- 50% off FindMyPast: Until 11.59pm (GMT) Thurs 14 Jan 2016, get 50% discount on any new FindMyPast World subscription (1 month or 12 month). I put the discount code and page links for this unexpected 2 day 'flash' sale on Genealogy Discounts and Freebies yesterday.
- National Library card: E-resources: Getting Started shows how to use your National Library card (Australia) to explore online databases.
- 'The Queenslander': See examples of pages in The Queenslander. The complete contents of the paper are in Trove.
- Saving Trove articles: Kylie Willison shows how to save a copy of a newspaper article in Trove so that source details are included. For the 'take a screenshot' step, I use PrintKey to capture and save a selected area.
- Ancestor profiles: Brandy Heineman's 5-step plan for creating profiles of your ancestors is simple, sensible and can be adapted to suit your own needs. Step 1 works for Britain and North America but not Australia!
- Irish soldiers' wills: Wills of Irish soldiers who died while serving in the British Army have been digitised and are free online.
- Devon parishes: An interactive map shows the location of Devon's historic parishes.
- Free online course: 'Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree' will discuss how to find and analyse sources; record and communicate your findings; add historical context to your family history; and explore the potential of DNA testing for genealogy.
- Interesting historical background:
- Starting soon: 'Wednesday's Webpage', a weekly series coming soon to Genealogy Leftovers.
(This post first appeared on http://updatesgenie.blogspot.com/2016/01/no36-genealogy-news-and-discounts.html.)
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