Genealogy & History Gift Ideas & Highlights – November 2010

Gift Ideas & Highlights

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Gift Ideas & Highlights under $10

Getting the Most Out of Findmypast.com.au – R. Kopittke & A. Phillips – $8.00
Subscriptions to online history and genealogy research sites are not cheap so it pays to know how to use them most effectively. Getting the most out of findmypast.com.au includes many examples and tips on how to achieve the most from your searches.

15 Generation Pedigree Chart – Stationery – $8.95
This chart is printed on both sides, with generations 1-9 on the front, and 10-15 on the back. It is a well designed chart that is very efficient and easy to use.

3L Classic Photo Corners: Black (pack 252) – Stationery – $8.95
3L Scrapbook Classic Photo Corners are a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to display your valuable photos without damaging or altering them in the process. Use photo corners to add class and variety to your layouts.

Magnifyer – Stationery – $5.50
This nice plastic magnifying lense is great to have along in your purse, pocket or travel case when at the library or court house. Comes in a protective blue vinyl case with gold lettering that says ‘Genealogy, Still searching after all these years’. Makes a cute, inexpensive gift!

ZIG Millennium Pen Brown .05mm – Stationery – $5.00
The ZIG Millennium pens are an acid free, lightfast, waterproof, fade proof, archival quality pigment ink pen that is extremely useful for fine line detailing.

Birth Year Calculator from the Census 1841-1911 – Stationery – $5.95
This is a handy chart to have next to you when looking at census returns. Calculate possible birth year working back from age given at any census 1841-1911. Includes the actual UK census dates as well. It comes as an A4 size page, and is laminated.

Kaisercraft Duchess Alpha Stickers – Scrapbooking – $6.95
Three pages of antique styled serif letter stickers. Includes uppercase, lowercase and numbers.

Paper Loft 12×12 Double Sided Family Tree Pedigree – Scrapbooking – $1.70
This paper caters not only for the scrapbooking genealogist, but also the genealogist that would like to present their family history nicely and easily. ‘Family Tree Pedigree’ from Paper Loft is a beautiful four generation pedigree chart.

Abbreviations for Australian Genealogists – E. Marks – $8.00
One thing that you will learn when beginning family history research is that there are no standards for abbreviations (except for a few exceptions). Each resource seems to have its own system. This lack of uniformity prompted the author to start recording these references, and in 1995 ‘Abbreviations for Genealogists’ was released.

Cite Your Sources Sticky Notes (Pack of 3) – Stationery – $8.00
WOW! What a neat item this is! “Cite your Sources” are designed for you to take along to the library, use at home or even the archives office!

Gift Ideas & Highlights $10 – $25

Karen Foster 12×12 Heirloom Collection Kit – Scrapbooking – $19.95
For any heritage scrapbooker Karen Foster Designs has the ultimate collection. With 32 sheets of paper, and 5 sheets of stickers, there is enough here for several heritage albums.

My Family: My Special Memories of Our Family – A. Horgan – $19.95
By using this fill-in book you’ll be forging the first link in a chain encompassing your family’s history – past and future. By providing invaluable information about yourself and your spouse, your parents and your grandparents, you’ll be offering your family a priceless gift of knowledge.

The Book of Myself: A Do-it-Yourself Autobiography in 201 Questions – C. Marshall & D. Marshall – $23.95
Created by a grandson and grandfather, ‘The Book of Myself’ is the perfect way for you, or someone close to you, to remember the turning points and everyday recollections of a lifetime and share them with future generations.

findmypast.co.uk Voucher: 40 Credits – Voucher – $14.50
These vouchers can be used on findmypast.co.uk and 1911census.co.uk.

Family History on the Cheap – S. Hicks – $16.00
Family History on the Cheap’ highlights numerous tips and tricks for how to get the most from research trips to archives, libraries , family history and local historical societies, visits to relatives, social networking sites, commercial websites and of course, Google. You will quickly recoup its purchase price many times over with the money and time savings outlined throughout the book.

Binder and Slip Cover 40mm: Oxford Blue – Stationery – $19.50
Binder and Slip Cover Identical to the other binders in 300 pack albums but with no pages and minimum graphics on cover. 40mm wide spine.

Seven Gypsies Memorabilia Envelope Album – Scrapbooking – $15.50
A perfect album for your small heirlooms. This 7 Gypsies string-tie album contains 10 envelopes in a spiral binder (measuring approx 5″ x 7″). The heavy weight cover is a perfect protection for the envelopes inside. You can embellish the outside of the envelopes with photos and stickers while storing memorabilia inside, or just write a note about what the item inside is, and where it came from.

Dating Nineteenth Century Photographs – R. Pols – $19.00
This volume covers both the Georgian and Victorian eras.

Our Family Tree Chart – Stationery – $19.50
This is a wonderful family group record that allows you to add all kinds of data. It is printed on a nice soft brown parchment type paper with a black ink which gives a great contrast.

Australians Remembered Map: Australia’s Involvement in Military Conflicts Since Federation – Map – $14.95
This brilliant map features a political world map showing all the conflicts in which Australians have been involved, differentiating the conflicts by colour-coded boxes and inside the boxes are the units involved in these conflicts.

Gift Ideas & Highlights $25 – $50

Australian Family Histories: A Bibliography and Index – DATA CD – $29.50
Australian Family Histories: A Bibliography and Index has established itself as an indispensable guide for all Australian family history researchers. This edition contains 6,700 titles with 208,000 family name index references.

Family Tree Legacies: Preserving Memories Through Time – A. Stacy & D. Haddad – $39.95
‘Family Tree Legacies’ helps you keep track of basic information and special memories, including traditions, heirloom histories, family records, newsworthy moments, family migrations and immigrations, old recipes, important dates and much more.

RootsMagic 4 – Software – $49.50
RootsMagic is one of the easiest-to-use family tree software available for Windows Vista, XP, and 2000, yet is also one of the most powerful.

Family Atlas: Genealogy Mapping Software – Software – $49.50
‘Family Atlas’ is the fun and easy way to map your family history. Trace your ancestors migration around the world and pinpoint the sites of important family events.

A4 Library Album – Stationery – $42.50
If you’re after a classy-looking, good quality, hard cover binder to store your photographs or documents, this is for you.

The Convict Ships 1787-1868 – DATA CD – $39.00
Originally published in 1959, ‘The Convict Ships’ has been accepted by historians and scholars as the standard work on the subject. This Australian edition, which follows the revised and enlarged second edition (1969), includes the results of research into hundreds of journal of ships’ surgeons in an authoritative and fascinating account of this little-known field of maritime history.

Sydney Street Directory 1924 (Wilson) – DATA CD – $29.50
Wilson’s Sydney and Suburbs Street Directory for 1924 contains over 100 maps of the city, suburbs and Blue Mountains – which also shows Sydney Harbour, the Municipalities and Shires, the railways, tramways and main roads.

Google Your Family Tree: Unlock the Hidden Power of Google – D. Lynch – $44.95
The contents of this new book will help you understand and use dozens of specialized commands to dramatically improve your search skills. Many of these commands seem custom built to help with our pursuit of our family heritage. The great news is that most are easy to master and perfectly suited for finding people, places, and events. A special command even lets you narrow results by date range to filter results more quickly.

K & Company Ancestry.com 12×12 Double-Sided Paper Pack – Scrapbooking – $25.00
K & Company has teamed with Ancestry.com to bring you a beautiful, comprehensive, family history scrapbooking collection! Ideal for those creating a whole heritage album … this paper pack from K & Company’s Ancestry.com range, contains 36 12×12 double-sided pages (3 x 12 different designs).

Scrapbooking Family Heritage: Treasury of Favourites – Stationery – $25.50
This collection of heritage articles which have appeared in the ‘Creating Keepsakes’ magazine over a period of five years will show you design ideas, give you journaling jumpstarts, and tips for restoring damaged photos.

Gift Ideas & Highlights $50 – $100

K & Company Ancestry.com 16×20 Traditional Family Tree Poster Framed – Stationery – $94.50
Not only is this is a very elaborate version of the K & Company Ancestry.com 16×20 Traditional Family Tree Poster, but it also comes framed.

Deluxe Certificate Binder – Stationery – $64.00
Here is an antique leather-look binder which is made for you to store your certificates. Available in four colours, it is a hard, but padded cover in landscape format, with 4 ‘O’ rings, and will hold up to 40 page pockets (80 certificates if you put them back and front). It is a safe archival storage binder for your precious birth, marriage and death certificates.

Family Historian 4 – Software – $69.95
First released in 1995, Family Historian has proved itself to be one of the quality well-written genealogy software programs available, and has many dedicated users worldwide.

Biographical Index of South Australians 1836-1885 – DATA CD – $99.50
The South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society, decided in 1980 to publish a permanent record of people who lived in South Australia during the first 50 years of colonisation (1836-1885) to coincide with the State’s Jubilee 150 year – 1986. The result was the 4 volume set – Biographical Index of South Australians 1836-1885. A further 4 years of work resulted in the publication in 1990 of 2 more volumes of biographical information – as South Australians 1836-1885.

Free Passengers to New South Wales 1826-1837: Passengers, Crew and Military – DATA CD – $69.50
This is the first in a series being published which will cover free shipping to New South Wales to 1842. This CD contains nearly 36,000 names of passengers, military and crew on passenger ships, whalers and trading vessels between 1826 to 1837. It also includes those who arrived on convict transports (but not convicts).

Digital Restoration From Start to Finish: How to Repair Old and Damaged Photographs – Ctein – $59.50
‘Digital Restoration From Start to Finish’ 2nd edition guides you step-by-step through the entire process of restoring old photographs and repairing new ones using Adobe Photoshop, Picture Window, and now Photoshop Elements, for those that don’t have Photoshop.

Ancestral Trails: The Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History – M. Herber – $75.00
‘Ancestral Trails’ includes information on research in Scotland, Wales, Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands, as are the latest developments in information technology applications on CD and through the internet. This new edition is illustrated throughout and contains detailed lists of further reading. It is the essential companion to all family historians researching in the United Kingdom.

Irish Records: Sources for Family and Local History – Scrapbooking – $69.50
Irish Records: Sources for Local and Family History is designed to facilitate Irish family history research by providing a comprehensive listing of the record sources available for each county in Ireland. Indeed, there are records which can answer vital questions about Irish records: Where did they live? Who were their relatives? What were their occupations? Such sources as civil registers, censuses, land records, and church records are available to those who know where they can be found.

Family Tree Maker 2011 Platinum Australia and New Zealand Edition – Software – $99.95
Family Tree Maker 2011 provides users with the tools they need to build their family tree, record their memories, as well as organise their family photos, stories, videos and audio clips in a way that will help them easily capture and share the story of their ancestors.

National Burial Index For England and Wales (3rd Edition) – DATA CD – $69.50
The NBI has always been a great resource for those researching burial records in England and Wales, and with the increase of around an extra 6 million records since the 2nd edition, how can that not be useful?

Gift Ideas & Highlights over $100

Place Names of Our Land: A South Australian Anthology – G. Manning – $169.50
This volume is the latest edition of Geoff’s ‘Manning’s Place Names of South Australia’. Now retitled to ‘Place Names of Our Land’ this has to be the bible of South Australian place names, past and present. With over forty years of research, the place names and their meanings now fill over 1400 pages. This edition contains in excess of one million words and one thousand photographs/sketches.

Queensland Police Gazette 20th Century Set 1901-1943 – DATA CD – $480.00
Police gazettes provided information and instructions to members of the police force. You can expect the police gazettes to include information that will usually list names and sometimes personal details, descriptions with photograph, addresses and/or occupations may be an added bonus for the researcher

New South Wales State Electoral Roll 1913 – DATA CD – $129.50
This compendium contains the state electoral rolls for all New South Wales districts for 1913 – almost 17,000 pages. Apart from the main roll some districts also have supplemental rolls. You will find the details of almost 1 million voters who resided in New South Wales at this time who were entitled (and registered) to vote. Importantly, the roll includes the names of many women qualified to vote for the election of members of the state parliament.

Victoria Commonwealth Electoral Roll 1939 – DATA CD – $129.50
This CD includes the rolls for the Balaclava, Bendigo, Ballaarat, Batman, Bourke, Corio, Corangamite, Deakin, Flinders, Fawkner, Gippsland, Henty, Indi, Kooyong, Melbourne, Melbourne Ports, Maribyrnong, Wannon, Wimmera and Yarra Divisions of Victoria in 1939 – 19,600 pages.

Register Personal Notices 1836-1870 Volumes 1-3 (set) – R. Butler & A. Phillips – $120.00
The ‘South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register’ was the major South Australian newspaper from 1836. Personal notices from this paper, which became the ‘South Australian Register’ in June 1839, have been published and indexed in an important series of volumes.

Tasmanian Pioneer Index 1803-1899 – DATA CD – $220.00
The Tasmanian Pioneer Index is an index of all birth, death and marriage records for the period 1803-1899 which were created by the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages in Tasmania. This is an index of over 425,000 records of baptisms, births, deaths, burials and marriages in the Australia state of Tasmania between 1803 and 1899.

OpticFilm 7400 Film/Slide Scanner – Scanner – $399.00

Reunion for Macintosh Version 9 – Software – $149.50
What is Reunion? Reunion is a genealogy software program — a ‘family tree program’ for the Macintosh. Reunion helps you to document, store, and display information about your family — your ancestors, descendants, cousins, etc. It records names, dates, places, facts, plenty of notes, sources of information, pictures, sounds, and videos. It shows family relationships in an elegant, graphic form — people and families are linked in an easy-to-understand fashion.

New Zealand Electoral Roll 1935 Volumes 1-20 – DATA CD – $129.50
This compendium contains the electoral rolls for all New Zealand districts for 1935 – almost 20,000 pages. Entries are arranged alphabetically within each district. You will find the details of about 900,000 people who were entitled (and registered) to vote.

Australian Cyclopedias Compendium Set – DATA CD – $199.50
The Australian Cyclopedias are an incredibly important resource for all historians researching Australian history, but just what are they, and what do they contain? Firstly the definition of ‘cyclopedia’ from the dictionary states that it is a reference work (often in several volumes) containing articles on various topics (often arranged in alphabetical order) dealing with the entire range of human knowledge or with some particular specialty. This pretty much sums up what these Cyclopedias are … multi-volume sets, which contain so much biographical and social history of the era, that nothing really compares.

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