MyHeritage Mobile App Version 2.0 Released

Do you use MyHeritage for your genealogy research? If so, then you probably will want to check out their updated app. It was released on January 9, 2012, and is version 2.0. The app is free to download and some new features have been added. Genealogy and technology are two different things that are becoming more and more interwoven as time goes by. Genealogists of the past might have spent the majority of their research time visiting libraries and record archives. Today, the majority of genealogists go online to do research, to put together a family tree, and to blog … Continue reading

Check Out These Disney-Inspired Outfits

This season legendary jeweler Chopard has created a special Haute Joaillerie line just for Harrods of London, one inspired by Walt Disney Princesses.  The co-president and artistic director of Chopard, Caroline Scheufele, is quoted on HauteLiving.com as saying, ““The world of Walt Disney has often been an inspiration for a variety of Chopard [pieces]. I am very happy to have been given the opportunity to design the famous Princesses’ pieces of jewelry.” I’m not a fan of jewelry, I never have been.  I have no interest in wearing pieces myself.  But I think these are really pretty to look at, … Continue reading

Deals at Subway, Starbucks, Bakers Square, and Many Buffets!

What restaurants does your family enjoy dining at? It’s nice to be able to sit down and have dinner together without having to cook or do dishes. It is even nicer to take advantage of deals and coupons at restaurants, fast food places, and cafes, and save some money while enjoying your dinner. Firehouse Subs has a coupon for $10.00 off any catering order of $100.00 or more. This offer is valid through December 21, 2012. Au Bon Pain has a coupon for a catering order. Take $20.00 off your next catering order of $100.00 or more. When you place … Continue reading

Maine Genealogy Resources

The nickname for the state of Maine is “the Pine Tree State”. Pine trees make many people think of Christmas. Perhaps December is the most fitting month to work on researching your ancestors who lived in Maine. Here are some Maine genealogy resources that can help you. FamilySearch has a Wiki page that has lots of information about Maine. There are links to FamilySearch Wiki pages about each of the counties in the state. Scroll down for links to major repositories of archives in Maine. You can also check out several other FamilySearch Wiki pages about specific types of records … Continue reading

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 Caribou Coffee, Einstein Bros, Baker’s Square, and More!

Many families save dining out for a special occasion. Others make a quick stop at a fast food place in between running errands and dashing to after school activities. Either way, it’s nice to be able to save money while doing it! Here’s some great coupons and deals at restaurants, cafes, and fast food places that will help you save some money. Caribou Coffee is doing Daily Deals through December 14, 2012. There are three ways to find out about the deals. One is to go to the Caribou Coffee page and click “like”. Another way is to text BOU20 … Continue reading

A Year in Disney Fandom: D23 Events for 2013

Any D23 members wondering what will be on the official Disney Fan Club’s schedule for 2013 don’t need to wait any longer.  The official D23 website and the official Disney Parks blog have both posted announcements of the fan club’s 2013 events. The most exciting news to come out of D23 for 2013 is the announcement of a second year of Fanniversary.  The event, which is open to the public (but D23 members get first registration), is a must-attend celebration for any Disney fans.  It’s hours spent reveling in the best of Disney movies, history, park attractions, and more.  Special … Continue reading

World Archive Project Now Open to Mac Users

The Ancestry World Archive Project is a great way to help out the genealogy community. Active contributors are eligible for discounts at Ancestry.com. Now, genealogists who use a Mac can participate in the Ancestry World Archive Projects, (just like those with PCs already are able to). It is nice to give back to the genealogy community when you can. Thousands of people did this by volunteering to be an indexer or arbitrator for FamilySearch’s recently completed project involving the names from the 1940 United States Census. Another way to help out is to get involved with the Ancestry World Archives … Continue reading

Coupons for Olive Garden, Boston Market, Carl’s Jr., and More!

Before you take your family out to dinner, or rush to a fast food place to pick something up, read this blog! You might be able to save some money by using a restaurant coupon or by being informed about the current deals at restaurants and cafes. These deals will get you through the weekend. Baker’s Square has a coupon for 2 entrees and 2 slices of pie for only $20.00. You must use this coupon after 4:00 P.M. The coupon is valid through September 15, 2012. Carl’s Jr. has a coupon for free small hash brown nuggets & small … Continue reading

Webinars, Webinars, and More Webinars!

The word “webinar” is a combination of the word “seminar” and “web”. It can be used for business meetings and trainings. Webinars are also often used for genealogy. Watching a good genealogy webinar is an effective way for genealogists to learn something new. Here are a few that you might want to check out this week. Ancestry.com has a series of genealogy webinars that are streamed live through Livestream. I am fairly certain that they can be viewed for free. The have an archive of recorded webinars that are available for genealogists to view free of charge. This week, there … Continue reading