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Open Thread: What's On Your Christmas Wish List?

The internet is full of Christmas wish lists, everyone telling us what we need or should want under the tree. There are lots of gadgets, electronics, books and stuff for the genealogy enthusiast, all claiming to make our family research just a little bit easier. Rather than tell you what I think should be on your list I would rather hear from you about what is actually on your wish list.

I will start with myself. Unbelievably, I have no big-ticket items this year. I was blessed with a Kindle for my birthday, and I really love it. I am asking for a light for my Kindle reader. I love to read in bed, (often it’s the only time in the day I have to read). It’s an inexpensive little item, but will be a valued addition to my Kindle experience and will allow my husband to sleep while I read into the wee hours of the night.(pretty sure I'm getting it)

It’s your turn, what’s on your Christmas Wish List?

7 comments:

  1. I'm actually most excited about what I'm giving this year. My husband is getting an iPad. He'll never see it coming; we normally give each other things like socks and ties and pajamas. I cannot WAIT to see his face.

    What I'd really like is to find the marriage record of my great-grandmother's brother, but I don't think Santa's elves are going to be much help there.

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  2. I'm asking Santa for a subscription to "Family Chronicle"...and since our television died in the fall, our "family gift" this year is a new t.v.... ;-)

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  3. That is very exciting, do you have an iPad Kerry? I would think it would be tops on most genealogist's list. We have so many computers and laptops and now a Kindle I can't justify asking for one...yet! Ultimately a death certificate for my 5th great-grandfather would blow my mind...but I've stopped wishing for that.

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  4. I don't have one--but I'm looking forward to playing with my husband's when he's at work. That's one of the advantages to being the one who is home with the kids.

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  5. @Jenn, Family Chronicle is a great magazine, I'm a big fan. Hope you find it under the tree.

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  6. Well, I think I know what I'm getting this year and it will be useful for research (MacBook Pro), but I'm saving the Flip-Pal for next Christmas.

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  7. I know I'm getting an Ipod -- my old one was stolen in the ER, of all places! Talk about adding insult to injury!
    But more than anything, I'm I wish for more visitors to my new blog to share the amazing trove of primary documents my family has kept--and how we can all find relevance to our own lives in their experiences.

    I'm so excited that Christmas Eve this year is the 100th anniversary of the start of my Grandfather's harrowing journey to the U.S. -- America was the gift HE wanted more than anything else a century ago. I'll be posting his actual diary of that trip 100 years after he wrote it. It was quite an adventure!
    I wish all you family bloggers the missing link you seek, the excitement of discovery, and the pleasure of making those connections with others sharing your passion!

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