I’ve noticed a few genealogy bloggers have posted their Christmas wish lists and I don’t want to be left out. Here’s my list:
10. A Pigma Micron Pen so I can finally write the names, dates, and places on the backs of all my photographs. Pigma ink is lightfast, waterproof, permanent, and archival-safe.
9. The new edition of “The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy“.
8. A Canon Digital Rebel XTi camera.
7. A digital voice recorder for recording oral histories.
6. A subscription to “Digital Genealogist”. Well, it’s only fair to ask for a subscription to this publication if I’m also asking for a digital camera and a digital voice recorder.
4. A 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. Family Atlas comes close, but it’s not exactly what I want.
3. An autographed copy of “How to Do Everything with Your Genealogy” by George Morgan.
2. “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. OK, I know they haven’t been published yet, but this is a wish list!
1. The birth records for my grandparents Marianna Dziura (Dziurzyńska), Kostanty Niedziałkowski, and Helena Chmielewska.
Copyright © 2006 by Stephen J. Danko