Posted by Liv | Filed under Genetic Genealogy
Well if you haven’t heard, it’s National DNA Day — a day for students, teachers, and the public (attention genealogists) to learn more about genetics and genomics!
This day commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003, and the discovery of DNA’s double helix. In celebration of this event, FamilyTreeDNA is offering a sale on their DNA test products. Nearly every test they offer will be on sale for three days and this includes upgrades to DNA tests that were not during last year’s sale! The sale begins on Thursday April 19, 2012 and will conclude at 11:59PM on Saturday April 21, 2012. There will be no need for a coupon – all prices will be automatically adjusted at the website.
Remember, all orders must be in and paid for by 11:59PM on Saturday April 21, 2012 to receive this offer! For more information about this special FamilyTreeDNA Sale and to order your Family Tree DNA Kit, visit http://www.familytreedna.com
Posted by Liv | Filed under Road Trip
In a few hours I will be heading out for an information packed two day genealogy conference. That’s right, I will be attending the Houston Family History Expo 2012. This year’s theme is – YOUR FAMILY HISTORY STARTS HERE! – and I understand that Lisa Louise Cooke, producer of the Genealogy Gems Podcast and this year’s opening keynote speaker, will be on hand to get us all fired up and ready to engage in all things “genealogy” this weekend . . . woo-hoo!
This will be my first Family History Expo, so I’m excited about going and look forward to learning a great deal. I’m especially glad to know that Family History Expo, Inc. responded to our soft economy and lowered the cost of this event making it very affordable for anyone who plans and wants to attend. If you registered early, the cost was only $69 for both days and $99 if paid at the door (which is still an affordable fee for those making the decision to attend at the last minute). Read the rest of this entry…
Tags: family history, family history expo, genealogy, genealogy conference, houston, http://www.familyhistoryexpo.com, http://www.familyhistoryexpos.com/wordpress/2012/03/houston-family-history-expo-fast-approaching/, lanyrd.com/cgqwc, tx
Posted by Liv | Filed under Tuesday's Tips
We are just a week away from the release of the 1940 Census and thanks to the National Archives, they have setup a direct link to the 1940 Census records at http://1940census.archives.gov and a brief, yet informative video I’ve posted below, for anyone planning to access these records on April 2, 2012.
Tags: 1940 census, American History, ancestors, census takers, enumeration district maps, enumeration districts, genealogical research, Great Depression, http://1940census.archives.gov/, national archives, Online Public Access, OPA, Steve Morse, United States