Last Minute Gifts for the Genealogist

Stuck on what to get Aunt Helen "the family historian“ and you've run out of time? Here are a few ideas that won't only please the seasoned genealogist, but can also spark a love for family history in another relative or friend.

  • 23andme is not just a genetic lab test or an ancestry service. From a genetic snapshot of your health and ancestry to ongoing reports and research, everyone can learn something different.
  • Sony ICD-UX533 Digital Flash Voice Recorder is the best audio recorder to help genealogists record lectures and family interviews with MP3 playback. Digital recordings can be uploaded to the computer, shared online, or saved to cloud storage.
  • Flip-Pal runs on batteries and records onto a memory card, so you don't need a computer until you are ready to store images.
  • Family Tree Magazine Subscription. This is an especially good choice for beginners who need help getting started. The more experienced genealogist would appreciate Prologue Magazine - published quarterly by the U.S. National Archives with information about federal records.
  • Scrivener- This is a great software for writing projects, including recording family histories and organizing various research reports.
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December 19, 2017
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