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Friday, August 26, 2011 Review and Giveaway helps families discover their history through the world’s largest online family history resource. is home to over 6 billion historical records and millions of family trees. Families can reconnect with long-lost relatives through and explore the paths their ancestors took to make them the family they are today. gift memberships and products make great gifts for anyone.

For example, a family might discover that their ancestors’ experiences during the World War II by exploring’s Navy Cruise Books at Over two-thirds of Americans would have ancestor who lived through the Civil War, so many can find their families’ histories during this turbulent time by searching’s Civil War Collection.

Genealogy has become an immensely popular hobby in recent years. Television shows such as NBC’s “Who Do You Think You Are” ( supervises the shows research) and PBS’s “Faces of America,” have further piqued American’s interest in tracing their ancestors. gift subscriptions begin at $69 for six months of access to the U.S.-focused collections and max out at $299 for world-wide access for 12 months. In addition to gift subscriptions, users can create unique family memory books, posters and gifts that showcase their family histories.

My Opinion
I was first introduced to in one of my favorite shows, "Who Do You Think You Are". I absolutely loved learning so many amazing facts about celebrities such as Tim McGraw! It looked like such a useful tool for learning about any family's history and I knew I wanted to try it out!

I decided to research my husband's side of the family because my side is pretty well researched already. I really wanted to learn more about his Norwegian roots on his dad's side and learn where his mom's side originates from!

I literally spent (too many!) hours the first couple days researching and researching about his family! It was SO INTERESTING and so EASY at the same time! I loved that they give you hints so they save you a lot of time and work!

I learned so much and I am so excited to create a great photo project like a plaque or photo book with all the information I learned! The World Membership was so great because I could even find records from Great Britian!

I even got to connect with some of my husband's relatives who had recently visited Norway recently and had some amazing pictures of his relatives and house in Norway! It was amazing and an opportunity I would have never had otherwise!

I recommend for everyone who is interested about your family's history! It is really easy to use and can be done by anyone!

Buy It: You can purchase the World Deluxe Membership for 12 Months for $299 or for 6 Months for $169 on the Membership options page!

Win It: is generously offering (1) World Deluxe Membership for one year to a lucky winner!

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(1) World Deluxe Membership to for 1 year!!
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Kerri said...

I subscribed. Thanks!!!

Good Girl Gone Green said...

My husbands father signed up a few months ago and showed us how it works. It looks like it can be addicting,,,:)

Rhea said...

Hey Guys,

I love reading your blog. There is a topic though that I haven’t seen covered yet (sorry if I was out of town while you posted it). But I was wondering if you could post about saving cord blood. I’m still trying to decide if its a good idea. I’m using this site for most of my info: , I’d like to hear some real life advise though.

At the very least I intend on donating. Just thought I’d float the idea by you for a post.


rsbryswrrl said...

I subscribed via my Google Reader.

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following the site

koa perlac said...

Subscribed on Google reader. My wife and I enjoy your reviews!

Janel said...

What a great giveaway. I've been interested in for a while. Good luck to everyone.