for a way to use your genealogy research and digitized family photos here is a great idea . . . a metallic family tree display from Klikel. While there are many other companies making similar products, the Klikel line are the BEST in terms of construction, durability, and design. My recommendation is to get the Klikel Family Tree Frame Display with 10 Hanging Picture Photo Frames priced at just $39.99 USD!

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