- ancestor charts (the perennial favorite): Print out a family tree and frame it or have it laminated.
- old photographs: Time to share those old family photos! Make a collage of old photos or frame one or two special ancestors. Or, scan and copy your entire photo collection.
- family records: Have you found records that other relatives might appreciate possessing? For example, records of a cousin's parent? Make a gift of the records (don't forget to make yourself a copy first). You can create a binder for them in no time at all, or place them in a nice memento box if you are short on time. Not only will you be creating a gift, you will help to preserve family records by distributing them.
- DVD's: If you are handy with video programs, make a short DVD from old family videos. Videos of family Christmas gatherings are especially appreciated during the holidays.
- recipes: Are you the keeper of grandmom's secret recipe box? Time to share! Create a family recipe box or make a quick recipe binder.
- gifts for the genealogy buff (or that person you want to infect with family history fever): Give a gift subscription for an online database or pay for a DNA analysis.
- newspaper articles: Create a gift of newspaper articles for a relevant date, such as a person's date of birth.
19 December 2011
GENEALOGY GIFTS: IT'S NOT TOO LATE
Time is short this week, I know, but technology can help you create last minute gifts of family history quickly. Some ideas from fellow researchers: