Holiday Deals & Ideas for the Frugal Genealogist

Just in time for the Christmas holiday are a few deals and ideas for the frugal genealogist.

Library of CongressDiscounts are abound from references that aid your newbie cousin’s historical knowledge to tools that can leap your research forward. So grab your gift shopping list and get to stuffing those stockings!*

Have a few books on your wish list?
Save 40% off at the University of Missouri Bookstore with the promo code H12 through 12/31/2012.

Hamilton Books has variety of  history and genealogy titles at discounted prices.

There are many discounted 20% – 70% off guides and how-to references at the FamilyTree Magazine store with free shipping on purchases over $25. Don’t miss the Monthly Deals section.

Get your “Genes On” with this sale on DNA testing from FamilyTreeDNA. Many of their popular tests are discounted $50 to $90 off through 12/31/2012. Why not order a Y-DNA test to trace your grandfather’s branch for just $119 each (retail $169)?

Software deals
Family Tree Maker 2012 for Windows (PC) is currently on sale for $29.99 (retail $39.99) and for MAC is currently on sale for $52.49 (retail $69.99)

RootsMagic 6 Edition is soon to be released (est. Dec. 17th) with the always affordable price of $29.95 or upgrade a previous edition for just $19.95. Update: Give gift copies for $19.95 each! This deal ends Dec. 20, 2012.

The 7.5 edition of Legacy Family Tree is $29.95 (retail $39.95) and many other discounted products including webinars, training videos, and gift packs and bundle offers.

OnTheHub offers discounted software for college students if their college is an affiliate. I have been quite pleased with my college discount purchases.

Subscriptions with discounts
GenealogyBank’s annual membership offer retails at $69.95 and is currently $55.95 to access their digital newspaper collection.

Get  FamilyTree Magazine subscription for $19.80 (retail $27) at Magazine Bargains and use the current promo code SAVE10 for 10% off. This popular genealogist magazine makes a great gift for a family and friends! This site even takes PayPal for quick transactions.

Sharing your family history
Click through this Leafseeker Consulting affiliate deal link MyPublisher, Inc. and get 25% off your order over $50 or 50% off your order over $100 for all hardcover photo books at MyPublisher. I think this would make a great memento for family reunion photos and even family recipes!

Fun Stuff For Genealogists is the ultimate store to get genealogy topic items such as t-shirts, bumper stickers and mugs for the family historian. Get a marriage certificate, baptismal or first communion print to inscribe with your ancestors’ life events and photographs for $2 to $3 each. These prints will make nice framed items as gifts!

Have an overwhelming collection of historical documents? Mocavo is offering to scan and digitize your collection free if you agree to add them to their collection.

Check back through the holiday as I may add additional items to this frugal list.

“Oh Christmas Leaves!”
…to the tune of Oh Tannenbaum…just a lil’ leaf humor ;)
LaDonna

*Please contact the respective sites and retailers for details and questions regarding the discounts and products mentioned above.

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