Freebie Friday: Historical mapping

I was moved by a newspaper columnist’s description of the great flood in the 1940s that invaded my hometown, Omaha, Nebraska and neighboring city, Council Bluffs, Iowa. What led me to this article was an active conversation I was having with my parents about a time when the entire community pulled together to help oneContinue reading “Freebie Friday: Historical mapping”

Barking up the tree: How to create a “real” family tree

One of my facebook genealogy page colleagues gifted her children with their individual family trees. Now that the winter holidays are over, this idea is perfect for 2022 family reunions. My colleague said the most often asked question is where to purchase the tree stand? She offered this bestchoiceporducts site. Here is the back ofContinue reading “Barking up the tree: How to create a “real” family tree”

Update on AncestryLibrary

Ancestry.com just posted a new message on my DeKalb County Public Library account. In short it states that its free genealogy research resources are for use only in the library and not at home. Here’s the new message: Ancestry Library Edition is a new genealogy research tool that provides library patrons instant access to aContinue reading “Update on AncestryLibrary”

HoHo Helpful hints for family tree

It’s Freebie Friday! For many of us, it is a challenge to learn of our grandparents and their parents. Think about the challenge of locating 10 generations of grandparents, or stated another way, your great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great grandparents! While the Good Genes Genealogy cousins are only halfway there with ourContinue reading “HoHo Helpful hints for family tree”

Holiday Best Buys for African American Genealogy + Bonus

Happy Holidays! The Good Genes Genealogy Services team has been providing free and low-cost services to engaging clients throughout 2021. To keep our services at this level, we invite you to support us by investing a few dollars into the books we published during this second health pandemic year. The bonus book is written byContinue reading “Holiday Best Buys for African American Genealogy + Bonus”

Listen Up: It’s Freebie Friday!

Hear, hear! Rather than dole out hard cash (or credit cards) for an annual audio subscription for books, I choose to make great use of my DeKalb County (GA) Public Library card and tune into hoopladigital.com. Check your library for free audio book subscriptions. That’s my best Freebie Friday tip. Sign up and listen toContinue reading “Listen Up: It’s Freebie Friday!”

Freebie Friday!

Free Databases at Ancestry.Com Courtesy of http://www.searchforancestors.com/ancestryfreebies.html Ancestry.com Free Collection. Ancestry.com is a premium subscription-based genealogy website with over 8 billion genealogy records, most of which are online images of original documents. In addition, Ancestry has more than 35 million user-submitted family trees, which include photographs, written stories, and scanned documents. One of Ancestry’s bestContinue reading “Freebie Friday!”