Genealogy Bargains Thursday August 1, 2019

The Annual Summer Sale at FamilyTreeDNA starts TODAY! Save BIG on Family Finder, mtDNA, and Y-DNA test kits! Genealogy Bargains for Thursday, August 1st, 2019!
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Today’s Genealogy Bargains – Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Save 20% or more on Family Finder DNA test kit and more at Family Tree DNA!  Family Tree DNA is holding its annual Summer Sale starting today through August 31st. "Celebrate summer with hot savings and discover your unique DNA story. Follow the path of your ancestors and discover your unique DNA story with FamilyTreeDNA's industry-leading tests."

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NEW! Save 20% or more on Family Finder DNA test kit and more at Family Tree DNA!  Family Tree DNA is holding its annual Summer Sale starting today through August 31st. “Celebrate summer with hot savings and discover your unique DNA story. Follow the path of your ancestors and discover your unique DNA story with FamilyTreeDNA’s industry-leading tests.”

  • The Family Finder DNA test kit, similar to the autosomal DNA test kit at 23andMe and AncestryDNA, regularly $79, now just $59! VIEW DETAILS
  • Y-37 Test *: Tests 37 markers. Explore your paternal lineage and follow the ancient migration path of your male ancestors. Regularly $169, now just $129! Save $40! VIEW DETAILS
  • Big Y-700 Test *: Big Y-700, intended for expert users, is our most advanced Y-DNA test. It analyzes ~100k SNPs and up to 700 short tandem repeats (STRs). Regularly $649, now just $499! Save $150! VIEW DETAILS
  • mt Full Sequence: Examines all regions of mitochondrial DNA, identifies basic haplogroup and migration paths and you get more refined results for genealogical purposes. Regularly $199, now just $149! Save $50! VIEW DETAILS
  • Family Finder + Y-37 Test Bundle*: Male-specific bundle includes Family Finder plus our Y-chromosome test that analyzes 37 markers.  Regularly $248, now just $178! Save $70! VIEW DETAILS
  • Family Finder + mtFull Sequence: Family Finder plus a Full Mitochondrial Sequence – For both males and females, our mtDNA test traces your maternal line. Regularly $278, now just $198! Save $80! VIEW DETAILS
  • Family Finder + Y-67 + mtFull Sequence Test Bundle*: This Comprehensive Genome (male-specific) test includes Family Finder, our 67 marker Y-DNA test plus a Full Mitochondrial Sequence, the most comprehensive and highest resolution mtDNA test available. Results identify the ethnic and geographic origins of your paternal and maternal lines.  Regularly $546, now just $387! Save $159! VIEW DETAILS

* Denotes male specific tests

And if you’ve already tested with Family Tree DNA and would like to upgrade your test, click HERE to see the various discounts on upgrades.

The Family Tree DNA Summer Sale is valid through August 31st so don’t delay – this is a once a year event! Click HERE to shop – via Family Tree DNA

NEW Genealogy Bargains

NEW! MyHeritage DNA: Save during the MyHeritage DNA Summer Sale! Get MyHeritage DNA Ancestry-Only test kit for just $59! This is the same autosomal DNA test kit as AncestryDNA and other major DNA vendors! BONUS! Get FREE SHIPPING when you purchase two (2) or more MyHeritage DNA Ancestry-Only test kits!

  • NEW! MyHeritage DNA: Save during the MyHeritage DNA Summer Sale! Get MyHeritage DNA Ancestry-Only test kit for just $59! This is the same autosomal DNA test kit as AncestryDNA and other major DNA vendors! BONUS! Get FREE SHIPPING when you purchase two (2) or more MyHeritage DNA Ancestry-Only test kits! Sale valid through August 12th. VIEW DETAILS

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

The DNA Guide for Adoptees: How to use genealogy and genetics to uncover your roots, connect with your biological family, and better understand your medical history by Brianne Kirkpatrick and Shannon Combs-Bennett.

Save 35% on The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy by Blaine T. Bettinger! In this updated 2nd edition, "Discover the answers to your family history mysteries using the most-cutting edge tool available to genealogists. This plain-English guide, newly revised and expanded, is a one-stop resource on genetic genealogy for family historians. Inside, you’ll learn what DNA tests are available, with up-to-date pros and cons of the major testing companies (including AncestryDNA) and advice on choosing the right test to answer your specific questions. For those who've already taken DNA tests, this guide will demystify and explain how to interpret DNA test results, including how to understand ethnicity estimates and haplogroup designations, navigate suggested cousin matches, and use third-party tools like GEDmatch to further analyze data." Regularly $29.99, pre-order now for delivery on July 30th and you pay just $19.36!

  • Amazon: Save 29% on The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy by Blaine T. Bettinger! In this updated 2nd edition, “Discover the answers to your family history mysteries using the most-cutting edge tool available to genealogists. This plain-English guide, newly revised and expanded, is a one-stop resource on genetic genealogy for family historians. Inside, you’ll learn what DNA tests are available, with up-to-date pros and cons of the major testing companies (including AncestryDNA) and advice on choosing the right test to answer your specific questions. For those who’ve already taken DNA tests, this guide will demystify and explain how to interpret DNA test results, including how to understand ethnicity estimates and haplogroup designations, navigate suggested cousin matches, and use third-party tools like GEDmatch to further analyze data.” Regularly $29.99, order now and you pay just $21.36! VIEW DETAILS

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Educational Webinars and Online Courses

FREE WEBINAR DNA, Genealogy, and Privacy: Handling the Double-Edged Sword by Thomas MacEntee, Friday, August 2nd, 2019, 2:00 pm Eastern / 1:00 pm Central / 12:00 pm Mountain / 11:00 am Pacific. “Has your concern for privacy prevented you or a family member for taking a DNA test? What about sharing your genealogy research data online with practical strangers (even though you might be related)? Especially as personal DNA testing increases in popularity, and with increased media attention about cold cases solved using DNA data and the use of genealogy databases, today’s genealogist needs to stay on top of the latest information concerning privacy. We’ll review the current status of privacy practices by the five major DNA test kit vendors, current laws and regulations, the role of law enforcement, and what we might expect to see related to privacy in the future.”

  • Legacy Family Tree Webinars: FREE WEBINAR DNA, Genealogy, and Privacy: Handling the Double-Edged Sword by Thomas MacEntee, Friday, August 2nd, 2019, 2:00 pm Eastern / 1:00 pm Central / 12:00 pm Mountain / 11:00 am Pacific. “Has your concern for privacy prevented you or a family member for taking a DNA test? What about sharing your genealogy research data online with practical strangers (even though you might be related)? Especially as personal DNA testing increases in popularity, and with increased media attention about cold cases solved using DNA data and the use of genealogy databases, today’s genealogist needs to stay on top of the latest information concerning privacy. We’ll review the current status of privacy practices by the five major DNA test kit vendors, current laws and regulations, the role of law enforcement, and what we might expect to see related to privacy in the future.” Click HERE to register for FREE – via Legacy Family Tree Webinars

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

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Genealogy Subscription Websites

Save 37% and get access to over 300+ years and 319 million pages of historical newspapers for genealogy research at Newspapers.com

  • Newspapers.com: Right now, Newspapers.com has an amazing offer if you use historical newspapers as part of your genealogy research!  Get the Publishers Extra version of Newspapers.com for a six-month period for just $74.90!  The regular price is $119.40 and this is a savings of 37% off that price  – VIEW DETAILS

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Photo Organization and Preservation

Save up to 59% on Legacybox photo/video/slide conversion kits via Groupon! Legacybox helps preserve the past by digitizing videotapes, film, and photos and transferring them to DVD, thumb drive, or digital download.

Legacybox: Save up to 59% on Legacybox photo/video/slide conversion kits via Groupon! Legacybox helps preserve the past by digitizing videotapes, film, and photos and transferring them to DVD, thumb drive, or digital download.

Get the Legacybox Starter Kit - normally $74.95 for just $27.99 right now at Groupon! "The Starter Box includes three video tapes, three film reels, or 75 photos. The Family Box includes 10 video tapes, 10 film reels, or 250 photos. The Collection Box includes 15 video tapes, 15 film reels, or 375 photos. The Closet Box includes 20 video tapes, 20 film reels, or 500 photos. The Trunk Box includes 40 video tapes, 40 film reels, or 1,000 photos."

  • $29.99 for a 2-Piece Starter Legacybox ($59.99 value)
  • $119.99 for a 10-Piece Family Legacybox ($279.99 value)
  • $224.99 for a 20-Piece Closet Legacybox ($549.99 value)

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

Amazon: Save 58% Picture Keeper 8GB 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. Regularly $59.99, now just $29.99! VIEW DETAILS

Get the best price on the Jumbl 22MP All-In-1 Film & Slide Scanner and finally get your family photos, slides and home movies scanned and preserved!

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Genealogy Software and Technology

Save 15% on all items at Evidentia plus FREE SHIPPING! Get the latest deals at Genealogy Bargains today, Tuesday, February 27, 2018

  • Evidentia: Save 15% on ALL items at Evidentia! “Evidentia not only solves the problems facing the genealogy community, but also simplifies the process of analyzing evidence and creating proof arguments while still following the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS).” There is also a FREE 14-day trial available! If you haven’t checked out this amazing software, you really it owe to yourself and your genealogy research to do so! Regularly $29.99, you pay just $25.49. You must use HIDEFGEN at checkout! Offer good on all books and guides as well!  – VIEW DETAILS

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

  • iDrive: 90% off iDrive automatic online backup! Regularly $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 History

While this might be up to debate, we love to give family history gifts this time of year as well as receive them! So check out the products below for quick and easy gifts you can give to any member of the family!

Save 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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