"What gift that you received for Christmas is your favorite for genealogy purposes? Book, magazine, hardware, software, website subscription, research time - what was it, and how will it affect your genealogy research?"
The only tangible genealogy gift I received was my very own presentation pointer for use in advancing slides and pointing at the screen. It could be used as a cat exerciser, also.
The intangible gifts are many - the hours spent with the grandchildren and my daughters, the hours spent talking to my brother-in-law and his partner about their ancestry. Paul pulled out some pictures I had not seen before, and I scanned them and saved them to his hard drive and my flash drive. We identified the people in two photos from their family structure - three boys and three girls, which led us to identifying the parents in separate portraits - all dated about 1880. Paul and Deb were mesmerized by the genealogy software databases, and my ability to pull up information nearly instantaneously from the notes.
I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas, and that Santa was really good to them.