As you can see from my FamilyStories posts, I find tracing my family tree fascinating and want to pass information down to my children of their ancestors and where they came from.
So when Find Me a Gift asked me to review their Personalised Family History Gift Box I was thrilled.
The Personalised Family History Gift Box contains everything you could need to start you on your journey into your family's past.
Inside the box you will find;
* An A4 Presentation box
* Registration card allowing you to apply for an A4 Surname History
* Beginners Guide to Genealogy Book
* Free Family Tree Planner (online at Ancestry.co.uk)
* Ancestry.co.uk Booklet including a 30 day free trial and discounts.
When you first start to dig into your past, you might find it daunting and not know where to start, but the Beginners Guide to Genealogy book written by Karen Proudfoot will help you learn where to start and what information you need and how you can use the computer and the internet to help. This book tells the beginner exactly how to set about researching their tree, how to collect information from living relatives and how to make full use of all existing clues and traditions. How and where to find written records and what information they can be expected to provide as well as the likely problems that may be encountered and possible ways to solve them, which makes this book a handy reference book for those who aren't beginners as well as those that are.
The box is handy storage to store all your notes and certificates as your tree grows so you cannot lose them.
The A4 Surname History certificate can give you a fascinating insight into your surname, the meaning, where it comes from, examples of where the surname might be discovered and even how far back the surname can be traced.
Ancestry.co.uk is a wonderful site for anyone who is interested in discovering their family tree. It holds the largest collection of online UK family history records of over 500 million, all accessible from the comfort of your own home. Starting your tree is easy, you start with the one person you know the most information about... yourself... and then however much information you know about your parents and your grandparents and Ancestry will help you do the rest by searching their databases for names that could be the person you are researching and offering you hints to where information might be stored or even pointing you to another member of Ancestry who appears to have relatives in common.
Although you can build your own family tree for free with their online family tree builder (One World Tree). Or you can view Birth, Marriage and Death indexes from 1837 to 2004, or search the 1881 England and Wales Census, complete with a new search by address function for free. Being a member allows you back to full access to 7 complete census collections for England and Wales from 1901 (and the recently released 1911) back to 1841. Search pre census records dating back to the 1500s and connect to the Ancestry.co.uk community and watch your family tree merge with other member’s trees and allows you to share your research and exchange your knowledge with fellow members. With the Personalised Family History Gift Box you a free 30 day trial (equivalent to a monthly subscription of £9.95) and a 10% discount of £6.99.
The Personalised Family History Gift Box is a unique gift, offering someone special the chance to travel in time and visit their ancestors and discover where they came from and what makes them them.
An ideal gift for any occasion; birthday, Mother's Day, Father's Day or even just because you know someone would love this gift and you want them to know you were thinking of them!!!
Available now from Find-me-a-gift.co.uk for £19.99 with next day delivery available and a 30 day no quibble money back guarantee