Serving a side dish of family history for Thanksgiving Dinner

The Family History Guide Activities Section makes it easy to include family history fun in your Thanksgiving celebration. New activities you choose to do this year just may become traditions that make Thanksgiving day more fun, meaningful, and memorable for years to come.  Traditions are unique and varied wherever and whenever you find families celebrating a day of gratitude. What comes to your mind at the mention of this particular holiday? Is it imagining the luscious aroma of the over-stuffed turkey slowly roasting in the oven or the vision of over-stuffed family members lounging on the couch, watching a football game after the feast?

Perhaps your family doesn’t have a tradition of watching football, but they participate in other entertaining family activities year after year. My husband’s family has a tradition of some members always crawling behind a couch after dinner and moaning out loud from the discomfort of over-eating! I was a bit surprised when my mother-in-law and her sister did that the first Thanksgiving I spent with them

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Cousin Connections Can Bring Astonishing Results

Have you gone to the Memories section of Family Search yet?  The Family History Guide can teach you how to use this valuable section that is accessible on the Home page Project 2.  The Memories Section of FamilySearch is a compilation of photos and stories and documents that you or others can add to your ancestors’ pages.  The advantage to that is that once added, they can be preserved and shared in a safe place for all to enjoy.  It is so worthwhile to learn how to use this feature of FamilySearch Family Tree.  Your precious photos and documents will be so much safer there than is a box somewhere.

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Fun with games and apps (links are in The Family History Guide Children’s Section)

 Along with a myriad of activity ideas and resources, The Family History Guide Children’s Section includes links to family history apps and games to give children an alternative to some that are less productive and educational. They are so much fun and a great way to help kids get interested in family history. A few of our grandchildren were playing a game called Geneopardy and discovering all kinds of interesting facts about their ancestors who are on our FamilySearch family tree. Their great-grandfather, Orson Clark, was one name that came up often. The boys were enjoying learning about his life and family as they sought for the correct answers to the questions that were presented. Later on, the boys were playing a game called Crokinole (a dexterity board game similar to Carrom) and having a Continue reading “Fun with games and apps (links are in The Family History Guide Children’s Section)”