FAMILY HISTORY MONTH

STATE OF NEVADA A PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR

Whereas, The Clark County Nevada Genealogical Society was founded in 1976 to promote the study of family history, and to provide sound training in genealogical research; and

Whereas, the members are working to collect, preserve and disseminate genealogical information on the early citizens of the state of Nevada through its public records as well as the records of its old churches, businesses and families; and

Whereas, the history of a community, county, state and nation can best be told through the lives of its citizens; and

Whereas, adults and children should be encouraged to gather family stories, customs and traditions, and study family history as an academic discipline and appreciate the richness of the lives of our ancestors and the importance of the individual within the fabric of American history; and

Whereas, the Clark County Nevada Genealogical Society will celebrate its 17th Anniversay on September 16, 1993;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BOB MILLER, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the month of October, as

"FAMILY HISTORY MONTH"
"The History Of A Community Can Best Be Told
Through The Lives Of Its Citizens"

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It's Official

October is Family History Month in NEVADA

Congratulations! On Wednesday, September 26 (2001) the Senate passed a resolution declaring October 2001 to be "National Family History Month." Sponsored by Senator Orrin HATCH of Utah and 84 of his colleagues, the resolution notes that "family history gives individuals a sense of their heritage and a sense of responsibility in carrying out a legacy that their ancestors began."

Among the impressive details Senator HATCH mentioned:

Within the last month more than 14 million people have researched their family history and 24 million people have used the Internet and e-mail to locate family or friends with whom they've lost touch.

There are approximately 2,500 genealogical societies in the United States that represent approximately one million people.

Genealogy is currently the 2nd most popular hobby in the country and is unique in that it crosses over all religions, ethnic backgrounds, and age groups.

Genealogists are some of the most enthusiastic hobbyists around and with good reason — our hobby is all about family. That's why it is especially nice that a large family of genealogists (thousands strong!) around the country came together to contact their representatives to support Family History Month.

Family History Month is now officially the perfect time to encourage new researchers or dive back into a family line that has had you stumped. Here are some projects and research tips to get your celebration started...

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