Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Ancesstry.com Announces Partnership with AP--50% MyHeritage Discount for BillionGraves Members--Mocave adds 30K Data Bases

Ancestry.com Partners with Associated Press

I read the following announcement today in Dick Eastman's Newsletter:

"Ancestry.com has announced a deal to add historical news articles to the site, via a new link with the Associated Press, according to an announcement released by the two this morning. Ancestry.com said it will feature the original, wire copy format of fifty years of news stories from the Associated Press as part of the deal, spanning from 1937 to 1985. The deal brings more than one million AP stories to the site. Financial details of the deal were not announced."

More details are provided at the Ancestry.com blog.
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New Partnership with MyHeritage and Special Offer

I received the following notice from BillionGraves today.  It is a reminder of an earlier announcement that some of you might have missed.

As a reminder, this amazing offer from MyHeritage - our new partner* - expires in just three short days.

Sign up now at this great low price!

Some have asked if a subscription is now required to access BillionGraves; NO! This is a promotional offering sponsored by MyHeritage and is NOT required to make contributions to or gain access to the BillionGraves website.  BillionGraves is and will always continue to be a free resource to you and the world.

This special offer from MyHeritage is HALF OFF their full regularly priced PremiumPlus and Data membership! 


Personally, I much prefer FindAGrave to Billion Graves; but I do believe MyHeritage is a very good site, especially at a 50% discount.
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Mocavo Announces Addition of 30,000 New Databases

Mocavo recently announced the addition of 30,000 new databases in a one month period.  This now brings their number of databases to 138,000.  James Tanner who writes the Genealogy's Star blog, had a very good write up about Mocavo in his blog recently.  
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Disclaimer:  I am in no way affiliated with any of the aforementioned companies nor do I receive any compensation from them.  These are strictly my own opinions.