When it comes to family history, mom is often the person who does genealogy research and passes down stories for younger members.
Inevitably, if there is a question about how many children cousin so-and-so has, the details of where a great-uncle worked, or the funny story from 1978 involving the family dog imbibing beer from a pan below a leaky keg at the family reunion (this really happened!), mom has the scoop.
To celebrate the moms in your life, we have some gift ideas to help her track ancestry, record family stories, or preserve important family records.
Genealogy discount code
All items purchased through EasyGenie.org qualify for a 22% discount (yes, 22%) using discount code MOM22 during checkout through May 8, 2022. Note this offer cannot be combined with other discount codes. Other terms apply.
Any U.S. order over $50 qualifies for free ground shipping (choose expedited shipping to ensure delivery by Mother's Day).
For moms who are more into digital genealogy, we scouted some deals on Amazon for DNA kits as well as a fantastic memoir by one of our favorite writers, Dani Shapiro.
Ancestry DNA kits for mom
Want to learn more about maternal DNA, or help mom explore her DNA? Amazon sells test kits from a number of companies, including AncestryDNA, 23andme, MyHeritage, and FamilyTreeDNA. Note that some currently have sales running on Amazon, but we don't know how long they will last.
Also be sure to read the terms and technical requirements for accessing the results. (Amazon)
Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage
Dani Shapiro is our favorite memoirist, and this book is a top choice for Mother's Day reading gifts:
"Hourglass is an inquiry into how marriage is transformed by time - abraded, strengthened, shaped in miraculous and sometimes terrifying ways by accident and experience. With courage and relentless honesty, Dani Shapiro opens the door to her house, her marriage, and her heart, and invites us to witness her own marital reckoning - a reckoning in which she confronts both the life she dreamed of and the life she made, and struggles to reconcile the girl she was with the woman she has become." (Amazon)
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