My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

I Have to Share...You Might Just Benefit

Those of us who do genealogy often just stick to the regular methods of doing research, whether it be same library, same database, and other methods that are familiar to us. However, the other day I moved away from my comfort zone and tried Fold3. I used to subscribe to Footnote.com (and didn't like it) that was before it was renamed Fold3. What I want to share with you is, I didn't have to pay for Fold3. Why? I knew it was part of my membership with the Connecticut Society of Genealogists (CSG). Okay, you might not have Connecticut ancestors, but you will benefit from their benefits, one being a subscription to using Fold3 through their website, plus receive two publications throughout the year.

You can save money by joining. How is that possible? The membership into the CSG has several levels, see HERE. Membership for Fold3 is $47.95 (on sale now). The first two membership classes for CSG are much lower than subscribing directly to Fold3!

You may not be interested in Fold3, I sure wasn't until the other day when I decided to see if there was any mention of my ancestor + pallbearers. I struck it rich when up came a newspaper article from March 1894 listing all 14 names of the honorary pallbearers for my ancestor! Now, I am hooked with Fold3.

There are probably other databases or great benefits with your membership in a genealogy society. Why not check out what they have. The Connecticut Society of Genealogists was the second society I joined, I would guess it was in 1993.

I contacted the CSG this morning to get their approval to post this. They had no problem with my posting this.