I’ve been watching the recorded sessions from our 45th Family History Workshop and enjoyed the tips that Rick Crume, in his presentation “How to Organize Your Digital Files,” gave on labeling and identifying our digital records, photos and documents within our own files as well as when we share those online trees. By labeling items clearly and consistently this helps relatives and future researching understand what the record or photo is and why it is relevant. All of this made me think more about how to preserve the genealogy research that we have done when we are gone. While it is a slightly morbid thought, we all want to make sure that our meticulous work isn’t thrown out with the trash! Let’s look at ideas for preserving our genealogy research.
September is here and I am happy to announce that the Heritage Education Commission is hosting our 45th Family History Workshop. We have great speakers lined up and the best part is you can enjoy this virtual conference from the comfort of your home. Our main speaker Jill N. Crandall, MA, GA will be presenting live on September 18th. If you can’t make that day, no worries. All the sessions will be on demand for registrants through October 2021. As cochair this year, I hope that you will enjoy this virtual workshop and find key information to help you with your family history.
To learn more and to register check out our website HEC Workshop General Info (heritageed.com) It will be a fun event. Hope you can make it!
Much like in the United States, early European settlements in Canada happened on the east and west coasts with Ontario as one of the target areas for settlement in mid-eighteen-hundreds. And like in the United States, when new areas were opened for settlement, people moved further west into the prairie provinces of Manitoba, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. Let’s look at what is available for genealogical research in those areas.
BLOG – Happy Labor Day
Well summer is officially coming to an end with Labor Day Weekend. Fall is my favorite season with the warm days and crisps nights. However, I am not in any hurry to have Winter arrive! As you salute the last days of summer with family and friends, here are few links about the history of Labor Day. Surprisingly the first Labor Day was observed in 1887 while Congress didn’t pass a bill to make it official until 1894. I wonder what our farmer ancestors thought…did they take a holiday from chores? Their milk cows may have had a say on what work got done. Enjoy!
History of Labor Day | U.S. Department of Labor (dol.gov)
What Is Labor Day? History and Meaning • FamilySearch
10 Labor Day Facts Everyone Should Know - Labor Day Trivia, Facts, and History (goodhousekeeping.com)
Labor Day - Wikipedia
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