November 24, 2017

Black Friday Genealogy Freebies and Sales: Grab the Gems before they’re gone!

Our Black Friday genealogy sale is on! Start with a limited-time FREE viewing of  the new Premium video, Your Guide to Cloud Backup. Then snatch up rare and exclusive savings on Backblaze cloud backup service, a new mobile genealogy bundle, and our new Irish guide and Irish genealogy guide bundle!

Backblaze Cloud Backup Sale: A Genealogy Gems Exclusive

Backblaze continually backs up all your computer files to a remote ‘cloud’ server. In the event of any loss (including a computer crash), all of your files can be restored. Ensure your research is protected from disaster with Backblaze!

Use coupon code gems2017cyber for 10% off any new Backblaze subscription. Offer good through November 27, 2017. Check it out at www.Backblaze.com/Lisa.

Not Sure About the Cloud? Watch this Free Video Now

Now through next Monday, November 27, 2017, you can watch the new Genealogy Gems Premium Video for FREE. In this brand new, half-hour video tutorial, Lisa Louise Cooke will provide answers to questions like:

  • What is cloud backup?
  • Why should I use cloud backup?
  • How does cloud backup work?
  • Is cloud backup safe?
  • What should I look for when selecting a cloud backup service?

Click here to watch right now for free!

 

Mobile Genealogy: NEW Value Bundle

Black Friday genealogy

Included in this special, limited-time bundle:

Mobile Genealogy: How to Use Your Tablet & Smartphone for Family History Research
by Lisa Louise Cooke (paperback book)

Whether you have an iPad, an Android tablet, or a smartphone (or all three), Mobile Genealogy will help you put them to work for your genealogy research. Explore apps in-depth, get the latest cutting-edge strategies for mobile genealogy and family history, and use Lisa’s tips and tricks to make your mobile device a genealogy powerhouse!

Using Social Media for Family History
by Lisa Louise Cooke (45 min. video)

Discover how sharing your research on social media can benefit you, your family, and your research. Lisa will focus on two of the top site that you might not be using: Pinterest and Instagram. They are fun and easy to use, and the perfect place to reach the next generation.

The bundle is a $39.90 value but this weekend you’ll pay just $19.95.
Available through Monday, November 27.
Click here to buy it now!
(Bundle includes print book and video class download. Book ships to U.S. and Canada only.)

 

NEW Irish Genealogy Guide #3: Land, Tax and Estate Records

Donna Moughty’s Irish Guide series has proven so popular, we’re adding a third one! Jump on our Black Friday pre-order sale (shipping begins approximately Dec. 11, 2017) and you’ll get 30% off Irish Guide #3: Land, Tax, and Estate Records

This Guide explains how and why Griffith’s Valuation was done, and how to use it to glean the most information about your family. After Griffith’s Valuation, the Revision Books allow you to follow the land and in some cases, to the 1970s, possibly identifying cousins still living on the land. Quick reference guide includes:

  • Explanation of the columns in Griffith’s Valuation
  • Rules under which Griffith’s Valuation was done.
  • Tips for using Griffith’s to find your family
  • Using the Revision Books to identify life events
  • The Tithe Applotment, an earlier tax list
  • Landed Estate Courts
  • Estate Records

Get the guide here.

 

Save even more! Get 40% off the entire 3-guide Irish genealogy research bundle by Donna Moughty:

  • Irish Guide #1: Preparing for Success in Irish Records Research
  • Irish Guide #2: Irish Civil Registration and Church Records
  • Irish Guide #3: Land, Tax, and Estate Records 

Purchase all three for only $20.90 through Monday, November 27, 2017. (Guides ship to U.S. and Canada only. Shipping estimated to begin December 11, 2017 on orders including Irish Guide #3.)

Get the bundle here.

40% off How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers

Lisa Louise Cooke’s tried and true methodology for genealogical newspaper research! If you think you know how to search for newspapers, this book will make you think again.

Retail: $24.95

Sale Price: $14.97
Get it here.

*Sale on paperback only

 

Please Share these Black Friday Genealogy Gems

Please share these gems with your genealogy friends–or send them as your “wish list” to a loved one. Remind them to act quickly as these offers are only good through Monday, November 27, 2017.

 

“I Was Robbed!” They Took the Computer AND the Backup Drive (Why You Need Cloud Backup)

cloud storage computer backup plan backblazeA Genealogy Gems listener was robbed of both her computer AND external hard drive. “Thank goodness we had a web-based backup, so we did not lose our precious research or photographs.” Here’s what web-based backup is–and how you can save a whopping 50% on Backblaze backup service THIS coming Monday only).

Recently Kathy from Carmel Valley, California wrote in with a sobering message.

“Lisa, I thought you  might share a reminder with your listeners. My husband and I were out of town last week and were robbed. The robbers took only electronics (thank goodness) and did not mess up the house….another thing to be thankful for. But your listeners can not rely on external hard drives as backup. If the external hard drive is by the computer….the robbers will take that as well.

“Thank goodness we had a web-based backup. So we did not lose our precious research or photographs. It could have been so much worse. This is just another reason why your listeners should look at BackBlaze or another company that provides the same service.  I am grateful that I did.  Yes, we have to purchase new computer equipment….BUT we have our research and our photos.  Gratitude, gratitude.”

backblaze online cloud backup for genealogyWeb-based computer backup–also referred to as cloud backup–can certainly minimize our losses if we experience a disaster or robbery. My cloud backup service is Backblaze. Backblaze works behind-the-scenes 24/7 to save a copy of every file on my computer to its secure cloud storage. If I ever need it, I can log in to Backblaze and there it will be, waiting for me.

THIS coming Cyber Monday–November 30, 2015–you can purchase Backblaze cloud backup service for 50% off ONLY through Genealogy Gems. Sign up for my email newsletter now and I’ll send you a coupon code and special instructions for redeeming it on Sunday evening. This fantastic Cyber Monday offer is only valid on Monday, November 30, 2015 and only with the coupon code and instructions you’ll get via my email!

backblaze sale cyber mondaayWhy I Use Backblaze and More About the Cyber Monday Special

 

What’s Your Computer Backup Plan? Better Than Mine Was, I Hope!

How Cloud Backup Helped One Genealogy Gem Get Closer to Living a Paper-free Life

Black Friday starts NOW & supports the Free Podcast

black friday deals on amazonHere are our top Black Friday Amazon picks. I’ve paired each pick with a tip for how to use it for family history (yes, even the TV).

Amazon has already announced Black Friday deals and you can get them now! These are my favorite deals! And just in case you want an excuse to buy, I’ve paired each item with an idea for using it to further your family history. Thanks for shopping with these links: your purchases support the free Genealogy Gems podcast.

Samsung tvSamsung UN40J5200 40-Inch 1080p Smart LED TV (2015 Model) (SAVE 40%)

It’s got a 4-star rating on Amazon, where it’s a #1 best-seller in its category. The built-in wi-fi gives it smart functionality. The refresh rate is 60CMR (Effective); LED backlight. There are 3 inputs: 2 HDMI, 1 USB. Definitely worth checking out!

Family History Idea: Here’s How You Can Bring Your Family History to a Big Screen: How to Use Chromecast

 

amazon earphonesAmazon Premium Headphones (SAVE 52%)

Also a #1 Amazon seller in its category. Designed with magnetic earbuds and a flat cord to keep your headphones free of tangles, the headphones deliver clear, crisp sound through ergonomically-designed earbuds. They’ve got a mic and multi-function button to allow you to control your calls, music, and more. Compatible with Kindle Fire, Fire HD 8, and Fire HD 10 tablets.

Family History Idea: How to Listen to the Genealogy Gems Podcasts Offline

Samsung tab 4Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (7-Inch, White) (SAVE 41%)

This Android 4.4 (Kit Kat OS) has a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 8 GB Flash Memory and 1.5 GB RAM Memory. The WXGA Display has 1280 x 800 resolution. 32GB of memory is available through a microSD slot and 50GB of free Dropbox storage. It even comes with over $300 of free content and services.

Family History Idea: Do You Have These 5 Free Family History Apps? You Should!

 

brother printerBrother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer with Wireless Networking and Duplex

This printer provides fast, high-quality printing at up to 23 pages per minute, at a resolution up to 600 x 2400 dpi. It does automatic two-sided printing. Its wireless capabilities make it easy to print from a laptop or mobile device. The 250-sheet capacity paper tray is adjustable for letter or legal size paper.

Family History Idea: A Family History Photo Display with Mementos: What Would Yours Look Like?

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GENEALOGY GEMS EXCLUSIVE HOT DEAL

This last pick IS NOT an Amazon Black Friday deal. It’s even better. It’s our very own HOT DEAL. ONLY available on Cyber Monday at a full 50% off is Backblaze online backup service–the same technology we use here at Genealogy Gems to keep our documents, media files, photos and more backed up in web-based secure storage. Click here to learn more.

 

CyberMonday SALE: 50% Off Backblaze Cloud Backup

backblaze sale cyber mondaayOn Cyber Monday 2015 get 50% off Backblaze cloud backup service through Genealogy Gems. Sign up for our email newsletter to receive the coupon code and special instructions for this deal, which will only be valid on Monday, November 30, 2015.

Santa LisaI protect all of my genealogy data by backing up my computers with Backblaze, and Cyber Monday is your chance to do the same. Start off 2016 with peace of mind!

Here’s what I love about Backblaze:

  • Continual Backup: Backblaze operates behind-the-scenes through your internet connection to continuously back up all your computer files (or just those you select). This includes music, photos, data, documents, etc.
  • Unlimited: Backblaze will store an unlimited amount of data for you, even for multiple computers.
  • Easy Restoration: In the event you lose data, you can sign in to Backblaze and download from any computer.
  • Protection: The off-site storage secures your data in a separate physical location. That protects you against a natural disaster that could easily wipe out any backup storage devices or drives along with your computer.
  • Versatile: Backblaze serves both Mac and PC owners.
  • Free Trial: You can try it for free before paying a cent.

Backblaze’s regular price is already low: just $5 per month or $50 for an entire year. With our exclusive CyberMonday sale, you’ll get 50% off your purchase of a new plan.

This offer won’t run on the main Backblaze site: it’s only available through Backblaze partners like Genealogy Gems. So we can’t advertise the coupon code on our site or on social media.

We will mail the coupon code and instructions for redeeming it to our email newsletter subscribers on Thursday, November 26, 2015 and again this weekend (Happy Thanksgiving!). 

Still Thinking About it? Read These Posts

backblaze online backup for genealogy Cloud backupWhat’s Your Computer Backup Plan? Better Than Mine Was, I Hope!

Dropbox v. Backblaze: Does Cloud Storage for Genealogy Replace Computer Backup?

How Cloud Backup Helped One Genealogy Gem Get Closer to Living a Paper-free Life

sign up newsletterRemember to sign up for our newsletter! You’ll get the coupon code and ordering instructions, along with a free Google for genealogy e-book as a thank you.

Black Friday Specials: Genealogy Gift Ideas Galore!

This year I’m offering three great Holiday Bundles, available for 4 days only–through Cyber Monday (12/2/2013). Check out these extra-special genealogy gift ideas–for yourself,  a loved one, or as separate gifts for more loved ones.

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The eBook Bundle. Get a copy of each of my books in e-book format: How to Find Your Family History in NewspapersTurn Your iPad into a Genealogy PowerhouseThe Genealogist’s Google Toolbox and Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies.
Bundle price of $29.95
Over 40% off the retail price of $50.80!

 

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The Print Book Bundle. Prefer print? Get all 4 of my books in paperback instead of ebook format: How to Find Your Family History in NewspapersTurn Your iPad into a Genealogy PowerhouseThe Genealogist’s Google Toolbox and Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies.
Bundle Price: $49.95
Over 40% off the retail price of $84.80!

 

Bonus EBookPremium + NEW EXCLUSIVE BONUS EBOOK!
GG Premium MembershipWhether you are subscribing for the first time or want to add an extra year
to your existing Genealogy Gems Membership, this is the sale for you!

Premium members get so much more than most people realize!
The 1 year subscription provides access to:

  • Over 100 exclusive Genealogy Gems Premium podcast episodes!
  • Over a dozen of my most popular classes on video!
  • The brand new video mini series: Get Started with Evernote!
  • Genealogy Gems Newsletter Archive full of tips!

A bargain at $29.95. But this special also gives you a special FREE BONUS Gift: Lisa Louise Cooke’s 67 Best Tips, Tricks and Tools from Family Tree Magazine ebook (Retail value: $15.97)

Are you currently a Member? You can still take advantage of this offer – the extra year will be added to the end of your current membership, extending your expiration date by one year. You won’t miss a day’s worth!

This EXCLUSIVE  ebook is a compilation of Lisa’s most popular articles from the pages of Family Tree Magazine. It’s 23 pages filled with innovative, usable ideas to help your research:

  • Family History Freebies – 41 Genealogy Goodies
  • On Assignment – How to conduct an effective family interview
  • Undercover Genealogy–  10 investigative strategies to locate living relatives
  • Using the David Rumsey Map Collection – How to access over 45,000 free digitized maps!
  • Finding Newspapers Through Journalism’s Voyage West – A step-by-step guide.
  • Organizing Your Hard Drive – Seven steps to organizing your computer files.

Happy shopping! And don’t delay – this sale ends on Cyber Monday December 2, 2013 at midnight PST.

 

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Genealogy Gift Ideas: Black Friday to Cyber Monday Specials

Christmas is right around the corner, and if you’re like me, you’re looking for just the right genealogy gift ideas at just the right prices. Well, I may be able to help you out with my Book Bundles and Premium Membership Special, available only between Black Friday (11/29/2013) and Cyber Monday (12/2/2013).

Check out these extra-special Specials! They may be just the thing to line your own bookshelves, stack into the Ultimate Gift for a genealogy lover you love or (budget alert!) take apart the bundles and give each item separately!

ebook bundle

The eBook Bundle. Get a copy of each of my books in e-book format:

  1. How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers
  2. Turn Your iPad into a Genealogy Powerhouse
  3. The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox
  4. Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies

The bundle carries a super-low sale price of $29.95 during this sale only.
That’s over 40% off the retail price of $50.80!

 

 

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Get 40% + OFF the Print Book Bundle

Prefer print? Get all 4 of my books in paperback:

  1. How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers
  2. Turn Your iPad into a Genealogy Powerhouse
  3. The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox
  4. Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies

This bundle is yours for only $49.95 during this sale only, also more than 40% off the retail price of $84.80.

 

GG PremiumBonus EBookPremium for All! Whether you are subscribing for the first time or want to add an extra year to your existing Genealogy Gems Membership, this is the sale for you!

  • Premium members get so much more than most people realize! The 1 year subscription provides access to:
  • Over 100 exclusive Genealogy Gems Premium podcast episodes!
  • Over a dozen of my most popular classes on video!
  • The brand new video mini series: Get Started with Evernote!
  • All the great tips found in the entire Genealogy Gems Newsletter Archive!

A bargain at $29.95. But this special also gives you a special FREE BONUS Gift:
The brand new ebook Lisa Louise Cooke’s 67 Best Tips, Tricks and Tools from Family Tree Magazine

This EXCLUSIVE  ebook is a compilation of Lisa’s most popular articles from the pages of Family Tree Magazine. It’s 23 pages filled with innovative, usable ideas to help your research:

  • Family History Freebies – 41 Genealogy Goodies including apps, forms, software, and images
  • On Assignment – Lisa guides you through how to conduct an effective family interview
  • Undercover Genealogy– Employ these 10 investigative strategies to locate living relatives and discover key family history clues
  • Using the David Rumsey Map Collection – This tutorial shows you how to access over 45,000 free digitized maps!
  • Finding Newspapers Through Journalism’s Voyage West – A step-by-step guide, complete with screen pictures.
  • Organizing Your Hard Drive – Never lose another file by following these seven steps to organizing your computer files.

Are you currently a Member? You can still take advantage of this offer – the extra year will be added to the end of your current membership, extending your expiration date by one year. You won’t miss a day’s worth!

Happy shopping! And don’t delay – this sale ends on Cyber Monday December 2, 2013 at midnight PST.
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