Finding genealogy gift ideas can be difficult. However, for a genealogy enthusiasts, there is nothing better than receiving the gift of genealogy it self; a helping hand. A genealogy gift card says you care about family, and the values that come with it.
Genealogy Gifts / Ancestry Gifts
Genealogy is a gift you give to yourself and your family. And you don’t have to do it all on your own. Even our Record Click experts know this!
An ancestry gift card can include, but limited to:
- A family tree (new or extend existing services)
- Any kind of record or ancestor search query
- Any family history research
- International research (United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, etc.)
- Family photos search or family tree chart or newspaper research
- Adoption research
- Family heirlooms
- DNA testing and much more
For those in search of genealogy gifts, for Christmas, Valentines Day, or Birth Day, Record Click’s genealogy gift cards make a great gift idea and will make someone really really happy. We also create Legacy Books, Genealogy Books and Family History Books.
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No Delivery Address Required
When you order one of the above genealogy gift cards, we will generate a e-card for you with your own message. Once you’ve decided on the message, we will ask for the recipient’s email address and schedule delivery. Alternative to sending it via email address, you can also print the e-gift card and place it in a traditional card.
Our family historian, Joan Shurtliff, reminds us that when you conduct a search query with our Record Click family history researchers, you get the gift that keeps on giving.–for generations! Regardless, if you purchased our research package as genealogy gift or a regular family tree package.
This Record Click genealogist has been to more conferences than I can count looking for ideas to make my search easier and to find those darned ancestors who seem to prefer to just live their lives and not do anything notable. I can research. I wrote my share of reports and papers in high school, college and as a professional genealogist. I can do this… after all there are some basic steps to follow… it’s not too hard… I don’t need to pay anybody to help me… it’s my family and I know my family. This is what this family history researcher tells herself because genealogy is a hobby of mine that turned into a passion and then something of an obsession.
Family History Gifts
I also hate to spend money on things I can do myself. That’s the thinking anyway until the computer gets funky or the faucet starts dripping or when thinking of a family history gift or the car starts making funny noises. Yes, I can figure out generally what the computer, faucet or car issues may be. I can do a few basic tasks to fix them – like turn things on and off. If that doesn’t work, most times, it might be best to call in the experts. I usually let television commercial tag lines come and go but the old one for those Fram Oil Filters stuck with me and it is so true: “You can pay me now or pay me later (when it costs a lot more money).”
A family gathering is usually not complete without a story of a situation gone awry and how the catastrophe was resolved. But it is my family and my family’s history and my endeavor and I can do this–until the going gets a little sticky.
I was recently interviewed by professional genealogist Josiah Schmidt for his genealogy podcast. I thank him for his kind invitation. He, like the professional genealogists at Record Click, make the search query easier and keep it from getting sticky.
It has been interesting for this genealogy researcher to watch the field of genealogy change over the years.
When I began, a genealogist was a general practitioner. One person worked with everything from census records to military enlistment files to legal documents. In the past ten years or so, the professional genealogist has begun to develop areas of expertise. Some genealogists for hire specialize in specific geographic areas or certain nationalities. Other genealogy researchers work with photographs, legal records, or societies like the Mayflower descendants or the Daughters of the American Revolution. Still others have access to research facilities such as the National Archives or the Family History Library.
Finding Family Members
As a family historian, I have experience working with, for example, Nebraska and South Dakota records. I know the history of the area, what Native American nations and tribes are based here and how this area was settled. Ask me about Maryland or Maine and I can provide some general research information, but I need to do some studying to find out about the state’s system of record keeping and what other research resources are available to the genealogist.
When considering gift ideas, genealogy gifts are the best. One of the benefits of hiring Record Click to do your genealogy research, or to conduct a specific search query, is that finding the right genealogist who is knowledgeable in the area specific to your family history is easy. It happens automatically since our group of expert genealogists have such a wide range of expertise!
Other family tree sites such as Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, and myHeritage do have professional genealogists available. The tendency at these sites, however, is to start with the resources closest to them. MyHeritage and others attempt to make the genealogy research easier by tying into family trees already existing on their sites. There is nothing wrong with this. But we professional genealogists know that the journey of the family historian most always goes beyond the scope of these two entities; there’s more to the search query. More than once I have bitten my lip to remain silent when there were discussions about the inaccuracy of the the ancestors linked in these systems or the information.
I know my family… and I can do this…
Yet, how well do we really know our families?
Most families have stories that have been passed down through the generations. An ancestor married a Native American. Another ancestor knew George Washington or Abraham Lincoln personally. Or another ancestor robbed a bank out west somewhere. I can boast that I had an audience with the Pope in Rome. I did–along with 5,000 other people as we gathered in St. Peter’s Square on a slightly blustery morning a couple of years ago. One of the aspects that I like about the genealogy television shows such as Who Do You Think You Are and Finding Your Roots is that the participants accept the findings of the professional genealogists based on documented research. I’ve even heard a time or two that an old family story has been dashed. Oh well. Maybe, I didn’t know my family member as well as I thought I did. Life is challenging; that’s O.K.
Each family search query and family tree is important. Our ancestors have wonderful stories to tell us. They are a part of us. We carry their genes. Without them, we wouldn’t be who we are. The stories may be heroic or tragic, funny or ironic. Our ancestors tell us things like what life was like in 1900 or the politics of Germany in 1850.
It is also easy to get lost when the search goes to a time before what we or our parents or grandparents remember. The professional genealogists at RecordClick make the journey easier. We seek documentation to be sure that your ancestors are, indeed, your ancestors. We get information that is not available online. We can tell you about the history of the places where your ancestors lived.
Is the search or pedigree charts by the genealogist always easy? No.
Wish List for Loved One
A DNA test kit is not always on the list. Rather, the mouse click to start the journey with Record Click may be the easiest part of the process. This is the time of year for family gatherings, for the sharing of stories and remembering times past. What could be a better than the gift of a family history?
Consider all your buying choices before making your final decision for this holiday season.
The are plenty of genealogy gifts available on the internet; however, the genealogy gifts from Record Click come with guaranteed results and satisfaction.