With Christmas less than a month away, it’s high time to get my Genealogical Christmas Wish List written. A couple of items are still on my list from last year and some may remain on the list for years to come. I’ve been good this year. Honest!
10. A scanner with the ability to scan photographs, documents, different sizes of photographic negatives and batch scan negatives. The Epson Perfection V700 PHOTO may do the trick.
9. A color laser printer so I can print in black and white or color and so I can print my black and white and color photos onto pages of my family history. Something like the Xerox Phaser 6180 Color Printer would be great.
8. A SuperDNA test from FamilyTreeDNA that includes 67-marker Y DNA analysis coupled with full mitochondrial sequencing.
7. A digital voice recorder with dual external directional microphones for recording oral histories. Something like what I saw Susan Kitchens using at the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree in June would fit the bill nicely.
6. A copy of Stone, Daniel. 2001. The Polish-Lithuanian state, 1386-1795. History of East Central Europe, v. 4. Seattle: University of Washington Press.
5. Registration in a class in the San Francisco Bay Area on Adobe Photoshop CS3.
4. An easy and legal way to make attractive, topographic maps onto which I can superimpose the locations where my ancestors lived, the paths of my ancestors’ migrations, and the routes my relatives traveled while in the military service. This is still on my wish list from last year.
3. “In Their Words: A Genealogist’s Translation Guide to Polish, German, Latin, and Russian Documents” by Jonathan D. Shea & William Hoffman, Volume III: Latin, and Volume IV: German. This, too, is still on my wish list from last year.
2. Access to the records of the parish of Dylągowa, Poland. The parish copies are in the diocesan archives in Przemyśl and researchers are not allowed to view them.
1. The name and email address of a researcher in Vilnius, Lithuania I can hire to search the records of my ancestors in the Lithuanian State Historical Archives.
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