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 ?  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 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.”


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!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I am happy to be an affiliate of Generation Maps.
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.”

New Year. New Goals. How About You?

It’s so much fun when things are anticipated and NEW.  With the NEW year approaching, its time for me to decide my own family history goals for 2010.

Here are some of the things I’d like to accomplish:

 1)  I’m excited to continue working on my personal history this coming year, and I will make sure some of my records are in my own handwriting.

 2)  I will continue to assemble, a bit at a time, some old photos and newspaper articles and make 8 ½ x 11” copies for each of our children.

 3)  I will continue our fairly new tradition of making a slideshow DVD of selected family pictures throughout the year for Christmas gifts for our children.  (Our DVD’s cover the period of time from October to October, otherwise I find myself under too much stress before Christmas.)

 4)  I’ve decided to do something really fun.  I’ve written a poem for each family member.  I’m determined to find those poems, gather them together, and put them with our family records.  In time, I will attempt to pen them all in Calligraphy.

 As a wife, mother, and business woman, I have learned to keep things simple.  I will do my best with these aspirations and accept my own best efforts as being enough.  I will continue to carry forth the goals of the website, which are to glean wisdom from the past, live mindfully in the present, and prepare confidently for the future.  In addition, I hope to share some good times and make some great online memories with all of YOU.  Happy New Year!

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