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Genealogy gift idea: EasyGenie's new deluxe genealogy gift bundle

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Genealogy gift idea: EasyGenie's new deluxe genealogy gift bundle

Looking for a holiday gift or birthday present for someone interested in genealogy? Check out our new deluxe genealogy gift bundle, which brings together some of our top-selling genealogy charts plus a few extra items for new and experienced genealogists: Nicole and I spent a long time deciding what to put in the deluxe gift bundle. We already know what our customers like when it comes to genealogy charts and forms kits, but when we saw sales of our new archival-quality pen & pencil set take off, we knew we had to add it, too!  The kit is rounded out with a copy of...

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Announcing our largest fillable genealogy PDF yet

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Announcing our largest fillable genealogy PDF yet

Customers have been asking for big genealogy PDFs, and EasyGenie answered the call! We are happy to announce our newest PDF download, the fillable six-generation LARGE PRINT pedigree chart. It's the same size as our printed 6-generation charts, but offers genealogists the opportunity to type or paste in names and dates into the PDF, and then print them out at home or use a professional printer. For folks whose handwriting isn't strong, this is a great option to track and preserve genealogy data.     The Six-Generation LARGE PRINT Fillable PDF is optimized for Adobe Reader (Windows/Mac). Use a standard desktop PC or laptop to open the...

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Time to rethink your Ancestry.com account?

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There will likely be major changes at Ancestry after controversial private equity firm Blackstone acquired it in a multibillion-dollar deal. While champaign corks are popping on Wall Street, Ancestry's millions of users are wondering what  Blackstone will do with the genealogy and DNA data it now controls. Roberta Estes, a respected genealogist and blogger known for her explanations of complex genetic genealogy topics, had this to say: I’m not comfortable now sharing my DNA through Ancestry, especially since it seems that their new owners aren’t terribly focused on genealogy, but on medical research and with strong ownership links to a...

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Framed genealogy charts as gifts

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A customer had a great question about framing EasyGenie genealogy charts: Do you sell picture frames to hang them once the charts are completed? I want to give my sons charts that they can display on a wall at their homes. What a fantastic gift idea! Not only will it help children and their family members remember their ancestry, but a framed, handwritten chart is an heirloom that reflects the character of the person who did the research and entered the information. We don't sell genealogy picture frames, but Amazon has a nice selection of 17 x 22 inch charts (like the one shown in the picture). Make sure...

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How are EasyGenie forms different than the free ones on the Internet?

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Sometimes people ask us why bother purchasing our printed genealogy forms, when it's possible to download free genealogy forms off the Internet. There are a number of reasons why.  Reason #1 EasyGenie forms are printed on acid-free paper on offset and high-quality digital printers. This is far different than the flimsy printer paper most people use at home. If properly stored, EasyGenie forms can last hundreds of years, and won't yellow or crumble. Quoting archivists at the Library of Congress: "Good quality paper stored in good conditions (cooler temperatures; 30-40% relative humidity) are able to last a long time -- even hundreds of years." Reason #2 EasyGenie has designs...

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