Starting tomorrow, June 1, each day of the month a different and significant historical record collection will be available for free!
The collections we have chosen for this offer were handpicked for their value for family historians and include collections that are exclusive to MyHeritage. Among them are the Sweden Household Examination Books, 1840–1947, 1940 Denmark Census, and U.S. City Directories. Altogether, we’ll be providing free access to more than2 billion historical records throughout June!
Get two full weeks of free access to more than 12 billion genealogy records right now. You’ll also gain access to the MyHeritage discoveries tool that locates information about your ancestors automatically when you upload or create a tree. What will you discover about your family’s past?
Ancestry.com has partnered with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to offer free temporary access to the NARA’s incredible database. Browse through nearly 500 million records and images from almost 300 different collections, including:
If you’re not an Ancestry.com member, you’ll need to create a free account to access these records. Free access to these records is temporary, and Ancestry and the NARA have not yet announced an end date.
Ancestry is also providing access to 19 lesson plans on topics ranging from autobiography to WWII battles to the Trail of Tears. Written by teachers, these step-by-step plans satisfy the history standards established by the National Center for History. These lessons are great for students learning from home, but family historians will enjoy using them as refreshers to place ancestors into authentic historical context.
Imagine adding your family tree to a simple website and getting hundreds of new family history discoveries instantly.
MyHeritage is offering 2 free weeks of access to their extensive collection of 12 billion historical records, as well as their matching technology that instantly connects you with new information about your ancestors. Sign up using the link below to find out what you can uncover about your family.
We at FamilySearch are excited to share an upcoming live social media series that will take place each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during the quarantine. This series will be an opportunity for the family history community to connect virtually and interact while many are practicing social distancing or quarantining.
Because MyHeritage is always thinking about the genealogy community, we have decided to offer free live sessions exclusive to your society, so your members can use this special time to make progress on their family history research. We have experts in diverse subjects ready to schedule a live presentation for your members to watch from the comfort of their home and to ask questions. The sessions can also be recorded and later placed on your website for your membership to enjoy.
MyHeritage will provide the platform, so there will be no cost to your society nor technical issues to handle. Subjects include how to work with MyHeritage features, use Discoveries, Smart Matches, and Record Matches, finding records on MyHeritage and many others. Below are a series of proposed titles but please contact me so we can tailor and schedule the best subject and time for the lecture.
The Speakers Schelly Talalay Dardashti Schelly is MyHeritage’s U.S. Genealogy Advisor. A genealogist and journalist, she also co-founded the Iberian Ashkenaz and the Persian Jewish DNA projects Chris Darrington Chris has worked for MyHeritage for over seven years. Starting off in sales and working with MyHeritage members to learn how to use the website to fit them. He has spent the last two years planning and attending genealogy conferences all over the U.S. Daniel Horowitz With over 30 years' experience in genealogy, Daniel is the Genealogy Expert at MyHeritage. He lectures at genealogy conferences and events around the world. Looking forward to hearing from you about how we can provide educational resources to your group. Stay safe.
Daniel Horowitz, Genealogy Expert MyHeritage (USA) Inc., 2975 Executive Parkway, Lehi, Utah
One of the efforts that was planned for the North Florida Genealogy Conference this year was to start organizing efforts for a Family Tree Maker - Special Interest Group (SIG). The purpose of the SIG would be to periodically meet in some central location in the Jacksonville Area to discuss and learn the genealogy program Family Tree Maker.
Since the Conference had to be canceled, we are reaching out to the various Genealogy Groups here in Jacksonville, and asking their support to spread the information to their members.
Our first steps are to determine the level of interest from the Genealogy Community, and to solicit opinions as to WHERE, WHEN and HOW OFTEN the SIG should meet. In that regard we have established two avenues for contact. Please contact us via either our email address or send a request to join our Facebook Group.
email list address: JAXFTMSIG@gmail.com
Please provide input to the following: WHERE should we meet? (needs to be free and open to public)
WHEN to Meet? (which day of the week and time of the day) HOW OFTEN to Meet? Is once a month sufficient?
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