I may link to products or services I have not personally used but believe would benefit readers. Why? There are so many genealogy resources out there, I just can't buy all of them! This policy differs from many non-genealogy bloggers so I'm including some examples below so you understand why.
- I may link to a webinar or course from an instructor I know well, even if I have not taken the exact course. I am very careful about the "education" I recommend but it is not financially possible to have taken every opportunity (we're not talking $8 products from Amazon, here!).
- I will recommend mtDNA tests from FamilyTreeDNA. I have not had anyone take a mtDNA test but I am very familiar with FamilyTreeDNA and I will use them when I do choose to have someone take a mtDNA test.
- I will recommend books that I hear recommended by others I respect or by authors I know. It seems unfair to avoid recommending a book I earn a commission for recommending, just for that reason, if I would recommend it to you otherwise.
The following are the affiliate programs this blog participates in.
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