I got a nice little package in the mail today. The Generations Network sent me a package that is the “first in a list of upcoming benefits” planned for for Ancestry.com World Deluxe Annual members. It’s a CD containing PDFs of six reference books produced by Ancestry.com and a 20% off coupon for my next purchase in the Ancestry Store. The coupon expires January 1, 2010. The “books” on the CD are nice to have:
- The Official Guide to Ancestry.com, Second Edition
- Redbook, Third Edition
- Ancestry Family Historian’s Address Book, Revised Second Edition
- Finding Answers in U.S. Census Records
- Finding Answers in British Isles Census Records
- Finding Your Italian Ancestors
The first three at least, are useful to me in my research. I don’t have any knowledge (yet) of the last three. All in all, it’s a nice, surprise gift. It does have a rough edge though.
The CD is not made with Mac users in mind. The HTML on the CD left me in a position to have to force quit Safari because I don’t have Adobe Reader installed and chose not to install it. If you get one of these in the mail, beware.
Fortunately, the PDFs are easilly accessed by changing into the “Data” folder of the CD. I was able to open them with Preview with no trouble. I haven’t tried putting them on my Kindle yet, but I’m excited to see if I can carry the Redbook with me everywhere.
If you don’t have an Ancestry.com World Deluxe Membership yet, it just got more valuable so now may be the time to join or upgrade. Think about it.