As a genealogist, one of the things you are no doubt concerned with is getting your young children interested in genealogy. After all, you want your genealogy work to be preserved and to continue long after you. Unless you donate all of your research to an archives or historical society, where it may or may not ever be used, you will need to have at least one child in your family who is interested in the work you do and in preserving and continuing it. It’s also a lot of fun to work on the genealogy research with your kids. The best way to get kids interested in genealogy is to start when they are young. Here are five ways to do it.
Thanksgiving is one of our most cherished American holidays. Yet, its beginnings are murky. There is the traditional story of the Native Americans and the Pilgrims, but that is only a simplified version of what really happened, and has only a vague connection to the Thanksgiving we celebrate today. In fact, the real story of America’s Thanksgiving involves a lot of different players across four centuries. This is the true story of Thanksgiving in America and how our ancestors celebrated it.