Do you have a favorite ancestor - one you have concentrated on researching or have a lot of information about? Create a special framed tribute for this ancestor as a gift. A quick and easy framed gift could include anything you've found about your ancestor, such as:
- a photograph of the ancestor along with a copy of a census or land record, plus a story about your ancestor's life during that time
- If your ancestor was an immigrant you can frame a copy of the passenger list, a naturalization record, a census record which shows their year of immigration or a history or photo of the ship on which they emigrated.
- For ancestors who served in the military, frame ideas include a history of the battles in which they served, pension records, discharge papers, photographs and information about any awards for valor or service.
- If your ancestor was a farmer you can include copies of deeds, a listing of his assets from an agricultural schedule (US census) or probate record, maps of the area and photographs.
Family histories don't have to be big thick tomes detailing thousands of ancestors. Think how much your relatives might treasure a special framed gift commemorating something special in the life of their favorite ancestor!