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Discover Your Ancestors Magazine Issue 4 – Free UK Postage

Discover Your Ancestors Magazine Issue 4 – Free UK Postage

The “print edition” magazine from the Discover Your Ancestors stable is out and there is so much packed between the pages that I’m still reading it!

This is a really high quality 196 page bookazine that contains many new in-depth articles, research advice, social history, ‘how to’ features, case studies, places in focus, and much more.

In my view it really is ideal for both experienced researchers and those just starting out. Here is what you get:

 

  • 35 fascinating features about life in the past
  • 50+ types of records explored
  • The Georgians & beyond: Explore your family history back to medieval times
  • Celebrities: Daniel Craig’s French forebear
  • and much more!

Also included is a FREE Cover DVD with over £130 worth of resources! Including:

  • 3 Month Gold Subscription to TheGenealogist (worth £24.95!)
  • 3 Month Subscription to Discover Your Ancestors Online Periodical
  • Gazetteer of Great Britain & Ireland 1893
  • Bartholomew’s Atlas of England & Wales 1898
  • Topographical Dictionary of England 1849
  • Topographical Dictionary of Ireland 1839
  • RootsMagic Essentials family tree software
  • Printable A4 Charts
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To get your copy check out your local newsagent, or go now to: http://www.genealogysupplies.com/image/large/Discover-Your-Ancestors-Magazine-Issue-4.jpg

I would also recommend to you the digital-only periodical that comes out monthly. There is one due very soon indeed, so do keep a look out for that as well!

Getting the Most out of RootsMagic – Seventh Edition – by Bruce Buzbee

Just found this New book to help you get the most out of RootsMagic at online genealogy shop: S&N Genealogy Supplies.

RootsMagic is the easiest genealogy software available, yet many people will barely touch the tip of the iceberg of RootsMagic’s features. If you are one of these people, then this book is for you.

You start with basic data entry and continue by learning advanced techniques such as custom reports, citing sources, GEDCOM, creating user-defined facts, scanning images, and merging.

Mix that with time-saving short-cuts, and you soon will have a complete understanding of RootsMagic and its hidden powers.

Written by the author of RootsMagic, Getting the Most Out of RootsMagic will teach you how to:

 

  • Create a detailed family history
  • Explore the advanced concepts and techniques
  • Properly document your entire family history for future generations
  • Publish your family history
  • Add photos to bring your family history to life
  • Use short-cuts to speed-up data entry
  • Create customised wall charts
  • Organise your unfinished research using RootsMagic
  • Share your family history on the World Wide Web 

    No. of Pages: 383

Getting-the-Most-out-of-RootsMagic-Seventh-Edition

 

Available from S&N Genealogy Supplies.

 

 

Newsletter from S&N

Just had a look at the S&N newsletter that has popped into my email box.

They start with a look at what will be coming online from them throughout 2015:

Parish Records, detailed County and Tithe Maps, millions of new Medals Records, more Grave Memorials from the Volunteer Headstone Project, records of Railway Workers from Pensions to Staff Movements, Jewish records, detailed Street Maps, Passenger Lists, Emigration Records and more War Memorials are all going online at TheGenealogist this year.

And then we hear that this month they’ve released more War Memorials, Parish Records and have now added the 1911 census for all Starter and Gold Subscribers! You can make the most of this with £30 cash back on an Annual Gold Subscription, making it just £48.95 for the first year!

There’s no better way, they suggest, to start the new year than with some special offers – you can claim £50 cashback on a Diamond Subscription to TheGenealogist, and save £££s in their New Year Sale over at S&N Genealogy Supplies. They also take a look at 2014 in review.

Finally, there is an interesting article this month about Ancestors that fell foul of the law. As they write, these are always fascinating subjects for family history research. Their article is a Victorian murder story of a notorious Madam who escaped the hangman’s noose.

S&N email news

Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE 2015

The world’s largest Family History show is being staged at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre this year from the 16th to the 18th April 2015, moving to the Midlands after many  years exhibiting in London.

Tickets are on sale at: http://www.whodoyouthinkyouarelive.com/

Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE
Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE

This premier event in many a family historian’s calendar brings together all the main genealogy providers, family history societies and experts for one-to-one guidance.

There will be many talks on different facets of researching your forebears both in the SoG workshop studios as well as those on various stands in the main hall.

TheGenealogist family history talks at Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE
TheGenealogist  and S&N Genealogy family history talks on their stand at Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE

December Newsletter from S&N Genealogy

The latest newsletter from S&N Genealogy has landed in my inbox with some seasonal promotions for the family historian.

S&N are giving away a Christmas gift to their readers of a free 3 month subscription to the online magazine Discover Your Ancestors.

They also have some fantastic Christmas gift ideas and special offers, including free Family History binders and sleeves, free gifts, and savings of up to £370 from their online shop.

You can now get the UK version of RootsMagic7, with its range of new features, from them and they are also taking advance orders for Family Historian 6 that is due out this month.

If you are looking for a special offer for a family history website subscription then you are in luck. In this newsletter I spotted that there is £40 cashback at TheGenealogist.

To also read a fascinating article, about experiences of transcribing headstones, take a look at their newsletter here: http://www.genealogysupplies.com/email_news.htm

New RootsMagic Version 7 just out

I’ve just received some news from S&N Genealogy that a new edition of the award winning RootsMagic is out.

Version 7 is the latest issue of what is a full-featured genealogy program that has become one of the UK’s most favoured genealogy packages. It is the top rated program in numerous reviews and articles which have emphasised RootsMagic’s ease of use and powerful attributes.

Packed with great features this software will allow you to easily create superb wall-charts and reports, make a family history website, publish your own family history book, shareable CDs of your research and more.  Authored by Bruce Buzbee, the author of Family Origins, the UK version is published by S&N Genealogy Supplies.

If you are a current user there is an UK update available, or the full new UK Edition of RootsMagic can be found here: http://www.genealogysupplies.com/rootsmagic/

RootsMagic 7
RootsMagic 7

Family history shop added to online site.

If you read my last post, then you will know that with a month to go I was writing my list for Santa (or at least as a massive hint for loved ones to buy me something useful this year!). So it is very timely that this news has come in from the team at TheGenealogist:

TheGenealogist Family History Shop is now open!

Christmas is coming; it’s that time for giving and receiving again.

Are you looking for some great gifts to make a family historian happy this festive period? Simply head over to the fantastic new shop pages recently added to TheGenealogist for a great selection of scanners, software, archival storage, spring binders and charts. Made available in association with S&N Genealogy Supplies, the UK’s largest genealogy publisher and retailer, your present selection is covered this Yuletide.

While you are there, why not browse for something for yourself? To make sure that you get what you want in your stocking this year, just drop your loved ones the hint by giving them TheGenealogist shop’s page link.

TheGenealogist shop
TheGenealogist shop 

http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/shop/

Bristol & Avon Family History Open Day

This Saturday 27th September is the Bristol & Avon Family History Open Day. It’s on from 10am to 4pm at The University of the West of England in Bristol.  Entry is £2 per person and young people under 16 have free entry.

There’s a number of excellent talks happening throughout the day including the popular ‘Breaking down brick walls’ with Mark Bayley from TheGenealogist, Jacqueline Wadsworth ‘The Effects of World War 1 on home life’ and Clive Burton ‘Bristol at the outbreak of World War 1 and the formation of Bristol’s Own’.

If you have ancestors in the Somerset, Gloucestershire or Avon areas, or live nearby, why not visit the Bristol & Avon Family History Open Day? 

There’s more details at the Bristol Family History Society website.

Another special offer for family historians

If you’ve got an old selection of slides and negatives that have been passed down through the generations,  it’s often a hassle having to get out those bulky slide projectors or back-lit panels. However, with the Slide, Negative & Film Scanner you can view these old gems quickly and easily.

Simply connect via a USB cable to transfer images to your computer. These stand alone scanners store your pictures on a memory card which can then be transferred to your computer by a USB lead.

There’s also some good offers to be had at the moment too. S&N Genealogy Supplies have a special offer this weekend on the ‘Slide, Negative and Film Scanner Premium Bundle’. You can save over £245 with this current special offer. The Premium Bundle contains everything you need to digitise your slides, negatives and films. Visit their ‘Offer of the Week’ page to find out more.

Slide & Negative film scanner
Special offer this week on the Slide, Negative & Film scanner from S&N