If you’ve managed to escape the craziness of Black Friday and instead hit pause to enjoy time with your family and friends over the Thanksgiving weekend. Congratulations!
As family researchers, we tend to look back at what has happened. Holidays like Thanksgiving remind us to enjoy the present with our family, creating our own stories. Someday some descendant might be writing about us. Let’s hope that we leave behind great memories for them to share. And ok, for those of you who can’t resist doing some genealogy and shopping, combine the two! There are usually great deals on memberships and DNA testing kits.
And remember to carve out (sorry I couldn’t resist) time to capture some of those great family stories as you gather around the dining room table to eat that pumpkin pie. Give thanks for those moments. Happy Thanksgiving!
“Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.” –Lionel Hampton
“Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude”—Nigel Hamilton
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.