Mother's Day is coming soon! Let the Mother's Day Gift Guide - Genealogy Style help you find that perfect gift for Mom and celebrate your family history!
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Mother’s Day Gift Guide – Genealogy Style!

 

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Mother’s Day is coming soon!  I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to honoring all the women in my family.

But let’s get down to the burning question…..

What do you get the mother who has everything?

I am here to help.

Your Mother’s Day Gift Guide – Genealogy Style!

1. Ancestors – Maybe you cannot literally give your mother an ancestor(s), but you can give her the tools to find them. A subscription to a genealogy focused database could be just thing.  Suggestions include Ancestry.com , FindMyPast, MyHeritage, GenealogyBank or Fold3.

2. DNA Testing – Yes, your Mother’s Day present is an opportunity to spit! Order your mother (or yourself!) a DNA test kit. Watch for deals this time of year from AncestryDNA FamilyTreeDNA, and MyHeritageDNA.  Pair  the test kit with The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy by Blaine Bettinger for a perfect fit.  (I have found Blaine’s DNA book very helpful!)

3. Jewelry – Jewelry is a classic, and I can find so many unique pieces on Etsy.  Just take a look at this Family Tree Necklace 

A Family Tree necklace is the perfect Mother's Day gift.and this one…. {Which one should I choose? Oh right, I’m helping you out. Oops!}

A birthstone family tree necklace is a perfect Mother's Day gift!

4. A 60 Minute Genealogy Research Consultation!–  Gift your mother (again, or yourself!) focused on HER genealogy questions. This is a great option to gain clarity in a research project and create those next steps in her research plan. See other consultation options here.60 Minute Genealogy Consultation

5. Books! – Books, Books, Books!  Genealogists love books and your mother is no different. If you mother is just starting out in genealogy, a good resource book such as the Unofficial Guide to FamilySearch.org: How to Find Your Family History on the Largest Free Genealogy Website is a good option. Books on more specific subject matters are a good option, too.  500 Best Genealogy and Family History Tips and Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques are great options, too. Mother's Day is coming soon! I don't know about you, but I am looking forward to honoring all the women in my family. But let's get down to the burning question..... What do you get the mother who has everything? I am here to help. 2016 Mother's Day Genealogy Gift Guide

6. Coloring the Past: The 1860’s and Victorian Hats: A Coloring Book both by Maureen Taylor are great adult coloring books.  Fun, too!  Don’t forget the colored pencils!

I have always said a pencil is one of my favorite things to research with….and that includes colored pencils, too!

   

Why?

Because when I am coloring fashions of a certain era, I really learn that time’s fashion which helps me identify heirloom family photos.

Mother's Day is coming soon! I don't know about you, but I am looking forward to honoring all the women in my family. But let's get down to the burning question..... What do you get the mother who has everything? I am here to help. 2016 Mother's Day Genealogy Gift GuideMother's Day is coming soon! I don't know about you, but I am looking forward to honoring all the women in my family. But let's get down to the burning question..... What do you get the mother who has everything? I am here to help. 2016 Mother's Day Genealogy Gift Guide

Oh yes, colored pencils are also a favorite of mine when making time lines.  {Who knew I could go on so about colored pencils!?}

7. A roll of quarters – Perfect for feeding those microfilm machines at the archives. (I am always looking for quarters.)

8. A Wall Decal Family Tree – I’m already envisioning this on my wall.

Mother's Day is coming soon! I don't know about you, but I am looking forward to honoring all the women in my family. But let's get down to the burning question..... What do you get the mother who has everything? I am here to help with the Mother's Day Gift Guide - Genealogy Style!

9. A Starbucks gift card or a gift card to your mother’s favorite coffee shop – Genealogists tend to stay up late getting lost in their research.

Need more coffee gift ideas for Mom? I created an entire coffee gift guide just that!

10. A premium account on Evernote and Kerry Scott’s new book How to Use Evernote for Genealogy – Great for keeping genealogy notes and research plans organized. Mother's Day is coming soon! I don't know about you, but I am looking forward to honoring all the women in my family. But let's get down to the burning question..... What do you get the mother who has everything? I am here to help. 2016 Mother's Day Genealogy Gift Guide

11. A beautiful piece of jewelry form Barb’s Branches – Perfect! Mother's Day is coming soon! I don't know about you, but I am looking forward to honoring all the women in my family. But let's get down to the burning question..... What do you get the mother who has everything? I am here to help with the Mother's Day Gift Guide - Genealogy Style!

12. A day with you! – Enjoy spending time with your mother learning about your family’s history.  Tour the family’s sites. Walk the family cemetery together. (You know us…..genealogists love cemeteries.)

13. Office Supplies – A basket of office supplies is a great help when researching.  Include legal pads, pencils and erasers, snacks, extra chargers for laptops and phones and a portable phone charger.

14. A Fagor Multicooker – Kitchen appliances often get a bad reputation when given as gifts, but no worries here.  This multi-cooker is my new favorite “genealogy” tool. The slow cooker functions are great, and I’ve re-discovered the power of a pressure cooker.  I save time and energy in the kitchen and dinner isn’t (too) late when I get distracted by research. Mother's Day is coming soon! I don't know about you, but I am looking forward to honoring all the women in my family. But let's get down to the burning question..... What do you get the mother who has everything? I am here to help with the Mother's Day Gift Guide - Genealogy Style!

Looking for more ideas? Check out the Are You My Cousin? Mother’s Day Gift Guide board on Pinterest.

If you are the Mom in the family, just “accidentally” forward this post to your family members! 😉 Or….just go ahead and treat yourself!

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