Sunday, December 9, 2018

What's Up, Genies?


Cheryl and I have hosted a few DNA work sessions and will schedule more on request.  Up to four additional people each time.  We answer questions and help you work hands-on with your DNA.  Let me know if you are interested.  Repeaters OK.

I will also do Getting Started sessions.  Good for Newbies and a good refresher.  Just ask. 

I'm interested in other topics you would like to cover in small groups or at our monthly Genies meetings too. 

For all these items, respond to Ferndalegenies at gmail dot com.

Here’s an update on moving your raw DNA to MyHeritage and being grandfathered in for free access to their DNA tools.  That’s been extended through Saturday, Dec 15.  After that they will announce new pricing.  Don’t wait until our Genies meeting.  Contact me for help if you need it. 


Whatcom Genealogical Society (WGS):   2nd Mondays, 2:00-3:30 or so.  Bellingham Elks Lodge at 710 Samish Way. Park around back and enter the lower level. 

Tomorrow  December 10 – Christmas Social – If you are able, please bring your favorite holiday treat to share with everyone. Free 1-year Subscription to “Family Tree Magazine” giveaway


Ferndale Genies Monthly Meeting:   3rd Monday, 1:00-3:30 at Ferndale Library.

Next meeting on Monday, Dec 17.  We will talk about our successes and plan for next year.
There will be ample time for questions and research.  Come prepared with questions and passwords.  Bring a computing device or plan to borrow a library laptop.

Future Genies Dates:  Two Holidays on 3rd Mondays of Jan and Feb 2019.  Meetings changed to Fridays, Jan 18 and Feb 15.


Holiday Greetings from all the Genies!!

Friday, November 23, 2018

Black Friday extravaganza

The genealogy industry is going crazy today.  Anything you have been thinking about is on sale at great prices.  The best summary is here:  https://mailchi.mp/abundantgenealogy.com/blackfriday-2018-promo1?e=cb7c45b1c4 .  And something is listed here, go to their individual website.

All DNA tests are on sale.  FTDNA is only $39 for the Family Finder autosomal test.  This is best for older people and nyone who wants to save their sample for future testing for Y and mitochondrial testing.  And if you have been thinking about the Living DNA test (best for England and surrounding areas), buy it now through their partnership with Find My Past and get 14-days free access to Find My Past.

Look through your memberships.  What is expiring?  Many will tack a renewal on to your existing subscriptions.

Legacy Family Tree Webinars is my favorite is half price at $25 for their annual subscription including renewals.

About Ancestry subscriptions...Genies' friend Anna says:

Well this is a deal of a lifetime.

It starts tonight November 21,  at 11 pm.(9 pm our time)  And runs for about 5 or 6 days only.

World Membership for a year = $149.

That’s ½ price - an incredible savings.



Call them up and ask for a gift subscription and give it to yourself.  1-800-514-4645



You have to activate it within 3 months.  So if you have to renew soon, this is the plan to have.

The only extra step is to activate it when they send an email to you.   I think that’s just a click through.



My plan runs out on November 24th so I was calling this morning to renew and the person there told me about it.



Thought you may want to know.

Happy Thanksgiving.  Easy on the gravy…  haha, not advice I’m taking..


Happy shopping!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Missing your black jacket?

We found someone's black jacket after the meeting yesterday.  Ask at the library desk.