Holiday Deal: Holiday Bundles from NEHGS

From the New England Historical and Genealogical Society (I’ve got my eye on the New York resources holiday bundle):

Save on gifts for your genealogist (even if that genealogist is YOU).

We have bundled together some of our most popular titles and slashed the prices to help you do all of your genealogy shopping in one place. Whether you are looking for one book or an entire series (or even a stocking stuffer), we have something for everyone and every price range. Bundles include books on a number of subjects, including the Great Migration, New York State, and NEHGS guidebooks.

You will also find discounts on exciting new titles such as Boston Beheld: Antique Town and Country Views by D. Brenton Simons and Gary Boyd Roberts’ upcoming Ancestors of American Presidents, Second Edition.

You can order online on our secure website at or call toll free 888-296-3447 and place your order with one our Member Services staff. And, if your order is over $150.00, we will take 50% off of your shipping cost!

Happy holidays from all of us at the New England Historic Genealogical Society.


Pajama Genealogy Website Now Offers New Membership Area

Robert Ragan of Treasure Maps, Genealogy Compass, and Pajama Genealogy is starting a membership-only website, Pajama Genealogy Membership, in addition to the free sites he already has:

You want to lock in your membership right now because the only way to guarantee the value-packed membership price is to lock in your membership now and get great Pajama Genealogy System content month-after-month.

* RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW: Go to this private Web page:

– There you will see TWO different PayPal links where you can reserve your spot on the new Pajama Genealogy Membership site today. Look for the “Buy Now” buttons.

– Or, if you prefer, you can send a check to me at:

Robert Ragan
P.O. Box 372
North Manchester, IN 46962


PRICING: You Have Two Choices…

* 3 Months Access Pajama Genealogy MEMBERSHIP Site:

>> $33 for THREE Months – January through March, 2009.

That’s only $11 per month (or, 36 CENTS per day).


* 12 Months Access Pajama Genealogy MEMBERSHIP Site:

>> $99 for TWELVE Months (Saves you $33) – January through December, 2009.

That’s only $8.25 per month (or, 27 CENTS per day).

>> NOTE FOR 12 MONTH MEMBERSHIPS: If you join now, you will ALWAYS be guaranteed the low $99.00 twelve month membership price as long as you remain a member.

Holiday Deal: Great Gifts Under $20 from

Below are some great gift ideas–all under $20–for the genealogist or would-be genealogist on your holiday shopping list. For a complete list of our genealogy books and CDs, go to Also be sure to check out our 50% or More Holiday Sale.

Paper Trees: Genealogical Clip-Art

Paper Trees

This is a unique collection of hand-drawn family trees and charts which you can fill in and color by yourself.

Our Price: $18.95

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Psychic Roots: Serendipity and Intuition in Genealogy

Psychic Roots

Psychic Roots is all about the influence of coincidence and serendipity on genealogical research, the chance combination of events over which the researcher has no control but which nevertheless guides him to a fortuitous discovery.

Our Price: $19.95

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Getting Started in Genealogy ONLINE


This book is designed as a beginner’s guide for those who want to trace their family tree online.

Our Price: $12.95

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You Can Write Your Family History


In You Can Write Your Family History, popular author and speaker Sharon DeBartolo Carmack explains exactly what it takes to create a compelling and highly readable family history.

Our Price: $19.95

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Understanding Colonial Handwriting

Colonial Handwriting

Author Harriet Stryker-Rodda, after years of experience searching through colonial records, has developed here a simple technique for reading colonial handwriting.

Our Price: $6.00

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The Family History Research Toolkit

This CD contains forms and charts that are essential for genealogical research.

Our Price: $19.99

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Evidence! Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian

Elizabeth Shown Mills’ stunning book, Evidence!, provides the family history researcher with a reliable standard for both the correct form of source citation and the sound analysis of evidence.

Our Price: $16.95

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Holiday Deal: Family Tree DNA

In keeping with our end-of-the-year tradition, effective November 26th, 2008 we’ll institute special pricing at Family Tree DNA for your new-kit-purchasing participants.

The products that will be offered at the special prices are:

Y-DNA37 – $119

Y-DNA37+mtDNAPlus – $199

Y-DNA67 – $218

Y-DNA67+mtDNAPlus – $308

mtDNAPlus – $139

Full Genomic mtDNA – $395

SuperDNA – $613

This offer is good until December 31st, 2008 for kits ordered and paid for by that time.
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A Chance to Preview RootsMagic 4

From the latest RootsMagic Newsletter:

Do You Want to Play with a Preview Copy of RootsMagic 4?

Are you one of those users who wants to play with RootsMagic 4 before we actually release it? Well, now is your chance.

In mid-December we will begin a “community preview” of RootsMagic 4. This preview will be open to those current RootsMagic users who wish to try out a pre-release copy of RootsMagic. Keep in mind that the preview version could (I mean “will”) still have bugs in it, and shouldn’t be used for your real data.

But if you want a chance to play around with version 4, sign up for the preview at:

Fill out the information so we can verify that you are a current RootsMagic user and you will be notified when the community preview becomes available.

Holiday Deal: RootsMagic’s Biggest Holiday Offer Ever

With the holidays coming up, we often get requests from our users about buying copies of RootsMagic to give as gifts to their family or friends. And this year the requests have really come in asking whether the new version 4 will be ready in time for Christmas. Well, there’s bad news and there’s good news.

Despite working 16 hour days trying to get RM4 out in time for Christmas, it looks like it probably won’t be ready in time.

BUT… here is this year’s 5th Annual Holiday Offer (with a special twist).

In what has become something of a tradition, RootsMagic owners can buy gift copies of RootsMagic, Personal Historian, or Family Atlas at our $19.95 upgrade price. There is no limit on the number of discounted copies you can buy during this limited time offer which will expire December 19, 2008. You will receive the full program as well as a registration card for each copy
you order.

And here is the special twist… every gift copy of RootsMagic 3 that you buy through this special offer will come with a free download upgrade to version 4 when it is released. So you will be giving version 3 now, with a free download of version 4 as soon as it is released.

PLUS! We are adding an offer we have never made before. In addition to the $19.95 special price, you can also order our RootsMagic Family History Suite (which includes RootsMagic, Personal Historian, and Family Atlas) for just $49.95 (that’s $90 worth of software).

To take advantage of this offer, just visit:

or order by phone at 1-800-ROOTSMAGIC (1-800-766-8762).

Holiday Deal: NEHGS Offers Family Discovery Package

The New England Historical and Genealogical Society is excited to offer a new research package to help beginning genealogists get started with their family history. The “Family Discovery Package” makes a great holiday gift for a loved one, or even for yourself. Using information that you submit, our expert genealogists will begin the work for you and provide suggestions for additional research.

This special package includes:

  • *1.5 hours of an NEHGS expert genealogy research
  • *1 year subscription to New England Ancestors magazine
  • *1 copy of RootsMagic genealogy software
  • *2 free day passes to continue your research at the NEHGS library in Boston

The “Family Discovery Package” can be ordered for only $99 at

Make plans to give the gift of family this holiday season with one of the most inspiring and interesting gifts available. For more information contact the NEHGS Research Services Department at 617-226-1233 or Learn more about Research Services at