MyHeritage Blog: Free Marriage Records for Valentine’s Day!. “Do you know the love stories of your ancestors? How did your great-grandparents meet and get to know each other? In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re providing free access to love-related records in our massive historical records collection during February 10-17, 2019. No Data subscription is required so you may search all U.S. states, European and worldwide collections, totaling 414,486,197 records, for your ancestors’ marriage records!”
MakeUseOf: 5 Sites to Download Free and Copyright-Free Music for YouTube Videos. “Don’t post a video on YouTube with background music from a copyrighted source. It’s probably going to be taken down. Instead, get free and royalty-free music from one of these sites.” Of course, even if it is public domain, YouTube might flag it anyway.
Digital Trends: The best free drawing software. “…Adobe’s popular titles aren’t your only options. The following solutions are highly competitive with Illustrator and Photoshop, but don’t break the bank. They are backed by a community of developers who believe you should have the best tools possible through an open-source platform.”
Lifehacker: 27 Free Alternatives to Adobe’s Expensive App Subscriptions. “As you can imagine, Adobe’s price increase has set off a flurry of activity on the internet, with many annoyed users jumping onto Twitter threads and blog posts to suggest alternatives to Adobe’s ever-more-expensive subscription apps.”
G2 Crowd: 24 Stellar Sites for Free Stock Photos in 2019. “Stock photos are more than just well-dressed, clean-cut professionals ‘candidly’ laughing by the water cooler. Many stock photos are attention-grabbing, well-composed, and, ultimately, may be just what you need to spice up your social media presence or marketing collateral. That’s why we’ve developed the ultimate list of websites that offer free stock photos. When you need to spice up your marketing materials on a budget, explore the following websites and watch your visuals reap the benefits.”
BusinessWire: IMDb Launches Freedive – A Free Streaming Video Channel Featuring Hit Movies and TV Shows (PRESS RELEASE). “IMDb (www.imdb.com), the #1 movie website in the world, today announced the launch of IMDb Freedive (www.imdb.com/freedive), a free streaming video channel available in the United States on the IMDb website via laptop or personal computer and on all Amazon Fire TV devices. IMDb Freedive, an ad-supported channel, enables customers to watch hit TV shows including Fringe, Heroes, The Bachelor and Without a Trace as well as top Hollywood hits like Awakenings, Foxcatcher, Memento, Monster, Run Lola Run, The Illusionist, The Last Samurai, True Romance and more without purchasing a subscription.”
Analytics India: 10 Free eBooks Beginners Should Read Before Diving Into Data Science. “There is no dearth of books for Data Science which can help get one started and build a career in the field. But before you begin, getting a preliminary overview of these subjects is a wise and crucial thing to do. A healthy dose of eBooks on big data, data science and R programming is a great supplement for aspiring data scientists.”