33 Helpful Gifts for Genealogy Lovers

Updated on November 3rd, 2020
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There are many people these days that are into genealogy and this means that it is likely that you will know someone that other is already into it or is considering it. You may even want to buy them a gift that is related to their hobby, but it could be tricky knowing exactly what you should be giving them. However, we are here to help as we have put together a list of gifts that we feel that any genealogy fan would like. We have a range of items at different prices and we hope that you will be able to get inspired and find the perfect thing for the person that you have in mind.

This is a book called ‘Who do you Think you are? Encyclopaedia of Genealogy: The Definitive Reference Guide to Tracing your Family History’ by Nick Barrett. It comes in the option of a hardcover or a kindle edition. It comes from the makers of the TV show and has information suitable for beginners right up to more experienced researchers and has everything that you need to know how to trace your family’s roots.

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This is ‘The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy’ by Blaine T Bettinger. It helps you understand what DNA tests are available, pros and cons of the major testing companies and how to interpret the results once you get them. There are colourful diagrams and guides as well as information about tools that you can use to organise your results and how to choose the right test according to what you want to find out.

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This is a Genealogy Notebook which contains printed sheets with tables and charts to guide you in what information you should be looking for and to provide you a place to note it down. It includes data sheets for 127 ancestors and has space for your to include details such as their names and families names birthdates, death dates, burial places, biography etc and will allow you to be able to make a family tree that goes back seven generations.

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This is a family tree book starter pack. It comes in white, cream or parchment and has places for you to note down information that you need. There is a family census record, family record, individual record, source record and family tree pages to fill in the name details. All of the separate parts are provided so that they can be put into a folder so rather than being a book it is provided as loose leaves so it is easier to fill out and file as you wish.

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This is a time capsule. It is an opportunity to record your video story and it will protected in a time capsule for you to be able to preserve for fifty years and then watch. It is mapped on a register so that it will not be lost and you can use it to record wedding, graduations, christenings etc and the you will be able to know that you can access them all again.

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This is a pack of certificate sleeves. There are ten in the pack and they are special archival sleeves which are made from acid free polypropylene to protect the contents and they can hold birth and marriage certificates safely, both old and new style so you know that your memories and special papers will be protected really well. They measure 38.5cm x 22.5cm in size and they therefore will fit larger sized documents.

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This is a family tree photo album. It has a picture of a tree on the front with heart shapes on it. It has two rings to bind it together so you can add or reduce the number of pages inside it. It has a slip in design so it is really easy to put the photos inside it. It can hold up to 120 6 x 4 inches in size as it has 30 sheets in it. It has a wood composite cover an measure 9.2 x 0.65 x 7.7 inches.

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This is a pack of six family tree charts. It means that you will be able to easily record your family tree on them They come in a deluxe tube which they can be stored safely in. They are printed with archival ink and this will not fade so it will preserve the charts for a long time to be passed on through the family generations without worry that it will fade.

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This is a binder to keep all of your family history certificates in. It has a padded PVC cover which is high quality and gives a leather grain look. It is available in blue or green. It has four rings inside which will securely hold certificate sleeves. It can hold up to 50 sleeves and has 4 sleeves provided inside. It is big enough to hold the old and new style marriage, birth and death certificates.

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This is a pop socket for a phone. It is black but printed on it in white, it says ‘Genealogy – the process of creating a list so I know who to blame!’ with a picture of a tree. A pop socket can be very useful. It sticks to a mobile device and makes it easier to hold and can also be opened up and used as a stand when you want to watch a film of video chat with someone.

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This is a genealogy suite for a personal computer so that you can create your own family tree. It has over 350 million records that you can use it to access online and a family history guide book. It will help you to research all of the information that you want. It is compatible with Windows operating system and is easy to use. It is designed for beginners and those that have already started tracking their family.

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This is a book called ‘The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Genealogy’ by Christine Rose. It has all sorts of up to date information on how you can use the latest techniques and hints and tips when you get stuck in your research. It is written by a professional genealogist and so she has lots of experience which she shares in this useful resource and it will provide a useful reference tool.

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This is a Dictionary of Genealogy which is a guide to British ancestry research and is available in paperback and hardback. It helps out with questions that might come from beginners as well as those that are more experienced genealogists or historians. It does not just have family history information though but can be an interesting read to provide the reader with history terms and data as well so could be a great buy.

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This is a special family tree photo frame. It is actually a tree sculpture with six small photo frames which can be hung form the branches of the tree. You will be able to put photos of your choice in the frames before you give it or leave them empty for the recipient to choose the photos that they want to put in there. Each frame is 8.1cm x 5.6cm in size.

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This is a personalised family tree art print. It comes in a choice of colours and the picture is a lovely tree with hearts on it on white paper, At the bottom it says ‘The [surname] family’ and it will be personalised for the name that you wish. It comes in different sizes and well and you can choose whether you want it framed in a black, white or grey frame or unframed.

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This is a cute family tree shape. It is 150mm high and made from 3.2mm MDF. It also comes with the word family and 12 x 30mm hearts which are also made from the same thickness of MDF. They can be displayed as they are but they are designed to be decorated so you could use paint, pens or other materials to colour them before you display them or give them away.

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This is a pack of 10 Family Tree sheets. There is enough space of each sheet to document seven generations of a family. They are printed in A3 size and the boxes have different colours to make it easier to see what you are doing. There is room for siblings of the root person and well as their spouse and children etc. It is printed on 120g paper so it is good quality and therefore will not easily get damaged.

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This is a cushion cover which can have a personalised family tree put on it. It has a tree with owls on and at the bottom says ‘Grandma’s Treasures’. On the trees are six owls and you can put names by each one so it could be children and grandchildren’s names or just grandchildren’s names depending on how big the family is. The cover is 45cm x 45cm in size.

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This is a family tree magnetic frame set. You get the frames in the pack with joining tree parts and can set it out how you want to. You out people photos behind the magnetic frames and link them up to form a family tree on your fridge. There are even bird boxes and leaves to accessorise it with and comes with a pen to write the names underneath the pictures.

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This is a book called ‘The Family Tree’ by Karen Branan. It is a book written by the great granddaughter of a sheriff who was charged with protecting four black people that were hung by a lynch mob in 1912.  It is a historical book and the author spent twenty years looking through the diaries and letters linked to the event as well as interviewing people so that she could get together the evidence to put together the account.

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This is a wooden plaque which is the word ‘family’ in unfinished wood. It measures 30.5 x 18 x 0.4cm in size and it is designed to be decorated. It is smooth to touch and it could be used as it is or painted, coloured with pens, treated with decoupage or other craft touches could be added to make it a really special item to put on a door or to hang on a wall.

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This is a pill box which is silver in colour and made form metal. On the top of it, it says ‘eat sleep genealogy’ in black writing on an antiqued background which is under a see through top. Inside the pill box there is an internal divider so you can keep the pills separated. It measures 2 x 2 x .6 inches and it has a handy button to press in order to easily open it.

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This is a necklace which has a silver plated pendant which says on it ‘I love my wife more than genealogy….yes, she bought me this’. The pendant is printed using the dye sublimation method and is on a 20 inch chain. The pendant itself has a glossy finish and it is 1 1/8 inches in size. It comes in a gift box and with free delivery. A unique gift for someone that loves genealogy.

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This is a notebook which has a black cover with a green tree on the front and writing which says ‘Genealogy: The Ultimate Puzzle’. It is 6 x 9 inches in size and has 120 pages. Each page has a dotted grid which makes it suitable for bullet journaling or a gratitude diary, but it could also be useful for sticking in evidence of family history and drawing parts of family trees.

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This is a sleeveless vest which says on it ‘We are all born equal but a few go on to be awesome genealogists. It is available in different colours and sizes small to XXL in fits suitable for men and women. It is made from a cotton and polyester mix and is suitable for washing in a machine do it is easy to keep clean. It is lightweight and a classic fit.

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This is a white tea or coffee mug. On it is printed the message ‘warning may randomly start talking about genealogy’ which is printed on both sides in high quality print which will not fade or wash off. It is suitable for use in the microwave and dishwasher. It is 11oz in size so a standard sized mug and has a ‘C’ handle. Makes a good gift for someone who is obsessed with genealogy.

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This is a short sleeved t-shirt which comes in a big variety of colours. On it is printed ‘Genealogy so I know who to blame’ and there is a heart above the words and some lines underneath. It comes in sizes small – 3XL in cuts suitable for men and women. It is made from a polyester and cotton blend material which is soft and keeps it shape and also washes easily.

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This is a long sleeved sweatshirt which says on it which says on it ‘We are all born equal but a few go on to be awesome genealogists’. It comes in black, navy, royal blue, dark heather and heather grey and in a unisex style in sizes small – 2XL. It is suitable for machine washing, has a classic fit with a twill taped neck and is made form a cotton and polyester blend.

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This is a dishwasher safe travel mug which is made of 100% stainless steel apart from the base, lid and handle which are made of black plastic so that you can touch them without burning yourself. On the mug is printed a message which says ‘Dear ancestors, I may not have found you today but…it’s a 3-day weekend, And I brought snacks. Love, Me’. The message is printed on both sides.

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This is a hoodie which has a flower wreath on it and inside it says ‘genealogy it’s all about the roots’. The hoodie comes in black, navy, royal blue and dark heather. It is a unisex fit and comes in sizes small – 2XL. It is made form cotton and polyester mix material which means that it keeps its shape and is soft and comfortable to wear. It can be machine washed.

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This is an ornament of two figures embracing. It is a lovely sentimental thing with the man standing behind her and holding her in an embrace while she holds her arm around his neck. It is nine inches and made form painted resin. The lady is wearing a white coloured dress which is the same colour as the mans top. He is wearing beige trousers and they have beige hair with light skin colour.

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This is a license plate frame to go on a car. On the frame it says ‘I’d rather be studying genealogy’. It is 12 x 6 inches in size and will fit most license plates on US cars. It is durable and designed not to corrode or rust. It is designed to be easily fitted on to the car and it fits with all US state regulations so will work for any American car.

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This is a fun apron. It is a full length apron and says on it ‘Yes, I do have a retirement plan I plan to annoy my ancestors (do genealogy). It is 52 x 72cm in size and is made from a heavy duty woven material. However, it is machine washable which means that it is easy to keep clean. It has a toe fastening which means that it will fit most people with ease.

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