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Avoid the Christmas shopping crowds this year – Findmypast has done the hard work for you! Whether you’re buying a Christmas present 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.
Christmas treats for family historians
- Flip pal scanner – approximately €160.00
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.
- Livescribe pen - approximately €165.00
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 €7.00
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 – €16.99
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.
- Family History Society membership – from €25.00
Local family history societies are a great support network for genealogists. A year’s membership will usually include a quarterly magazine, plus regular talks and events.
- ‘My Ancestor was…’ book – from €5.00
This useful book series is published by the Society of Genealogists. Full of ideas and sources to help take a family historian’s research further, the books are great stocking fillers.
- Magnifier - approximately €17.00
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.
- Historic local map – approximately €21.00
A beautiful decoration for a family historian’s home, these historic map prints can be centred on a place name.