Genealogy Bargains Wednesday, March 25th 2020

The National Archives and Records Administration and Ancestry are making it even easier for people to explore their own family history stories from home with FREE access to search nearly 500 million records and images on Ancestry.
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Today’s Genealogy Bargains – Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

The National Archives and Records Administration and Ancestry are making it even easier for people to explore their own family history stories from home with FREE access to search nearly 500 million records and images on Ancestry.

FEATURED Genealogy Bargains

  • NEW! Ancestry: Get FREE ACCESS* to search over 500 MILLION records including military draft cards, passenger lists, and more.  Click HERE to get started!

*Note: Free access is limited to the ability to search for the National Archives records. You will need to start a free trial at Ancestry or purchase a subscription in order to access record images.

The almost half a billion digitized and searchable records being made available to all for free are comprised of nearly 300 different collections, including ship passenger and crew lists, naturalization and citizenship records, immigration records, and key military collections such as WWI and WWII draft cards. A sampling of the collections include:

  • WWI and WWII U.S. Draft Cards
  • New York, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1820-1957
  • California, Federal Naturalization Records, 1843-1999
  • U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925
  • U.S. Compiled Revolutionary War Military Service Records, 1775-1783
  • U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865
  • U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960

NEW Genealogy Bargains

Learn how to create family stories that will last forever! Save 50% on ALL VIRTUAL LEARNING courses at Research, Write, Connect! led by expert Lisa Alzo

NEW! Read, Write, Connect: Save 50% on any CURRENT genealogy or writing course available at Research, Write, Connect! Click HERE to register or learn more. Use promo code HOME50 at checkout. Offer does not apply to any new courses added after 18 March 2020

FREE ACCESS to Ancestry Academy® Courses! "Ancestry Academy® is a collection of free video tutorials containing research tips, genealogy insights, and DNA tools. From any page on Ancestry®, click the Extras tab and select Ancestry Academy. Search for videos at the top or scroll through topics on the left side of the page."

  • NEW! Ancestry: FREE ACCESS to Ancestry Academy® Courses! “Ancestry Academy® is a collection of free video tutorials containing research tips, genealogy insights, and DNA tools. From any page on Ancestry®, click the Extras tab and select Ancestry Academy. Search for videos at the top or scroll through topics on the left side of the page.” 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

LOWEST PRICES OF THE YEAR! Save 50% on MyHeritage DNA Health + Ancestry DNA test kit - just $99! MyHeritage DNA Magical March Sale on NOW!

  • MyHeritage DNA: Save 50% on MyHeritage DNA Health + Ancestry DNA test kit! “MyHeritage DNA Health+Ancestry gives you all the features of a MyHeritage DNA Ancestry-Only test, and adds a whole new dimension with insights into your genetic risk for developing certain conditions. Explore your ethnic origins, find new relatives, and gain valuable health insights to empower you and your family. MyHeritage DNA is proud to be enhancing the lives of people around the world.”  Regularly $199, now just $99! Sale valid through March 31st, 2020.  VIEW DETAILS

Save 50% on ALL DNA Boot Camp digital downloads during our latest sale through March 31st! Use promo code SAVE50 at checkout to save!

  • DNA Boot Camp: Save 50% on ALL DIGITAL DOWNLOADS! Right now I’m staying at home due to COVID-19/Coronavirus and spending time to review my recent DNA test results. If it has been awhile since you worked with DNA data, maybe it’s time to up your DNA education and get the MOST out of your DNA test results. You can save 50% on ALL DIGITAL DOWNLOADS now through March 31st, 2020! Just use promo code SAVE50 at checkout! Take advantage of this sale to stock up on DNA education covering AncestryDNA, 23andMe, and more!

Get the ENTIRE series of DNA Boot Camps with DNA expert Mary Eberle and moderated by Thomas MacEntee for one low price and save 36%!

Save 50% off the regular price of $25.99 USD . . . you pay just $13.00 each! Save even MORE with the DNA Boot Camp Bundle . . . regularly $199, now just $99.50! Use promo code SAVE50 at checkout to claim your savings! VIEW DETAILS

  • 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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Research Assistance

Ready to make some REAL PROGRESS on your family history? Save $100 on a Genealogist-on-Demand™ Virtual Consultation from Legacy Tree Genealogists just $100!

  • Legacy Tree Genealogists: Genealogy Madness at Legacy Tree Genealogists! Right now through March 31st, 2020, you can schedule a Genealogist-on-Demand™ Virtual Consultation for just $100. And as a bonus, just for scheduling the consultation, you’ll also receive a $100 credit towards a future full-service research project (redeemable through June 30th, 2020). Click HERE to get started on your consultation with Legacy Tree Genealogists!

Books and Forms for Family Historians

FREE DIGITAL ISSUE of Family Tree Magazine! "In light of recent events, we're offering a FREE digital copy of our latest issue. Download yours here, and please share with other family history lovers who might need something to pass the time!"

  • Family Tree Magazine: FREE DIGITAL ISSUE of Family Tree Magazine! “In light of recent events, we’re offering a FREE digital copy of our latest issue. Download yours here, and please share with other family history lovers who might need something to pass the time!” DOWNLOAD HERE!

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Educational Webinars and Online Courses

FREE WEBINAR Using Fold3.com to Your Advantage presented by Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA, Wednesday, March 25th, 2020, 2:00 pm Eastern / 1:00 pm Central / 12:00 pm Mountain / 11:00 am Pacific. “With every subscription service, there are nuances. What is free? What will you have to pay for? How can I best use this tool, efficiently, but effectively? Where are their mistakes? How can I find what I need, even when I cannot seem to find it? Come learn my tricks about Fold3.com.”

  • Legacy Family Tree Webinars: FREE WEBINAR Using Fold3.com to Your Advantage presented by Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA, Wednesday, March 25th, 2020, 2:00 pm Eastern / 1:00 pm Central / 12:00 pm Mountain / 11:00 am Pacific. “With every subscription service, there are nuances. What is free? What will you have to pay for? How can I best use this tool, efficiently, but effectively? Where are their mistakes? How can I find what I need, even when I cannot seem to find it? Come learn my tricks about Fold3.com.” 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

Fold3: Save $30* on Annual Subscription at Fold3 during Women's History Month 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, you pay just $49.95!

  • Fold3: Save $30* on Annual Subscription at Fold3 during Women’s History Month 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, you pay just $49.95! Sale valid through March 31st. VIEW DETAILS

*Offer ends March 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM MT. Offer available for new Fold3 subscribers only and not for renewal of current subscriptions. Billed in one payment of $49.95 for a one-year subscription. Your subscription will automatically renew at list price after the introductory 1-year offer.

Having trouble finding success with your genealogy research? Ready to make the leap to MyHeritage? Here's a way to try MyHeritage Complete for FREE and also save 50%!

  • MyHeritage: Having trouble finding success with your genealogy research? Ready to make the leap to MyHeritage? Here’s a way to try MyHeritage Complete for FREE and also save 50%! – VIEW DETAILS

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Photo Organization and Preservation

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 Technology

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 History

Save up to 84% on 8x8 Shutterfly Hard Cover 20-Page Photo Book! Regularly $29.99, now just $5! Shutterfly's easy to use interface allows you to upload your photos and instantly create amazing photo books.  A family history photo book make a great gift this holiday season! Offer made via Groupon.

  • Shutterfly: Save up to 83% on 8″ x 8″ Hardcover 20-page Photo Books at Shutterfly! “Capture all your memories in a custom hard cover photo book with personal photos and a choice of styles, layouts, and captions.” IMPORTANT: You don’t have to create your photo book NOW . . . you have 120 days (4 months) to redeem the voucher at Shutterfly. Regularly $29.99, now just $5 . . . that’s 83% OFF!  VIEW DETAILS

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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