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# Thursday, November 29, 2007
Holiday Gift Ideas for Genealogists
Posted by Diane

When it comes to holiday presents, genealogists don’t seem hard to please—anyone who’d crawl around a weedy cemetery in search of a tombstone can’t be that high-maintenance. But if you’re at a loss for what to give the genealogist in your life, try one of these suggestions:
  • a set of Family Tree Magazine CDs: the International Genealogical Passport ($12.95), the 2006 compilation ($24) and 2007 compilation ($20)
  • a GPS, which traveling researchers can use to locate cemeteries, libraries, the old family homestead or a place to eat lunch
  • a prepaid gasoline card to help fund those research trips
  • a cemetery research kit with non-fusible interfacing (for tombstone rubbings), rubbing wax (you can get it from stores such as FunStuffforGenealogists), masking tape, gardener’s shears and knee pads, bug spray, and an “I brake for cemeteries” bumper sticker
  • a genetic genealogy test
  • a research favor, especially if a fellow genealogist has a hard time getting around. Maybe do lookups for her at a Family History Center, drive him to a conference or help scan a load of photos.
If you've gotten a great genealogical present—or are hoping for one this year—click Comment and tell us what it is.


Celebrating your heritage | Genealogy fun
Thursday, November 29, 2007 8:45:21 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #  Comments [2]
Thursday, November 29, 2007 3:24:47 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
Gifts for Genealogist:

My favorite, can't-live-without is the Magnabrite Magnifier. Here is the description.

Magnabrite Magnifier
Magnifies image and illumination by a factor of 4! Prefocused magnification - view from any angle, any distance! Actually intensifies the light that passes through it. Sits right on image to be magnified. 2-1/2" solid acrylic domed magnifier comes with flannel storage bag. No batteries or bulbs needed. Clean with any household window cleaner. Makes a wonderful gift for all ages.

Price: $ 25.00

Joan Meginniss
Joan Meginniss
Thursday, November 29, 2007 8:58:11 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
"Primary Sources Online" would make a great gift for any genealogist because it has 125 pages of links to websites offering FREE access to digitized vital records, diaries, letters, historic newspapers, court records and more. This new book is available at http://www.lulu.com/content/1538950 for only $12.97. Here's a full description:

Many archival and library collections are now preserving, digitizing, and providing online access to significant primary historical resources. These non-profit sites do not have the advertising or public relations budgets available to commercial sites and are not easily located by search engines. This book brings together the best of these sites, hundreds of educational and governmental sites all over the world, offering thousands of FREE high quality scanned images. Every state in the United States is covered. Multiple sites offering death certificates, marriage records, historic newspapers, diaries, county histories, and more are described for each state and arranged in an easy to use geographic format. The book also covers Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Germany, Italy, France, and other European nations. Available in a 125 page lay-flat spiral bound edition or a PDF download with clickable links to all sites.
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