Avoid the holiday shopping crowds this year – Findmypast has done the hard work for you! Whether you’re buying a gift for a genealogy-mad friend or for a relative just starting their family tree, we’ve found a selection of gift ideas that are sure to delight.
Festive treats for family historians
- Flip pal scanner - $149.99
A very useful tool when you’re visiting family, this portable scanner will help researchers make copies of old photos and documents without removing them from albums or frames.
- A year of family history magazines – $24.00
A subscription to Family Tree Magazine will keep family historians clued up throughout 2015.
- Livescribe pen - $119.99
Save a genealogist’s time with this nifty little device. It will instantly transfer research notes and interviews with family members to a computer, avoiding the need to manually type things up.
- Credits to use at Findmypast - approximately $8.00
This handy voucher is a great gift for anyone wanting to dip into the collections at Findmypast. It will give the recipient 40 credits to use on viewing our family history records.
- From You to Me journal – $19.95
Your relatives’ memories and stories are incredibly useful for family history research. These clever journals will encourage them to write them all down for you.
- Local Genealogy Society membership – approximately $35.00
Local genealogy societies are a great support network for family historians. A year’s membership will usually include a quarterly publication, plus regular talks and events.
- Magnifier – approximately $21.00
The old handwriting found in historical records can sometimes be tricky to decipher. Every family historian should have a good quality magnifier in their tool kit.
- Family history book – from $9.95
Family Tree Magazine’s bookshop stocks a wide range of family history books. There’s something to please everyone, from experienced researchers to family history beginners.