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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Add The Family History Guide to your AmazonSmile Account

Here is a short description of AmazonSmile (
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from over one million organizations to support.
So how can you support genealogy with AmazonSmile? Simple. Designate The Family History Guide Association as the recipient. The Family History Guide Association is a qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization and all contributions go to support The Family History Guide a free educational program for teaching and learning about genealogy. Your contribution can help you feel good about buying stuff on Amazon. However, if you need a tax deduction, the AmazonSmile contribution is not deductible to you, the money comes from the Amazon Foundation. But you can get a tax deduction by making a contribution directly to The Family History Guide Association.

Go to and designate The Family History Guide Association as the recipient. You will be helping to educate and support the thousands of users of The Family History Guide. If you are already a user of The Family History Guide, then signing up with will help you pay back a small portion of your benefit from the program.

If you still have any questions, please review this page of The Family History Guide Association website.
Yes, I am the Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Family History Guide Association and my wife, Ann, is also on the Board. If you are attending RootsTech 2019 this next year, please stop by our booth and say hello or learn how you can maximize your effectiveness as a genealogist using The Family History Guide for free. The Family History Guide can only be free because of people like you who donate directly or indirectly.

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