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8 Family History and Genealogy Gift Ideas

Do you have someone in your family who is always looking to learn more about genealogy and family history? They're sure to love these eight gifts.
Grandparents sharing family history inspired gifts with their grandchildren
Updated: December 1, 2022

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With Christmas right around the corner, you may be wondering what kind of thoughtful gift would amuse and delight your family’s genealogy buff. There are so many avenues you can take when it comes to genealogy gift-giving and if you’re not 100% sure what he or she would like, then it could leave you feeling pretty lost and confused.

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And, as we all know, that’s not the desired feeling to have around the holidays.

I’ve swooped in on Santa’s sleigh to bring you a list of eight family history Christmas gift ideas that will help to ease your holiday woes.

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AncestryDNA Genetic Ethnicity Test

If your family history buff hasn’t already done so, a genetics test is an absolute must for anyone wanting to delve deeper into their heritage. If you want to add icing to the cake, toss in an Ancestry Subscription where they will have access to billions of records to build on.

Buy it here.

Family Tree Chart

Add a decorative touch to the wall with a family tree chart like this handmade one from Fresh Retro Gallery.

Purchase the Fresh Retro Gallery family tree wall chart here.

For a simpler approach, purchase a Simple Family Tree Chart here.

Genealogy Organizer Book

This genealogy workbook and organizer is a great hardcopy addition to keeping track of genealogy information, memories, logs, traditions, family records, and recipes, and comes with a five generation pedigree chart.

Buy it here.

Organizer Binder

For something with loose-leaf binding, the UniKeep Family History Organizer comes with divider tabs, pockets, page protectors, and photo pages for easy storage. It also provides pedigree charts and family records pages for easy organization and documentation.

Buy it here.

Antique Maps

Antique maps are a must for any family history buff, especially because it aesthetically showcases a country or region of origin. The historical design gives an old-world effect and is a history lesson in itself.

Buy it here.

Archival Supplies

If your genealogy enthusiast is looking to store family heirlooms, documents and photos with more professionalism, there are plenty of archival supplies on the market. Archival gloves are a good addition when handling very old photos and heirlooms, while acid-free archival tissue paper helps to ensure the images and documents are kept well-preserved. Try a photo storage box for easy organization and protection against the elements.

Buy archival gloves here.

Buy acid-free paper here.

Buy a photo storage box here.

Family History Gear

What family history aficionado wouldn’t want to proclaim his fascination to the world with a humorous t-shirt or coffee mug?

Buy the t-shirt here.

Buy the mug here.

Family Tree Problem Solver

Every family history has a brick wall or two when trying to trace elusive ancestors. This handy family tree problem solver has plenty of solutions to those tricky mysteries.

Buy it here.

The holidays are a perfect time to kick off your genealogy search. Here is our guide to Jumpstarting Your Family Tree Research This Holiday Season.

Miranda Altice

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