If you read my last post, then you will know that with a month to go I was writing my list for Santa (or at least as a massive hint for loved ones to buy me something useful this year!). So it is very timely that this news has come in from the team at TheGenealogist:
TheGenealogist Family History Shop is now open!
Christmas is coming; it’s that time for giving and receiving again.
Are you looking for some great gifts to make a family historian happy this festive period? Simply head over to the fantastic new shop pages recently added to TheGenealogist for a great selection of scanners, software, archival storage, spring binders and charts. Made available in association with S&N Genealogy Supplies, the UK’s largest genealogy publisher and retailer, your present selection is covered this Yuletide.
While you are there, why not browse for something for yourself? To make sure that you get what you want in your stocking this year, just drop your loved ones the hint by giving them TheGenealogist shop’s page link.
Christmas is coming; it's that time for giving and receiving again. So its probably a good idea to start thinking about what a family historian might want to put on this year's letter to Santa. So here is mine to get people started!
That shoe box of photos, certificates and A4 family-pedigrees could really do with being more organised. I would really love it if, this Christmas, under my tree I'd find some hard backed binders, to protect all that valuable research I've done and preserve it in a more presentable way for future generations of the family to read.
Gift vouchers to allow me to buy exactly what I want are always well received, especially if they are family history related!
I would also be so grateful if that kind person, who regularly gives me the box of shortbread's that does nothing for my waist line after all the other food on offer at this time of year, would substitute the biscuits with a non edible present instead. Perhaps a useful set of charts to present my family tree in a more attractive way than the print out from my computer, or the scribbled hand drawn tree on that sheet of paper that I have at the moment?
At the top of my list (hint ,hint!) would be a portable scanner, to capture images of the certificates and photographs that I see on visits to my relatives or at the archives.
If you're looking for some new genealogy family tree building software and would like to save some money, S&N Genealogy Supplies have a special offer this week on RootsMagic Version 6.
RootsMagic has become one of the UK’s most favoured genealogy packages. This software creates superb wallcharts and integrates with research sites. It is the top rated program in numerous reviews and articles which emphasise RootsMagic's ease of use and powerful features. Version 6 is the latest edition of this award-winning full-featured genealogy program published by S&N. This great package is authored by Bruce Buzbee, the author of Family Origins.
Save £10 on RootsMagic Version 6 Platinum. It's now available from S&N at the low price of £39.95. More details can be found on the S&N website.
Congratulations to RootsMagic as they start 2014 with another award ! The software has won 'Best Genealogy Product of 2013' in the recently announced GeneAwards 2013. The judges remarked "RootsMagic continues to lead by example". There's more details at http://www.tamurajones.net/GeneAwards2013.xhtml If you're new to RootsMagic, in the UK you can find out more information here at the RootsMagic UK website
The latest January New Year issue of the email newsletter from S&N Genealogy Supplies is now available to view. Find out the latest special offer to subscribe to www.TheGenealogist.co.uk and also see the latest New Year offers on software packages, scanners and other archival products.
There's also a very interesting article on the invaluable information that can be found from a Will record, such as that of Jane Austen.
There’s more at: http://www.genealogysupplies.com/email_news.htm
The latest December issue of the email newsletter from S&N Genealogy Supplies is now available to view. Find out the top 10 recommended gift ideas for the family historian this Christmas and some great offers on their DNA tests which have now come down in price quite significantly . There's also an article looking at the First World War records of various occupations now available to view online. It’s all at http://www.genealogysupplies.com/email_news.htm
As we enter the month of December, here's a Christmas gift suggestion for a fellow family historian or even a seasonal treat for yourself!
The full range of 2014 Family Tree Maker software available is now available in stock to purchase from S&N Genealogy Supplies.
What's New in Family Tree Maker 2014?
Improved TreeSync — lets you easily synchronize your tree in Family Tree Maker with an online Ancestry.com tree.
More organizational tools — stay organized with new tools that let you sort children automatically by birth order and view people by location, grouping them by country, state, county, and city.
New and improved charts and reports — more options and views let you display an individual’s ancestors, spouses, and children together. Also, the Index of Individuals Report has been expanded with options for anniversary, birthday, and contact lists, and more.
New tree branch export — a new export option makes it much simpler to export a single branch of your tree.
More editing options — save time with the ability to copy and paste facts including related source citations, media items, and notes.
For those family historians that use the excellent RootsMagic software, you'll appreciate that such is the amount of features and help available within the software, it's easy to miss something or not be aware of that useful feature or nugget of information that can really make a difference to your family research.
One such feature is that of 'Problem Alerts', the feature that scans everyone in your file to try and find any potential data entry errors (people born before their parents, etc) for everyone in your file.
Since making people more aware of this, the new 'Problem Alerts' feature has proved very popular! Here's more information and a short video from the RootsMagic blog that shows you how RootsMagic's Problem Alerts can help you to find potential errors in your data. Have you used the new feature and what did you think?
The 2013 'Readers' Choice Awards' winners have been announced by the website About.com. It was good to see my preferred choice of genealogy software, RootsMagic, do well in the reader awards. It is significant recognition following the launch of the version 6 of the software and shows RootsMagic is as popular as ever.
RootsMagic was formally declared the 'Best Genealogy Software for Windows' and was also voted in first place for the new RootsMagic App (for iPhone or iPad), voted top in the 'Best Online Genealogy or Mobile App' category.
You can read more about it on the About.com website