Happy Thanksgiving! Take a break for researching your ancestors and enjoy time with your living relatives! Have a great day!
Recent additions of my genealogy magazines subscriptions have had a plethora of great sites and informational content. Over the next few weeks I’ll pick out a few and share my experience in “trying them out”. This week let’s look at the “Raphael Tuck and Sons Oilette Collection” at the Newberry Library.
There’s something about the transition between Fall and Winter that triggers the urge to sort and clean. (or at least think about it!) We should periodically do this with our genealogy research. I’m not suggesting that you go mad and throw away your research but instead spend time sorting and re-reading your treasures. Let’s look at the benefits.
As we remember those who have gone before us, pause this weekend to remember those who didn’t return from wars and the veterans that did. We owe them our freedom and the right to choose our life paths. Some of them never got the chance.
Spend time with a veteran or your family, visit the grave of a veteran or attending a Veterans Day program in your community. Another way to honor them is to spend time researching one of your ancestors who served. This weekend Findmypast is giving free access in honor of Veteran’s Day, November 8 -11.
And for those who like to know more, here’s a link to a nice article about Veterans Day and its history.
“For the veteran, thank you for bravely doing what you’re called to do so we can safely do what we’re free to do.”– author unknown
Hope you survived the visits from the ghouls, goblins, cowboys and princesses! With Halloween this week I started wondering about when/if celebrating Halloween was anything that our ancestors did? This week let’s look at the holiday and think about ways to incorporate this holiday into your stories.
With a lifelong passion for genealogy and history, the author enjoys the opportunity to share genealogy tidbits, inspiring others to research and write their family story.