If you have wanted to subscribe to Footnote.com, but didn’t want to pay the higher subscription rate OR if you are like me and let your subscription lapse because of that – for a limited time you can subscribe/re-subscribe for just $49.95/1 year.
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In honor of Veteran’s Day, Footnote.com is offering a special subscription price ($39.95) for veterans. The offer expires November 30, 2008. Read more about the offer on Randy Seaver’s Genea-Musings blog.
A direct link to the blog post can be found here.
Everton’s is again offering their current (Sept/Oct 2008) magazine free to all to download. They are also offering special subscription discounts to the print and online editions.
From Everton’s announcement:
Everton is offering the Online Edition FREE until October 17 to anyone willing to go to our website (http://www.everton.com). From now until October 27 the $12 annual subscription fee to the Online Edition of the Genealogical Helper will be reduced to $10.00, and the $29.00 annual subscription fee for the hard copy edition of the magazine (includes access to the Online Edition) will be reduced to $25.00. There are two issues now available for download at the site: Jul-Aug 2008 and Sept-Oct 2008. ENJOY!
I have mentioned GenealogyBank.com in the past on this blog. Newspapers are in my top (3) of favorite sources of family history information (the 1st two being vital records and census data).
I was ecstatic Sunday evening when quite by chance I discovered that they had added turn of the 20th century issues of the Birmingham Age-Herald to the site. Previously they had the Labor Advocate (Birmingham) and Montgomery Advertiser for this time frame. The Montgomery Advertiser is quite useful because they carry news from all over the State of Alabama.
You can view all of the newspapers they have available here. Check back often as they add new resources every month.
GenealogyBank.com is a subscription site, but one even I on my limited genealogy budget feel is well worth it – if just for the obituary database (1977-current). Currently they are offering a 30 day trial for $9.95.
Back in October I posted about a deal NothingButSoftware.com was offering on Family Tree Maker version 16 that included a 1 year subscription to Ancestry.com – read the complete post here.
Back then this particular software was selling for $29.95. They have since increased the price to $59.95, but that is still a terrific deal on a 1 year Ancestry.com subscription. The cheapest you can find this subscription anywhere is $99.95. So if you have been wanting to subscribe, but want to pay less… now is your chance.
Just a note about “how” to get the subscription. There are instructions in the package on how to do it from the software once you install. I couldn’t get it to work that way. So I called Ancestry’s Billing Department (1-800- Ancestry, select option for billing) and told them my dilemma. The rep asked for the barcode from the box and forwarded my information over to the department that handles those requests and said I should hear back from them by the next day and if not she gave me her name and extension to call back. This was AFTER 6pm CDT. Within 1/2 hour of the call, my current ancestry subscription had been extended for one year and I had an email confirmation of it… I was VERY impressed with the fast response.
GenealogyBank.com is offering a discounted subscription now through November 30th 2007. Just click here and when you get to the home page, click on the horn of plenty. The subscription after the discount is $69.95/year.
I subscribed a few months ago and have found a lot of news articles both local in nature and regarding specific people. Currently the only old Birmingham area newspaper they carry in the “historical news” section is the Labor Advocate, but there are Montgomery and Mobile newspapers that carry Birmingham and state-wide news.
A great feature of the site is the current obituaries from 1977 forward… there is pretty good coverage for Alabama. The Birmingham News obituaries start in 1993. A link to the newspapers & dates currently offered by GenealogyBank.com can be found here.
Happy Thanksgiving to all BGS members and BGS blog readers!
BGS Historian/Blog Administrator
I blogged about Footnote.com back in August when they were offering $10 off the regular subscription. Well they are doing it again, but there is a new page with the offer – click here for the offer.. If you do not see the offer of the $49.95 subscription when you get to the page, refresh the page and it should appear. Christmas is soon approaching – time for an early Christmas present to yourself??
Thanks for the FamilyHist blog for posting this information.
Genealogybank.com is turning 1 year old this month and for the next two weeks they are offering the yearly subscription at 70% off the regular price for a total of $69.95. I have been waiting for them to do an offer like this for several months.
If you are not familiar with genealogybank.com, they offer access to images of newspapers, obituaries, books and documents. Everyone is free to search genealogybank.com and you will get a “snippet” view of the image at no charge. You can choose a month- to-month or a yearly subscription if you want the entire image.
To sign up for the discounted subscription, click on the link that says “Current Members: Click here for an annual membership, over 70% savings!” once you get to the main home page.
While we would all like to be able to afford the latest and greatest in all things. Reality sets in for most of us and we find ourselves stretching our “discretionary” cash for our shared addiction – genealogy/family history research.
That said, have I got a deal for you? Nothingbutsoftware.com has some great deals on software to record your family tree information. They are not the most recent releases, but in the case of Family Tree Maker that’s a good thing from what I have heard. As an added bonus the Family Tree Maker 16 packages offered each come with varying lengths of free subscriptions to Ancestry. com. The cheapest starts at $14.95 – though I am seriously considering the $29.95 package with the 1 year subscription – my current Ancestry subscription is almost up and why pay $150.00 when I could get more for $29.95.
You can check out the offers here. And see the store rating/buyer feedback for Nothingbutsoftware.com from Bizrate here.
During the month of August you can get $10 off the yearly subscription (regular $59.95) at Footnote.com if you join via the link from Olive Tree Genealogy. Click on the link here to join Footnote.com with the discounted price. If the link does not work, go to Olive Tree Genealogy and click on the link for the special discount. In addition to the discounted subscription offer, footnote.com also has a standing free 7-day trial.
If you have not heard of Footnote.com previously, it is a newly launched website that offers access to original documents images – a good number of which have not been previously available on-line. Footnote.com has agreements with the National Archives and with the Allen County Public Library to scan and index original documents. One of my favorites sets of images they have is the Alabama Civil War Soldiers Service Record index cards. As of today they are 96% complete. A nice thing about the site is that you get a very readable preview of the image (which is great if you don’t subscribe). There are many other databases and I encourage you to check them out here.