I wish I could take credit for this catch but it was Lisa's “100 Years in America “blog (http://100inamerica.blogspot.com/2007/11/nows-your-chance-free-access-to.html) that first mentioned 3 days of unlimited access to Ancestry.com. Not only is it free, but no credit card information is required. You will need to give your name and e-mail address, but that might net you a discount offer from my favorite genealogy subscription service — just in time for Christmas!
If you've ever wanted to give Ancestry a try, this is your chance. Here's the link to take advantage of the offer: http://landing.ancestry.com/popularmedia/hs1.aspx?landingpage=3DF_nc&o_iid=32618&o_lid=32618&o_it=32845Add).
You might want to think about which three days you will have the most time to “play.” Me — I saw the link, clicked it and then thought, darn why didn't I wait until Friday. So, you'll understand if I cut this post short. I want to follow up on some Hamburg Passenger lists to see if my great-grandparents are listed, and I need to take a closer look on the 1870 census now that I know where to look for a distant cousin, and then I want to ... well, you get the idea.
Until Next Time — Happy Ancestral Digging!
Note this post first published online, November 7, 2007, at Desktop Genealogist Blog at The News-Messenger Online http://www.thenews-messenger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?Category=BLOGS02