Kansas Genealogy Resources

Kansas is the “Sunflower State”. Do you have ancestors who lived in Kansas? If so, then you can take advantage of this list of Kansas genealogy resources. This is where to get started in your search for records, documents, cemeteries, genealogical Societies, and more! Ancestry.com has a page filled with links to their collections of records from Kansas. To access the majority of these collections, you must have an Ancestry.com membership. Sometimes, there will be a collection or two that is offered for free, for a limited time. Return to this page often! Ancestry.com will make it clear when a … Continue reading

Deals at Friendly’s, IKEA, Del Taco, and More!

Welcome to the weekend of Black Friday! This is the busiest, most chaotic, most expensive shopping day of the entire year. After spending a day fighting the crowds, you probably don’t have the energy to cook dinner and do the dishes. Time to take your family out to eat, and to save some money while doing it! Daphne’s California Greek has a coupon for $5.00 off any purchase of $20.00 or more. This coupon must be used after 3:00 in the afternoon. The coupon will expire on November 25, 2012. Del Taco has a coupon for free Carmel Apple Crunch … Continue reading

In Awe

A friend of mine told me about a girl that I knew nothing about the other day, but it really impacted me, and I’ve been thinking about her ever since. I haven’t read her book, or been a long-time reader of her blog like I’m sure many people have, but I am impressed by her selflessness. If the whole world could have her attitude and obvious trust in God in all things, then the world would definitely be a better place. Her blog is here. She is 23 years old. And, she has adopted 13 Ugandan girls. Yes, it blew … Continue reading

Labor Day Deals at Starbucks, Quiznos, Red Robin, and More!

This year, plenty of restaurants, cafes, and fast food places have decided to celebrate Labor Day weekend by giving you some awesome deals and discounts. Here are a few more to take advantage of while you are out and about this Labor Day weekend. Starbucks “Treat Receipt” deal will end on September 3, 2012. This weekend is your last chance to take advantage of this deal. Buy something from Starbucks in the morning. Hang on to your receipt. Return to Starbucks after 2:00 in the afternoon, and you can get any cold grande beverage for just $2.00! Romano’s Macaroni Grill … Continue reading

Save at Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Buca di Beppo, Pretzelmaker, and more!

Before you go out to eat this week, check over this blog! It is filled with coupons for restaurants and cafes, and it also contains information about current deals at specific restaurants. Dining out can be a little less expensive, if you know where the deals are happening! Peet’s Coffee & Tea has a coupon for $1.00 off any Iced or Blended Beverage. You must have this coupon with you in order to receive this offer. This coupon is valid through August 18, 2012. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has a deal that is good from now through August … Continue reading

The Starbucks “Treat Receipt” is Back!

The news this week focused on one, particular, restaurant. If you are seeking some variety, then check out these deals, sales, and coupons that many other restaurants and cafes are offering customers right now. Starbucks is holding their “Treat Receipt” deal again! It started August 1, 2012, and will continue through September 3, 2012. Go to a Starbucks in the morning, and keep your receipt. Return to the Starbucks later, after 2:00 in the afternoon, and get any handcrafted cold grande beverage for $2.00. I highly recommend the Lime Refreshers! Baskin Robbins has a “Buy one cone, Get one free” … Continue reading

More Online Courses From Family Tree University

Family Tree University, or FTU, is offering more online courses for genealogists. They last for four weeks, and are instructor-guided. It is a convenient way for you to learn more about your favorite hobby – genealogy! Here are a few more online genealogy courses from FTU that are about to start. Exploring City Directories: How to Trace Your Family History will begin on July 9, 2012, and will end on August 5, 2012. I’ve never heard of a course that teaches this! You will learn how to locate city directories online and in archives. You will also learn the meanings … Continue reading

Genealogy Podcast Roundup – Week of June 11, 2012

Ready for some more genealogy podcast to listen to? Every week, the Genealogy Podcast Roundup brings you brand new episodes of your favorite genealogy podcasts. It also is where to find random episodes of podcasts that don’t usually focus on genealogy, but have devoted an episode to it this time. African Roots Podcast released episode number 166 on June 8, 2012. In this episode, host Angela Walton-Raji talks about an event that was occurring at the National Gallery of Art in Washington on the day she recorded this episode. She talks about several upcoming genealogy events that you can check … Continue reading

Did Your Ancestors Work for the Royal Family?

It has been said that many genealogists decide to work on their family trees because they want to find out if they are related to someone from a royal family. The UK version of the FindMyPast website now has records of the people who were employed by the British royal family. It isn’t the same as discovering that you are related to a King or Queen, but could still provide you with some interesting stories from your family history. There are a lot of fascinating things that can be found if you take the time to look closely at the … Continue reading

Ancestry.com Buys Archives.com for $100 Million

Ancestry.com Inc., which has one of the most popular genealogy websites, Ancestry.com, is buying Archives.com. This purchase will allow Ancestry.com to reach a portion of the genealogy market that the Archives website was able to acquire. Are you using either of these genealogy websites? Ancestry.com started as a publishing company in 1983. They are now the world’s largest online resource for family history. They have more than 1.8 million paying subscribers worldwide. They have more than 9 billion historical records. There are more than 115 million photographs, scanned documents, and written stories on the website, and there have been 34 … Continue reading