Friday, December 11, 2009

Give the gift of family history

Gifts with a genealogy theme are not for genealogists only, but may also be given to engage others in their family history. An article on, "Give the gift of family history," offers some great ideas. Another article,  from the Niagra Falls Review, "Think outside the gift box," suggests a couple more ideas, although you might want to think carefully before giving DNA test kit to make sure it would be a welcome gift. But the Photo Opoly board game sounds fun.

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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Genealogy Gifts for the Non-Genealogists

Ah, 'tis the season . . . what to buy for those hard to buy for people. In her article, "Genealogy Gifts for the Non-Genealogist," Gena Philibert-Ortega offers some ideas, at least for those hard to buy for family members. Many of us have family members that are less than excited about our latest research discoveries, but many of those same people love to hear the research "translated" into something meaningful. My son, for example, abhors the idea of researching dead people, but loves to hear the stories -- stories are something he can relate to. In this article, the focus is on creative gift ideas that are meaningful and economical -- a good combination for this year's gift giving.


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