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ISFHWE Now Accepting Entries for 2017 Excellence-in-Writing Competition

Entries for the 2017 International Society of Family History Writers and Editors (ISFHWE) Excellence-in-Writing Competition are now being accepted.  Submissions are due by June 15, 2017 (a discounted entry fee is offered for entries submitted by March 15, 2017). 

Both ISFHWE members and non-members are allowed to enter the competition. 

Here are the categories for this year:

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Reminder – Entries for the NGS Family History Writing Contest are Due 12/31/16

Don’t forget, entries for this year’s National Genealogical Society’s Family History Writing Contest are due by December 31, 2016.  This annual contest is open to NGS members.

The winner receives a trip to the next NGS conference and their manuscript may be published in the NGS Quarterly.

This competition is a BIG DEAL so don’t delay!

All the details can be found here.

Autosomal DNA Test with FTDNA – Lowest Price EVER!

I woke up this morning to find wonderful news in my inbox—Family Tree DNA is offering its Family Finder test (that’s the autosomal DNA test) for $69…yes, you read that right, $69! That’s $30 off and the lowest price I’ve ever seen for an autosomal DNA test—this is mind blowing!! If you’ve been holding off on stocking up on kits, now’s the time to hop on over and get ‘em!

The e-mail also indicated that they have a new feature that can sort your paternal and maternal matches. Here’s what it says: “our new parental phasing tool allows users to further refine DNA matches like never before. The more matches the better, so be sure to tell family and friends and take advantage of this incredible offer.” More reason to stock up on kits and get those relatives tested! Not sure when the sale ends, so stop what you’re doing and place your order, right now!!

Celebrating 8 Years of Genealogy Blogging

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I can’t believe it’s been eight years since I started my genealogy blogging journey!

I know I haven’t posted much in the last several months, but I do have some great articles in the works. Much has happened in the last year or so, from research discoveries to lessons learned as an editor of genealogy publications, that I want to share with you.

Thank you to all of the readers out there who still follow this blog. Once I get through a few hurdles, I’ll be back to blogging fairly regularly.

Stay tuned!!

SALE – Celebrate National DNA Day with Discounted Prices from Family Tree DNA

2338-health-1100024552-10182013In celebration of National DNA Day, which is April 25th, Family Tree DNA is slashing prices for many of their DNA tests.

  • Family Finder (autosomal DNA)
    $79 (a savings of $20)
  • Y-DNA 37 Marker
    $129 (a savings of $40)
  • Y-DNA 67 Marker
    $199 (a savings of $69)
  • Y-DNA 111 Marker
    $289 (a savings of $70)
  • Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) Full Sequence
    $149 (a savings of $50)

If you’ve been holding off for a good sale, here’s your chance!

This sale is good from April 21 to April 26, 2016. Don’t delay!