I wanted to give you some of the exhibit hall experience at RootsTech/FGS, so I negotiated some deals for you!DSC_0302

BillionGraves: BillionGraves has agreed to give you the conference promotion price of $31.79 (which is 30% off the regular price) for a one year subscription of the BillionGraves Plus Account. The Plus Account gives you 30 records watches, a virtual walk through, mobile records search, discounts to partner sites, etc. To sign up, use this link: billiongraves.com/bgplus. This offer runs through 10 March 2015. If you don’t want the Plus account, you may sign up for a free account BillionGraves.com for the ability to upload photos, transcribe records, and search records.

Backblaze: Backblaze is a cloud based backup service for your computer. They could not give me a discount on a membership, but you may sign up for a free 15-day trial at Backblaze.com.

DSC_0292RootsMagic: Bruce Buzbee will honor the RootsTech sales price for RootsMagic 7, plus the RootsMagic book for a total of $20 plus $5 shipping. To take advantage of this offer go to rootsmagic.com/offer and enter the code BRICKWALL. This offer is good through 28 Feb 2015.

DSC_0289Family Chartmasters: Janet Hovorka will honor the RootsTech promotion of 20% off any gift certificates to be used within one year, and 20% off any books. To take advantage of this offer, email Janet at info@familychartmasters.com.  Hovorka also has a free .pdf book for you to download titled, “Chart Chick Insider’s Guide to Salt Lake City: Everything a Genealogist Needs to Know *Outside* the Library. To get your free download use this link: http://thechartchick.blogspot.com/2015/01/chart-chick-insiders-guide-to-salt-lake.html




FamilyTreeDNA: BenDSC_0284net Greenspan has agreed to give you the same offer from RootsTech for Family Tree DNA test kits as follows. All codes expire 28 Feb 2015. Purchase your kits at FamilyTreeDNA.

  • Y-37 retail $169 – now $139 – use code RTY37139
  • Y-67 retail $268 – now $238 – use code RTY67238
  • mtDNA “FMS” – retail $199 – now $169 – use code RTFMS169
  • Family Finder (autosomal) – retail $99 – no $89 – use code RTFF89

DSC_0309HistoryGeo: There was a lot of buzz around the HistoryGeo booth after Mark Lowe used it as an example in one of his lectures at RootsTech. Named by “Family Tree Magazine,” as one of the “101 Best Websites for 2014,” Greg Boyd has collected a vast archive of maps that researchers love. Many of them have the landowners’ names right on the maps! The strength of this collection is the 8.8 million indexed original landowners of land distributed by the Bureau of Land Management. The great thing about this map is you can see who’s living in the nearby counties. The Antique Maps Collection has over 4,000 maps! You will want to check out the introductory videos found on the right hand side of the History Geo homepage titled, “First Landowners Project,” and “Antique Maps Collection.” Boyd will extend the RootsTech promotion for those who purchase a one year subscription for $59.99 by 28 Feb 2015, will automatically receive an extra three months free! Also, if you purchase a year’s subscription before 28 Feb 2015, email Greg at gboyd@arphax.com and mention you are one of my readers, he’ll tack on a fourth month for free! Act now, and you’ll end up with a 16 month subscription for $59.95!

DSC_0301Panstoria: Panstoria is a new software program for scrapbooking and photo storage. You may use their templates to create photo albums. If you’re not sure and want to test the program, you may sign up for a free 30 day trial at http://www.panstoria.com/offers.html. Once you’ve decided you like what the company has to offer, go to Panstoria.com and save 25% when you use the coupon code “Roots2015” good through 31 Mar 2015.


StoryWorth: Winner of the “Innovator Showdown,” judges award and People’s Choice Award, StoryDSC_0317Worth is an up and coming service tailored to bring family stories to life. The beauty of this service is how it is able to get older non-techie folks to share their stories. Each week, the person receives an email with a story prompt. Then, they either pick up the phone and record that story or email it back to StoryWorth. Either way, it is preserved for future generations. A book of the stories may be compiled and printed. Hope Tammany has agreed to give you the same conference pricing they had at RootsTech, to get a 20% discount off a first year subscription of $77.88. To take advantage of this offer, use the link: DSC_0281storyworth.com/promo/brickwall. This offer expires 8 March 2015.

New York Genealogical and Biographical Society: Susan R. Miller has agreed to give you the RootsTech conference special of $10 discount on a one year membership. Join at www.NewYorkFamilyHistory.org and use promo code “FGS” through 28 Feb 2015.


Utah Genealogical Association (UGA): President Bret Petersen will honor the RootsTech promoDSC_0311tion price of $30 (down from $35) for a one year membership with UGA. Members receive a $5 discount on conference registration for the UGA South Davis Family History Fair, “Bridging Our Past, Present, and Future,” to be held on 11 April 2015, and they can get a printed syllabus for $5. To take advantage of this offer, email UGA at info@infouga.org. This offer is good through 28 Feb 2015.

New England Historic and Genealogical Society (NEHGS): NEHGS now has a partnership with FamilySearch offering partner access to members of the LDS DSC_0313Church for free access to 300 of the 360 databases on AmericanAncestors.org. To sign up for this service visit https://familysearch.org/partneraccess.

Sprint: Jose Caceres has agreed to give you a free Samsung Galaxy S4 Tablet with a subscription price of $15 per month and a two year contract. Contact Jose at 801 293-1900 to take advantage of this offer. Price is good through 28 Feb 2015.

That’s it! Hopefully, there’s something you can use!