American Ancestors Free for a Week

We just got word that the database American Ancestors will be available for free now¬†until April 13. American Ancestors contains records provided by the New England Historic and Genealogical Society, the oldest genealogy society in the United States. Usually a “free access” only allows access to selected parts of the database; this offer is unusual…

Free Weekend of Find My Past

What are you doing this weekend? If you have British or Irish ancestors, be sure to make time to search findmypast.com, which will be free to all users from midday Friday, May 6 to midday Monday, March 9. According to their announcement reposted in Dick Eastman’s online newsletter, you will have access to: Over 900…

Newspaper basics

Finding an obituary, marriage notice, or news article about your ancestor in a newspaper can be thrilling, giving details to an event that the official record doesn’t convey. But where and how can you find these gems? The answer is three-fold: Some newspapers have been digitized and are available through subscription databases Some newspapers have…

Free, Free, Free!

I hope some of you out there will be able to take advantage of some free databases this weekend: Find My Past, which is primarily English records, and ArkivDigial, which is Swedish records. Read Dick Eastman’s blog with more details on FindMyPast and ArkivDigital. Have a happy and successful genealogy weekend!~Sonia