Saturday, December 26, 2009

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - What did you get?

It's Saturday Night - time for some Genealogy Fun!

Your mission, if you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible music) is to:

1) 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?

2) Tell us about it in a blog post on your own blog, in a comment to this blog post, or in a comment on Facebook in response to this post.

Since I am writing this several days before Christmas, and am on my way back from Victorville when this post will publish, I will write a separate post with my own response!


TK said...

Recently I posted a 1955 recorded Christmas message from my Auntie to her husband. It was on a 78 rpm record which my nephew converted to a digital file for me. Yesterday he gave me the USB turntable that was used to accomplish this feat.

When my cousin Cheryl (Two Sides of the Ocean) read my post, she remembered that she has some old 78 rpm recordings made by her family. Now I'm hoping we'll be able to digitize those too.

Any other GeneaBloggers have family recordings on 78 rpm records that they'd like to have digitized? I'm willing to give it a try!

Joan Miller said...

Hi Randy,
You asked what gift we received for Christmas that is our favorite for genealogy purposes and how will it affect your genealogy research.
I received an iPhone and already have >two< genealogy iPhone apps installed so I can carry my gedcom around with me. Never know when this might come in handy at the library or archives! I blogged about choosing the iPhone genealogy apps at my webpage.
Joan Miller

Deb said...

We finally did it. We picked a dollar limit. He bought himself a gift. I bought myself a gift. I opened what he bought and was surprised and he opened what I bought. I bought myself a subscription to Michael John Neill's CASEFILE CLUES and the 20 back issues. I also bought FamViewer, an iPhone genealogy application. I also bought the "Daughter of Deceit" the third book in the Family Tree Mysteries series for the Kindle app on my iPhone. A terrific Christmas and just what I wanted!!!

Bill West said...

My post is here:

Jane said...

My mother, with help from her two sisters, wrote a biography of their father, who had died when they were young -- my mother, the oldest, was in high school. Since we were never able to meet our grandfather, it was wonderful reading about him. The 40 page booklet is illustrated with photos from throughout his life. I will treasure this forever!

Carol said...

Not the phone like Joan Miller, but I did get the iPod and have done a review of the GedView app that I chose.

Hint: I am happy!