Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Archival Acid Free Storage Boxes

Archival acid free storage is extremely important for the safe preservation and longevity of all your precious keepsakes, books, photos, documents and other memorabilia such as materials etc.

Our one piece boxes with a clamshell design and hinged lid provide a strong and easily accessible means of safely archiving your precious keepsakes for future generations.

Made with a strong blue/grey board 1.5mm thick and lined with a white lignin free paper. Also buffered with 3% calcium carbonate for an alkaline reserve which helps to protect the contents against migrating acidity and atmospheric sulphur contamination.


Available in 4 sizes allowing all the best possible options for the storage of different sizes of memorabilia.

Small 8.63 x 6.25 x 3 inches (219 x 159 x 76mm)

Medium 12.25 x 9 x 3 inches (311 x 229 x 76mm)

Large 15 x 10 x 3 inches (387 260 x 76mm)

Extra Large 17.25 x 11.5 x 3.125 inches (438 x 292 x 83mm)

We also stock Acid Free White Tissue Paper for wrapping and separating items in the boxes.


Finally we also have an Unbleached Cotton Tying Tape for safely binding documents, books etc


So if you want your research and memorabilia to stand and last the generations to come ensure you are using acid free materials and correct preservation products

Family Tree Folk

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Genealogy Slogan Mugs

Just added to our gift range these Genealogy Mugs which are an ideal gift for your genealogy friends or even to treat yourself. Certainly lets your family, friends or work colleagues know you take your hobby "seriously"!

These mugs are sent out in a polystyrene packing box to ensure safe transit to the destination address.

We hope to bring further designs and slogan mugs in the near future.

Created by the Family Tree Folk to raise a smile for the friends and family of any serious Family Historian!
The Step Backwards Mug

The Annoying Genealogist Mug
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Friday, 6 May 2011

Archival Safe Photo Pen

Our archival safe photo Signature pen is acid free and a pen that can be safely used not only on the backs of photographs but also on the front. Acid free ink should be used not only for protecting your photographs but also for the longevity of what you have written.

Using normal non acid free ink can not only harm your photographs and documents but the ink will almost certainly fade and not preserve your information for long term.

We have just secured a large order of these pens from the Manx Museum on the Isle of Man http://www.gov.im/mnh/heritage/museums/manxmuseum.xml

Certainly archivists and museums etc know how to safely archive documents, photographs and artifacts. If you have any questions on preserving your Family History please contact us or visit our Archiving section at


Wednesday, 4 May 2011

New Products for May

We have taken delivery of some new exciting products to add to our comprehensive range of magnifiers and LED lights.

First up (and one we sold even before they arrived - see below).

The Hands Free Lighted Magnifier with a x1.5 magnification and a x4 bifocal insert. Also illuminated and the batteries are included.


We also have in stock this useful magnifier with powerful LED and retractable tweezers! So handy for a multitude of tasks as well as genealogy, scrapbooking, crafts and for removing splinters!

Added to our powerful LED booklight range we have two new additions. First the ultra slim clip on booklight in silver or black.

For more versatility and travel we have a goose neck total flexible lightweight booklight again with strong LED and clip on for your books etc. Available in Silver or Black.

Finally what a lovely show of appreciation from one of our customers in Texas, USA. Yes we do ship worldwide. Thanks to our customer in Texas Fran Ellsworth. Also worthy of a follow on genealogy.

 See the blog posting at:


If you need any advice on these or any of our products including archiving your research safely please email me at mike@familytreefolk.co.uk or phone us on 01977 791657

Family Tree Folk

Friday, 11 February 2011

Family Tree Printing

Have you printed out your long family tree on pages of A4 paper then had to trim the edges and margins, line up and stick together? Or have you used a roll of wallpaper to write it out by hand?

Many Family Historians/Genealogists have all experienced the above but Family Tree Folk have the solution!

We have 90 gsm A4 bright white acid free continuous fine perforated paper in 20 sheet packs (nearly 6 metres) allowing you to print your tree with no breaks. Print or write between 1 and 20 to suit the length of your tree.

See: http://www.familytreefolk.co.uk/page_11178.html

Family Tree Folk

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Latest News

Sorry we have been absent from posting for awhile but with Christmas and the VAT increases we have been very busy here at Family Tree Folk. We thought we would just let you know about a few bits of news.

First we have had to review our prices following not only the VAT increase to 20% but also some increases from our suppliers. However although we have applied increases many prices have been held and some have even been reduced!

Our Genealogy CD Desk 2011 Calendar RRP £4.95 has now been reduced to £2.95 and will also be sent FREE with any orders over £50 (not inc P&P). Whilst stocks last.


We have introduced following many requests from our customers a Gift Voucher button on our website. Many genealogists, family historians and general customers can now pass this link on to family and friends who may be unsure what to buy a genealogist.

We have a regular updated list of Family History Fairs in the UK (why not bookmark it on your PC?)


We are also busy posting genealogy posts on our sister blog the Genealogy Gazette which has many useful links to often free database research sites.


Finally we have added many new links with dedicated pages on our website for other genealogical interests


Happy Researching from all at Family Tree Folk

Family Tree Folk