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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

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 subscription to Australian Family Tree Connections magazine will keep family historians clued up throughout 2015.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Gould Genealogy & History stocks a wide range of family history guides. There’s something to please everyone, from experienced researchers to family history beginners.