December 4, 2011

My Genea-Santa Wish List

From Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings:

It's Saturday Night - take some time from the Christmas shopping frenzy - and have a little Genealogy Fun!!

Come on, everybody, join in and accept the mission and execute it with precision. Here's your chance to sit on Genea-Santa's lap (virtually) and tell him your Christmas genealogy-oriented dreams:

1) Write your Genea-Santa letter. Have you been a good genealogy girl or boy? What genealogy-oriented items are on your Christmas wish list? They could be family history items, technology items, or things that you want to pursue your ancestral quest.

2) Tell us about them in your own blog post, in a comment on this post, or in a Facebook status or Google Stream post.

What fun! Here's my letter:

Dear Genea-Santa,
I know you are busy getting all your presents together, checking your list twice, and making sure your reindeer are ready for the big night. But I have been a good girl this year (I even wrote some research reports just for my own files) and there are a few things I would love to find under the tree on Christmas morning:

1. A year of Ancestry World Deluxe membership. I’ve got ancestors hiding out in Europe and the U.K., so that would be really handy.

2. An all-expense paid week at one of the genealogy institutes (SLIG, IGHR, or GRIP), so I can hone my genea-skills some more.

3. A Flip Pal scanner, to make it easy to scan the old photos I’ve been wanting to remove from those nasty magnetic albums. Oh and Santa, could you ask the Flip Pal people to please come up with a version of their stitching software for us Mac users?

4. The family Bible mentioned in Sarah Ann Barnum Bishop's obituary. Yes, I know it's been 110 years, but a girl can dream, can't she? 

I hope you enjoy the Christmas cookies I’ll leave for you. Thanks, Santa!


  1. Dear Genea-Santa,
    I know it's been a while since I've written, but here is my wish-list for this Christmas.

    1) I'd really enjoy receiving a whole stack of books about photo identification & genealogy, fashions in the Victorian & Edwardian eras, and anything to do with Ohio & the Civil war.

    2) An all-expense paid trip to any big genealogical conference, but especially the Ohio Genealogical Society's annual conference.

    3) And if times are tight for you, Santa, I'd be more than happy with another piece of information to add to my tree. Every little bit helps!

    Merry Christmas!

  2. Great list! I'd love for you to get the family Bible because I'd love to see photos of it! :)

  3. Carol, I sure hope Santa brings what you're wishing for. I also hope to see you at the Ohio Genealogical Society conference in April! It would be great to have a bloggers meet-up there.

  4. Stephanie, absolutely, if I ever find that Bible you can bet I'll be posting pictures! Her obit said it was published in 1810. Can you imagine what treasures it might hold?

  5. Hi Shelley, Have I told you lately how much I enjoy reading your blog. Well, I do. Keep up the good work.

  6. Thank you, Kim, I really appreciate your kind words!


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