Family History Month
Celebrate Family History Month
In 2001, Congress first passed a resolution introduced by Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, who wrote, "By searching for our roots, we come closer together as a human family." Family history enthusiasts continue to celebrate Family History Month every October.
Don't hesitate to hold your own party. Give yourself a whole Saturday at the library or Family History Center, ask a relative your burning family history questions, put some photos in an album, jot down a family story, or tell your state representative how much you appreciate your public library's genealogy resources. If you're short on time, follow these 14 suggestions for genealogy research projects you can do on your lunch hour
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Celebrate Family History Month at Home!
Here are a few more ways to observe Family History Month with your family. Click the links below for tips and suggestions:
- Honor an ancestor's memory by visiting his or her burial site. If you'd like to remember your visit with a tombstone rubbing, make sure the stone is sound and rubbings are permitted, then follow these instructions.
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