Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Genea Offers & Newsletters

NEWS

All the furore over the release of the new Hollywood blockbuster, War Horse, has triggered this offer at Ancestry. Basically, they're offering free access to their WWI Service records, Pension Records and Medal Index Cards every Saturday throughout January. Look out, too, for the 'Competition' tab.

The British Library has a sale on - see here.

The popular genealogy website, MyHeritage, is offering those who have a free account the chance to upgrade to a fee-paying affair at a 44% discount on the usual rates. From your 'Family Home Page' you should see the offer on the left-hand side (or simply try to upgrade, and you'll see the offer flash up). Runs until 25th January.

The National Archives' latest newsletter can be perused here.

And The National Library of Ireland's 'News & Events for Jan-April' newsletter (a substantial affair!) can be accessed via this page. Within the same can be found details of a couple of new UCD courses on offer (see also here).

Ancestry has issued an update to the 'London Freemen of the City Admission Papers 1681-1925'. Access the link at their updates page, here.

Lambeth Archives will be closed to the public for stocktaking from Monday 23rd January ... and will re-open on Monday 6th February. Keep an eye on developments at their website.

And in case you're wondering, I have not been able to find ANY events of interest occurring this coming weekend! No FH fairs, no book fairs and no postcard fairs ... unless anyone knows any different?

ARTICLES

A couple of 'famous family trees' have popped up on the MyHeritage website - namely, those of Kate Middleton and Steven Tyler.

OTHER STUFF

The self-publishing website Lulu.com has, it seems, TWO special offers on at the moment. By simply visiting their homepage at www.lulu.com you can see that they're offering a 'buy one, get another at 50% off' deal (until 15th January). And there's also a 25% off code (max saving £50) LULUBOOKUK305 - expires 31st January, and only works with GBP, USD and Euros. I shouldn't think you'll be able to use both codes at once, though. Should you be tempted, my Lulu Storefront is at www.lulu.com/spotlight/historymick. I heartily recommend Lulu.com - it's great.



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