Challenge #47 – 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy

Here’s this week’s challenge: GIFTS

Amy Coffin of the We Tree blog has put together the helpful 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy series. These prompts are hosted on the GeneaBloggers website.

Week 47: Make your genealogy gift list. The holidays are coming! Prepare a list of genealogy-related gifts you’d like to receive: books, magazine subscriptions, software, electronics, society memberships or anything else that might look good with a bow on it. If you’re blessed to already have everything you could possibly want, consider charitable donations and in-kind gifts to societies, libraries and preservation groups. If you have a genealogy blog, you can share your list and give gift ideas to your readers as well.

Check out the amazing gift ideas in a broad range of categories on my website by clicking here.

Gifts include:
Family Tree Charts
History of your family name
Coats of Arms
Candy you ate as a kid
eCards and Photo Cards (Smilebox)
(Schedule delivery ahead of time.  Save postage)
Heritage Collector Suite- a complete family history management system
Digital Family History Guidebook – the complete “How To” book
Create a Family History-
how to create a PDF which becomes a bound book, if you desire.
Flip Pal Mobile Scanner
Personalized Gifts
Shop Irish (for those with Irish Heritage)
Cameras (to preserve memories), scanners, ink, cartridges, flash drives,
books, DVDs, software,etc. from Amazon and Kodak.
The Family Energizer –
an organized approach to developing family skills and values.

So, if you’re looking for FAMILY-FRIENDLY GIFT IDEAS  Click here.

Note from Family Tree Gal, Carolyn:  Have you joined the Family Tree Quest at www.familytreequest.com ?  I also invite you to join me on Facebook and Twitter.  Check out my Family Tree Gal Blog if you haven’t done so already.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation from Amy Coffin or GeneaBloggers.com for writing this post. I am listed on the GeneaBloggers Blog Roll because I find it to be a valuable, shared community resource. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

Family Tree Maker For Mac

If you use a Mac, you can now take advantage of the #1 selling genealogy software to create your family tree.  Click here for more information.

Looking for FAMILY-FRIENDLY GIFT IDEAS?  Click here.

Note from Family Tree Gal, Carolyn:  Have you joined the Family Tree Quest at www.familytreequest.com ?  I also invite you to join me on Facebook and Twitter.  Check out my Family Tree Gal Blog if you haven’t done so already.

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Holiday Ideas and Specials

Looking for a perfect family centered gift?  Check out these ideas.

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Holiday Giving Tip: Family ChArtist’s Best Sale Yet!

Holiday Giving Tip -
Hurry, Family ChArtist is having their best sale yet!

October 18th through October 24th ONLY.

What do you get the person who has everything?
A beautiful Family Tree chart from the fantastic online tool Family ChArtist.

They have new graphics to help you make the perfect genealogy chart.
Go in and create your own masterpiece
and take 50% off your whole order.
Just enter 2FC101750 in the promotional code field at check out.

Note these Holiday Deadlines

•    Chanukah regular November 17th
•    Chanukah rush  November 24th
•    Christmas regular December 13th
•    Christmas rush  December 20th

Giving a Family Tree Chart is a great way
to tell family members that
you are glad they are part of the family.
It’s EASY to make this holiday special
by using Generation Map’s Family ChArtist.

Order now and relax and enjoy your holidays.

Click here to access their site.
Remember, Sale runs through October 24th!

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Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.”  I am disclosing this
in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255:
“Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Mind Movies

Mind movies are an amazing personal development tool!  Do you have changes you want to make in life?  Are there old habits you want to break and new ones you want to form?  Mind movies are the thing for you! 

This is a simple tool that helps to reprogram the subconscious mind.  Creating your own Mind Movie is a power-packed way to help you overcome false or limiting beliefs, so that you can replace them with positive, faith-filled thoughts.  You can choose our own statements and pictures that lead you in the direction of taking full repsonsibility and accountability for your own actions.

Click here for more information.

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Family Energizer

Christmas is just around the corner.  Family Energizer, a planner for your family members, is a great gift idea!

Create a Happier Home with more responsible children.
Use this organized approach to developing family skills and values.
Your purchase includes a CD which makes it possible for you to make multiple copies.

The Family Energizer provides the contents for one individual planner or organizer for a child. It comes with a CD which makes it possible for you to create pages for each member of your family to have a Family Energizer as well. Delightful illustrations and clear guidelines in the Family Guide make it a pleasure to use. Using the Family Energizer makes it easier to reduce stress in your life, and teach responsibility at home. The best part is that the CD also makes it possible to make copies of the pages year after a year. This is a true bargain price!

• Each Family Energizer Includes:
• One complete 8 ½ “ x 5 ½ “color printed manual – Family Guide
• The following sections:
• • My Duties Section
• • 12 Month Calendar
• • Family Rules
• • How To
• • Goals & Schedule
• • Tips & Ideas
• • Family Council Sheet
• • Goals Helper Award
• • Integrity Quiz
• • Peacemaker Award
• • Peacemaker Quiz
• • CD with PDFs so you can print an Energizer for each member of your family.

These pages fit in a small (approx. 7 1/4″ x 9″), 3-ring binder (not included with purchase).

Do you find yourself asking these questions:
• Would you like to find more time for yourself?
• Would you like to take the contention out of your family?
• Teach your kids responsibility
• Set goals
• Build strong characters
• Help you children build strong communication skills
• Teach your kids how to manage their time
• Build self esteem
• Learn to cooperate
• Be a better student
• How to make and keep friends
• Become a peacemaker
• Develop talents
The Family Energizer can help!

Here’s some information about some of the sections:

MY DUTIES section
“Get the help you need and teach your family responsibility”
Will organize your household
• Eliminate contention
• Track progress
• Get more help
• Have more time for yourself
• Teach children how to do a task the right way

FAMILY RULES section
“Children will follow rules better if they help set them. Will reduce tension.”
• Organize your family
• Track your child’s progress
• Save Time
• Reduce chaos and noise

HOW TO section
Reduce stress by learning to communicate better. Develop talents.
• Create more peace in your family
• Develop your children’s talents
• Teaches your children to get along better
• They will learn better ways to communicate

GOAL SETTING / DAILY SCHEDULE section
You will see wonderful progress as your children set goals. Your children will become organized and accountable. You will know what is going on with family members.
• Know what your children are doing
• Improve performance in school
• Reduce frustration

ENERGIZED FAMILY PARENT GUIDE
A helpful guide to get you started

TIPS & IDEAS
Learn what worked for the author’s family. Add your own success.
• Share Ideas

The Family Energizer is worth it’s weight in gold! Order yours today.

Most orders ship within 24 hours unless the staff is attending a family history conference.

Price $29.95

Click here to order.

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Family Tree Magazine

Here is the description of a great magazine:

FAMILY TREE MAGAZINE, America’s #1 family history magazine, is the first mass-market, beginner-friendly genealogy magazine. It covers all areas of potential interest to family history enthusiasts, reaching beyond strict genealogy research to include historical travel, family reunions, scrapbooking, oral history, ethnic heritage, memoirs and other ways that families connect with their pasts. FAMILY TREE MAGAZINE strives to give readers all the resources they need to discover, preserve and celebrate their family histories — and to provide engaging, easy-to-understand insturction that empowers readers to take the next step in the quest for their pasts.

Click here to get to the Family Tree Quest Bookstore then click on “Genealogy Magazines” on the left.

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Family Tree Maker 2011 Released

For more information and to purchase or upgrade your version of Family Tree Maker, click here.

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Preserving Your Family Photos

Ever wonder how to preserve all of your family photos?  Preserving Your Family Photographs: How to Organize, Present, and Restore Your Precious Family Images by Maureen A. Taylor is a great resourse to help you.  Check it out on familytreequest.com!  Click on “Photos and Scrapbooks” to find this book. 

Here is a description of the book:

Genealogists and non-genealogists alike love old photographs and many people have photo collections of their ancestors. Preserving Your Family Photographs shows them how to organize and store these photos so that future generations can also enjoy them.

Readers will learn how to care for family photos, identify different types of damage, learn basic conservation techniques, buy the proper storage materials, then organize the family photo archive and safely display it for all to see.

* Photo preservation and display techniques appeal to both genealogist and non-genealogist alike
* The book provides instruction through the use of beautiful sample photos

About the author:

Maureen Taylor is the author of Uncovering Your Ancestry through Family Photographs. She is a regular contributor to Family Tree Magazine and is a former picture research coordinator and photo curator. She is a frequent lecturer at genealogical conferences and workshops across the country on the subject of photograph identification, organization and preservation. She lives in Westwood, Massachusetts

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The Family History Store

Thefamilyhistorystore.com is a great place to find “products for discovering, preserving, and celebrating your heritage!”  Check it out today!

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