Monday, April 18, 2016

Are You an Aspiring Genealogist? Want to Take it to the Next Level?

The ProGen Study Group announces it is looking to fill a few open slots starting in June 2016.  This is a fantastic opportunity for learning but there are a few caveats:

You have to be willing to commit to an 18 month program.

While it is free, you must have the book "Professional Genealogy" by Elizabeth Shown Mills.

Your experience level; You should have experience with genealogy research and writing research reports.

More info can be found on their website

I am a graduate of ProGen 12

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Free Book Giveaway- "Trace Your German Roots Online" courtesy of Shop Family Tree

Got this one from

This book is a $21.99 value and you could win if you enter by 11:50 pm CDT on Sunday 10 April 2016.

A Billion Records for FREE! Now through April 13 at NEHGS

The New England Historical Genealogical Society in Boston MA has a Billion records you can search for free! 

Click on their ad and it will bring you to the free records search or 

Friday, April 1, 2016

AARP & Announce that the 30% discount at for AARP Members has been Extended!

No expiration date listed, this time around. It is definitely worth the money to join AARP  and receive a 30% discount on the World Edition of

There are limitations/ restrictions on this offer.

Take a moment and look it over at 's website. There are links to AARP there as well.

Fold 3 Free Access to Civil War Records 1 April 2016 Through 15 April 2016

The title says it all. Read more at the Fold3 Blog Here

If your ancestors were in the US in the 1860's then there is a good chance that the males served in the Civil War.

Definitely worth a FREE look! I have 5 relatives serve in the Civil War to include my paternal GG-Grandfather. His military record is a treasure I shall for ever cherish.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Today; 31 March 2016 is World Backup Day

It really only takes a minute! It may take longer to backup every file you have, but it can only be an instant and everything is gone to cyber heaven (or hell... you decide)

An interesting web link about World Backup Day

I have my files backed up continuously through Dropbox but I also bought a 1TB (Terra byte) external hard drive that plugs into my PC and I just do a simple copy/ paste of my files, though they do include software to automate the process. Not such a bad idea is it?

My files are important and losing them? Not an option!

Happy World Backup Day 2016!