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 Anne Bradshaw

True Miracles with Genealogy Volumes One and Two - Global eBook Winner 2012True Miracles with Genealogy welcomes you! Read on for  book news, genealogical quotes and product reviews with contests, family history writing tips, and new stories.

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Thank you for visiting True Miracles with Genealogy

Thank you for visiting today. I find genealogy fascinating and exciting. I hope the True Miracles with Genealogy books can encourage us all to get involved and enjoy uniting families in heaven and on earth, one link at a time.

Anne Bradshaw

Sample review—True Miracles with Genealogy books

Anne Bradshaw’s books are not genealogical how-to manuals. True Miracles with Genealogy (Volumes One and Two) are a worldwide collection of astounding personal stories that illustrate the remarkable assistance available to us when we combine diligent research with help from beyond the veil.

Still, each short, unique story is crammed full of invaluable research tips from the successes of Bradshaw’s contributors, nearly all of whom attest they found priceless information by listening to promptings and acting on the messages received. Some of these spiritual whispers inspired them to think out of the box, sending them to astounding, unlikely places like eBay and Amazon, or off on excursions where marvelous, miraculous doors opened for them.

True Miracles with Genealogy should be on every family’s bookshelf, and particularly on the shelves of every genealogist—the impassioned and the dabblers. It would make a marvelous gift for the historian in your family. Its stories remind us all how near heaven we are. ~ Laurie (L.C.) Lewis, author.

 

Kings and Queens Poster Contest

KINGS and QUEENS ENGLAND POSTERThe Kings and Queens of England Poster contest/giveaway begins today! One fortunate winner will win this excellent prize thanks to Matt Baker from Useful Charts Publishing. This chart was mentioned in my review (click HERE) last week. Click HERE for more details on Amazon USA. Click HERE for Amazon.co.uk.  

This contest is open to USA, UK, and Canadian residents.  

Kings and Queens Poster Prize

 To enter this Kings and Queens of England Poster Chart giveaway via Rafflecopter, please use the widget below. 

 

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Contest Times

8:00 a.m. PST Feb.25  to 6:00 a.m. PST March 4  2014. 

Result: Tuesday March 4, 2014. 

Please share the good news. Enjoy the contest!

To learn more about the Useful Charts Publishing, please click HERE. Feel free to ask questions in the comment box below. 

Kings and Queens of England Poster

I recently received an excellent wall chart titled Kings and Queens of England and Other European Nations. Here is my review for all genealogists with royalty in their lines—and for any other history buffs out there.

Kings and Queens of England Chart

Kings & Queens of EnglandAt last, I now have a better understanding of how and where all these kings and queens are related. This chart is a masterpiece of construction that is really easy to follow. It outlines the direct lineage and doesn’t go off into the many hundreds of sidelines that would only confuse the overall picture.  

The Kings and Queens of England chart comes rolled in a tube for protection. When unfurled, it measures a 24″ by 36″ and is printed in color on quality glossy paper. It costs $24.95 in the USA, and £15.95 in the UK. (See “Where to Buy” heading below for links to Amazon). 

Another thing I really like, is that all charts from this company are printed in a carbon neutral plant using environmentally friendly inks.

Kings and Queens Who’s Who

Published in August 2013 by UsefulCharts Publishing, the Kings and Queens of England chart is right up to date and includes the new Prince George of Cambridge. 

The company website says, “[The chart] shows the direct line between Queen Elizabeth II and historical figures such as Charlemagne, Alfred the Great, and William the Conqueror. It includes every monarch of England from 927 to today (Houses of Wessex, Plantagenet, Tudor, Stuart, Hanover, Windsor, etc.) and shows the Scottish royal line from Robert the Bruce as well as several independent Welsh and Irish kings. It also includes many of the contemporary monarchs from neighboring countries such as Spain, France, the Netherlands, and Denmark (e.g. – Charles I of Spain, Louis XIV of France, Frederick the Great of Prussia, Napoleon Bonaparte, and more) and demonstrates how the current monarchs of Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the UK are all descended from either Queen Victoria or King Christian IX (of Denmark), and in most cases, both.” 

Where to Buy Kings and Queens Poster Charts 

This outstanding chart is found on Amazon by clicking on www.amazon.com for USA, and on www.amazon.co.uk for UK.

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 Among other things, the company also produces two more historical charts—Timeline of World History, and Greek Mythology Family Tree. These can be bought for $24.95 each, or bundled with the Kings and Queens of England saving 33% at $49.95 at www.amazon.com

Meet the Designer

UsefulCharts’ posters are designed by Matt Baker from Vancouver, BC. Matt has worked as both a teacher and a curriculum developer. He has always loved charts and considers himself to be a visual learner. His posters aim to capture large amounts of information in simple, easy-to-follow formats. His website is at www.usefulcharts.com

Matt helped establish and manage a non-profit community college in rural Sri Lanka where he also developed curriculum and taught classes in the liberal arts and sciences. In May 2009, he received a Public Service Honor Award from the Mayor of Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka for “unstinted service in the field of upgrading the leadership and language skills of the youth of this city.” 

Kings and Queens of England Highly Recommended

I highly recommend posters by Matt Baker—especially the Kings and Queens chart. What a vast number of hours must have gone into the production of this excellent visual aid. Congratulations!

Genealogy Contest: Progeny Charting

Progeny Charting Companion

The Progeny Charting Companion™ contest/giveaway begins today! We have a great prize for one fortunate winner, thanks to Progeny Genealogy. This chart was mentioned in my review at the beginning of December. The prize is your own copy of the Progeny Charting Companion software direct from Progeny Genealogy.

 

Progeny Charting Companion™ Prize

 To enter the Progeny Charting Companion giveaway via Rafflecopter, please use the widget below. 

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Progeny Charting Companion Contest Times

8:00 a.m. Jan. 14 to 7:00 a.m. Jan. 21, 2014. Result: Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014. 

Please share the good news. Enjoy the contest!

To learn more about the Progeny’s genealogy products, visit their website  at progenygenealogy.com or feel free to ask questions in the comment box below.

 

Liability Disclosures and Policy Statement

Please read my Liability Disclosures and Policy Statement before entering giveaways hosted here. Updated 11/15/2013. This giveaway is open to USA and Canadian residents age 18 or older. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winner will be randomly picked by Rafflecopter and announced Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 according to their rules. All entrants agree to release of liability of the sponsor, Anne Bradshaw, “True Miracles with Genealogy.” No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. 

 

Electronic Volume Two Free Book for Christmas

True Miracles with Genealogy, Volume Two (electronic version), FREE and nearly free! Merry Christmas!

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True Miracles with Genealogy Volume TwoSmashwords - FREE electronic copies of Volume Two, True Miracles with Genealogy book – at Smashwords until December 26. 

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99 CENTS! Until December 26. 

Amazon won’t let me do “free” as I’m not in the KDP Select as it would stop my books being available anywhere else electronically.

Please share this Christmas gift with friends and family and enjoy some great stories. 

Genealogy Quote ~ John B. Dickson

This month’s genealogy quote comes from John Baird Dickson, a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 1992. On October 5, 2013, Elder Dickson was released from the First Quorum and designated an Emeritus General Authority.

John Baird Dickson

John Baird Dickson Genealogy Quote

John Baird Dickson

This biographical sketch is adapted from “News of the Church: Elder John B. Dickson of the Seventy” from the Ensign, August 1992, page 77 on the occasion of his call to the Second Quorum of the Seventy.

After receiving a mission call to Mexico in 1962, Elder Dickson learned he had bone cancer in his right arm. Doctors did not expect him to live more than a month.

Strong family support and the comforting words his father gave him in a blessing sustained him. Ten months later, he left for his mission grateful that his life had been spared, though his arm had been amputated.

What some may consider to be a handicap has never bothered him. “Losing my arm has proved to be one of the greater blessings in my life. I am more patient with other people because I have had to be patient with myself.”

In 1978 Elder Dickson returned to Mexico to preside over the newly created Mexico City North Mission. For the last eight years, he had been president of the Mt. Vernon Washington Stake.

 His “most significant calling” is that of father to eight children (seven girls) and husband to “an angel from heaven.”

Genealogy Quote from John Baird Dickson

I testify that our Heavenly Father loves all of His children, that Jesus is the Christ, and that the gospel is available to all, both the living and the dead.” May 2013 Ensign, The Gospel to All the World.

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