October is National Family History Month
Here are some ideas to get your family involved.
Write a biographical sketch and share it with your family.
Share someone's life story.
Share a story from your youth with a child.
Tell stories about life when you were a child.
Record the history of your family heirlooms.
Record the origin of things and stories about how you came to have them.
Create an heirloom, such as a cross-stitch, embroidery, crocheted blankets. Take photos of items and make a scrapbook.
Cook up some family recipes.
They can be recorded with any stories that go with them.
Make copies of family photos.
Scan them into a computer and print them out.
Pass out copies of family trees.
There are several computer genealogy programs available.
Write a letter and spread some good will.
Send a thank you note to clerks and librarians that have been helpful in your search efforts.
Create some memories to preserve for your own family.