Family Tree Gift Experience: Learn how to use to research your family tree

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Family Tree Gift Experience: Learn how to use to research your family tree
Family Tree Gift Experience: Learn how to use to research your family tree

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Family Tree Gift Experience: Learn how to use to research your family tree

Model Number: FTG-AN1
We are excited by this brand new gift experience. Learn how to research a family tree using! Our genealogist will show the gift recipient, the tips, tricks, and most effective searches for using the popular genealogy website.

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Christmas Posting - Select Special Delivery to receive by 23rd December.


Due to COVID19 we are currently providing a 15 MONTH expiry date on all genealogy experiences rather than our usual 12 MONTHS.


Family Tree Gift Experience: Learn how to use to research your family tree
You or the gift recipient are invited to London to learn how the website may help you research your family tree. You will visit the home of genealogy: The Society of Genealogists or another suitable London record repository.

You or the gift recipient will be accompanied by your own personal genealogist, who will guide you through using to help research your family tree. You will learn how to filter results, use the best search terms, use wildcards, view records, add citations, use Ancestry in tandem with other websites to get the best results, and ultimately find the correct ancestors!



On the Research Day
The day starts with a visit to a coffee shop to chat about the family tree and the research or information the gift recipient has already discovered. Then it's over to the Society of Genealogists or alternative repository for an afternoon looking at the website. The gift recipient will also have the option to look around the society's library.



Does it cover overseas research?
No. This Gift Experience is suitable for gift recipients with British origins, it does not cover overseas research.

(If you or the gift recipient has Scottish origins then you will need to purchase credits at ScotlandsPeople in advance of the day.

This is because the Scottish government do not licence their records to third parties and therefore their records cannot be accessed for free at the Society of Genealogists or other repositories outside Scotland. holds some Scottish records, but they are not sufficient to research a family tree accurately. This genealogy experience will show the gift recipient how they can use the Ancestry website in tandem with ScotlandsPeople for efficient and effective searching).



Entry Level
Beginners/intermediate - for individuals who have searched no further than the beginning of the 19th century. Not suitable for those with advanced knowledge of genealogy.



Details of the Day
Day starts at 10:30 am and finishes at 3:00 pm. Gift recipient has the option of staying at the Society of Genealogists or alternative repository until 3:45 pm, but the genealogist will leave them at 3:00 pm.

Meeting point is at 10:30 am outside the Barbican Station, City of London (Hammersmith and City, Circle, and Metropolitan lines).


Morning: one-to-one discussion and chat.
Afternoon visit to the Society of Genealogists or alternative repository to look at

One-to-one discussion with a genealogist
Morning Coffee and cake
Society of Genealogist's entrance fee.

Travel expenses
Hotel fees
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Subscription to



Maximum Number of People
This day is designed for one person only. Family and friends may travel with the gift recipient, but will be required to leave them at the meeting point.
Not suitable for individuals under 16.



What to bring
Lunch. Alternatively buy from one of the sandwich shops in the area.
Pencils - leave your pens and erasers at home.
Blank paper/pad.
Details of your family tree and your research so far.

Leave any valuables at home.



Days Available
The Society of Genealogists has limited opening hours. For this gift day you will need to be available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.



Booking the day
After you have placed your order, you can book your day online by visiting Book Your Gift Experience. Your gift voucher for this gift experience is valid for 12 months after purchase, but please keep in mind we have a limited number of days available during our busy season from October to December.



Guidelines for visiting a record office
Most record offices have rules. The gift recipient will be entering the record office on the day - they will be required to respect its rules:

  • No food and drink in the library only in the eating area
  • No pens only pencils allowed in the library
  • No mobile phones in the library
  • No rucksacks or large bags
  • Bags are not allowed in the library and must be placed in a locker
  • No cameras or laptops in the library unless by prior arrangement.

IMPORTANT - The Gift Recipient will need to bring the following:
A photo ID
Proof of address



Making Your Payment
To order, pay by credit/debit card using the following options:

a. Direct from our site. We do not capture or keep any of your card details on our servers.

b. By PayPal. Please note it is not necessary to be a member of PayPal to use it. Please select PayPal as your payment option, complete the Checkout process, and enter your credit/debit card details on the PayPal payment page.

To order by phone please call 07788647670 and have your debit card ready.



What happens after you place an order
We will send you a Gift Voucher Presentation Pack with a 12 month voucher. This is usually sent out within 48 hours (excluding weekends and bank holidays).



Gift Voucher Terms and Conditions - please read full Terms on our T&Cs page
The gift voucher for this gift experience is valid for twelve months after purchase. Gift Experiences must be booked and completed before the expiry date. We will not fulfill gift experiences after the voucher has expired under any circumstances.



Refunds and Cancellations of Gift Experiences
If you wish to cancel an order for a Gift Experience you are required to do so within 14 days of purchase. To cancel within the 14 day period simply inform us in writing. Please allow 7 days for us to process your refund.

We cannot cancel or refund orders after 14 days or if you have booked a date for the gift experience within the 14 day period.



Rescheduling your day
After a booking has been made, we will endeavour to accommodate any request you make to reschedule your booking. Any request must be made up to 21 business days before your chosen date; requests made within 21 business days of your chosen date are subject to a £30 admin fee. In either scenario we cannot guarantee that any alternative requirements will be met.


Cancellations by us
In the unfortunate event of illness or unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to reschedule any gift experience. Family History Gifts is unable to reimburse any expenses you may have occurred in relation to the cancelled event.

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