Saturday, December 27, 2014

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun (SNGF) - What did Genea-Santa Bring You?

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

Your mission, should 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, DNA test - 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 or Google+ in response to this post.

 Come on, spill!  And it's OK to respond to this in the days after Saturday too!

My response:

My favorite genea-gift is probably the book, Genealogy and the Law, A Guide to Legal Sources for the Family Historian, by Kay Haviland Freilich and William B. Freilich.

This soft cover book can be ordered from the National Genealogical Society - see

Hopefully, the book will provide help for my research when I find legal issues and records.  It might provide more resources to help me research my elusive ancestors.

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Dorene from Ohio said...

Here is what Genea-Santa brought me:

Unknown said...

I didn't even realize how much I wanted one until Santa didn't bring me a DNA test, but that's okay.

It wasn't for Christmas, but about 2 days before Christmas my dad got into the crawl space under the house and pulled out a trunk that hadn't been opened in at least 50-75 years. I didn't even know we had it! It contained family photos, postcards, obituaries, a will and other documents. Now I have photos of people I didn't have any pictures of before. But the best part was the plaster death mask cast of my g-g-gma's sister's husband's face, who was a colonel in the civil war!! I was literally dancing around the house after that find.

Linda Schreiber said...

I was going to post about....
Nevermind.... Nothing can come close to Ellen's!!!

Mel said...

Ellen, what a wonderful gift!

I got what I was waiting for, RootsMagic 7.

Chriss said...

I didn't receive any genealogy related tools for Christmas (my big gift was a weaving loom), but I did find a postcard depicting my 4xgreat-grandfather's inn stuffed in my stocking. The artist's rendering was created about 40 years after my ancestor died, but as the building was torn down in 2004 I'm quite happy to have it in my collection.