Holiday Promotion

If you have wanted to subscribe to, 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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Advertisements Special Reduced Subscription for Veterans

In honor of Veteran’s Day, 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 Magazine Free to Download

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 (  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! Adds Early Birmingham Age-Herald newspaper

I have mentioned 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. 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. Subscription on the “Cheap”

Back in October I posted about a deal was offering on Family Tree Maker version 16 that included a 1 year subscription to – 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 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.

Genealogy Bank offers discounted subscription for Thanksgiving 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 can be found here.

Happy Thanksgiving to all BGS members and BGS blog readers!

BGS Historian/Blog Administrator

New Special Offer

I blogged about 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.