Ah, Spring. It's in the air.
The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, the bunnies are out in the malls greeting the children, sports fans are stricken with basketball fever, and the genealogy world is bursting with bargains and special deals to help you research your ancestry.
Here are some deals you won't want to miss out on:
FindMyPast recently announced the online release of over 10 million Irish Catholic Parish Registers as part of their ongoing commitment to making Irish family history easier and more accessible than ever before.
Fully indexed for the first time, the registers form one of the most important record collections for Irish family history and are free to search forever.
Ancestry.com - Launches it's Irish Catholic Parish Register 1655-1915 Index. Free access to the entire Irish collections for the month of March on Ancestry.com.uk! Expires March 31, 2016 at 11:59 pmGMT (that's 2:59 pm PDT).
Hint: One of the benefits of membership at SCGS is the free in-library use of valuable online resources. SCGS is proud to offer both FindMyPast and Ancestry.com at our library for our members.
For more deals on Irish Records, check out this post from LostCousins. SCGS Irish Interest Group members, this is the information you would have received via your email list (see RootsWeb notice below).
MyHeritage and FamilyTRee DNA are offering, for a limited time only, several tests at reduced rates. Take advantage of this offer to use cutting-edge technology to further your family history research. Visit MyHeritage for more information. The special prices are available through March 7, 2016.
Don't forget about Jamboree & the Genetic Genealogy conferences for valuable sessions to help you harness the information, understand and, and use these important genealogy tools. Early Bird registration discounts end April 23! For more information, visit the Jamboree website at www.genealogyjamboree.com.
For all you family history writers - Mini Boot Camp! Join Lisa Alzo and Thomas MacEntee for the Trello Mini Boot Camp, Saturday, March 19.
From the website: “Have you ever wished for a whiteboard in the cloud where you could generate ideas, organize your genealogy research tasks, or storyboard your family history writing? Then, say “Hello” to Trello—a free project management tool to help you streamline your genealogy projects, tackle your “to-do” lists, and improve your workflow.” Normally $7.95, if you register by Wednesday, March 17th you pay just $5.95! For more information, visit Hack Genealogy.
And now, a piece of news.
RootsWeb...please be advised that the technical difficulties are being addressed. According to their website "We're currently experiencing a temporary website outage due to Rootsweb hardware failure. Rest assured, our development and web operations teams are busy working to securely restore the site as quickly as possible. Our initial expectation is to have the site back up and running on or around March 15, 2016. We apologize for the disruption and thank-you for your patience. We will provide other updates here as we have them."
May good luck be with you wherever you go and your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow.
Southern California Genealogical Society
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504