Genealogy News Bites – May 5, 2014

In an effort to help ease the load of searching for genealogy news and genealogy events, I prepare a ‘Genealogy News Bites’ post to gather together what I feel are the most important or informative genealogy news headlines from the previous week (or thereabouts). Following are the most recent and relevant genealogy news headlines.  

My Top 29: Best Christmas Gifts for the Avid Genealogist

  Are you struggling to find the perfect Christmas gift for the beloved Genealogist in your family? Unsure where to start looking? Here is a list of the best genealogy products from a wide range of categories and price ranges. At the very least, it should provide some inspiration.   Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner The one

Buyer beware of subscription auto-renewal on genealogy sites.

Subscription autorenewal.

Genealogy search sites such as , and Fold3 can be a huge help when looking for information about long lost ancestors, but there are several things the buyer should look out for, and one of the most impotant is the practice of subscription auto-renewal on genealogy sites.   I decided to address these issues Offers a Free 3-Day Trial

Research Your Family Historyas is introducing their new collection of over 400 million genealogy records and is offering a free 3-day trial. If you decide you like and would like to purchase an annual subscription, you can do so for 54% less than the regular subscription rate – and received help with a

Introducing My New and Improved Blythe Database

I just found and purchased an amazing setup for a genealogy website through TNG Sitebuilding. Although at first I was overwhelmed looking at everything involved in setting this up, once I dove in I got the hang of it pretty quickly and have had no problems. The basic site is already up and running. It’s

Family Link Adds Over 360,000 New Names has increased the names in their United Kingdom records by over 360 million and I can already see where I might actually have some luck bridging a couple of gaps (no, chasms) in my research. The updated and new United Kingdom records include: Births, 1761 – 2006 Marriages, 1796 – 2005 Deaths, 1796 – Database Updates and Additions

For those of you looking to break down brick walls in your genealogy research, now’s the time to run (don’t walk) to the database. They have just completed a major update of existing databases as well as introducing new ones. The changes encompass over 14,000,000 updated items and over 37,000,000 newly uploaded items. I