Sunday, April 23, 2017
Several organizations are offering deals on DNA-related products to celebrate the occasion. Here are a few of the bargains:
1. Lisa Louise Cook is offering 27% off a Genetic Genealogy Bundle. Additionally, Lisa's website is offering a coupon code DNADAY to save 15% on all single DNA guides, print or digital.
2. Ancestry.com is offering 20% off AncestryDNA kits.
3. Family Tree DNA has several options on sale.
4. Two DNA workshops will be offered at the 2017 FGS National Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on August 30-September 2. Both DNA workshops are sponsored by Ancestry ProGenealogists and require pre-registration in order to attend. Check here for more details.
5. The MoSGA conference will offer two DNA-related from Eric Wells, the first will be a DNA introduction for beginners while the second will detail a case study that offers insights into how to use DNA results with your other genealogical research. Join us on August 4-5 in Columbia!
Halifax, Nova Scotia Releases Photographs of the Harbor as the Centennial of Halifax Explosion Nears
On December 6, 1917, a French cargo ship, the SS Mont-Blanc, fully loaded with wartime explosives, collided with the Norwegian vessel SS Imo in the Halifax harbor. A resulting fire on board the French ship ignited the cargo and caused an explosion that devastated the Richmond District of Halifax. It was the largest man-made explosion prior to the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Approximately 2,000 people were killed by debris, fires, and collapsed buildings, and an estimated 9,000 others were injured.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
The New England Historic Genealogical Society is offering free access to thirty-two probate databases for one week, April 18-25. The databases contain some of the earliest records in the New England colonies.
Anyone can sign in as a guest member to gain access on AmericanAncestors.org. There is a free webinar on how to use probate records.
Monday, April 10, 2017
Second, I failed to mention the best source for U.S. records related to World War One are at the National Archives. In commemorating the war, the National Archives has created a special portal for the WWI holdings. This page provides a breadth of information on current programs, photographs, genealogical records and a mobile app that allows the user to build your own collection of memorabilia.
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
- Civil War “Widows’ Pensions” Files
- Civil War Pensions Index
- Soldier Service Records
- Southern Claims Commission