Thursday, May 21, 2009

Genealogy and more genealogy

Here's a thought, when you start planning your long holiday weekend, invite family over and get them interested in their family history. That doesn't mean bombarding them with all kinds of questions they probably have no answer for, start simple, show them how much fun it is looking up census records and see if they can find their parents or themselves, if they are old enough. They might be surprised to find a sibling that their grandparent never mentioned. Have a happy and safe Memorial day and if they don't like sitting and searching for relatives in census records, offer to take them to the cemetery and put flowers on a grave of a loved one that served their country. Even better, find a relative that's still living and give them a hug and a 'thank you' for serving their country and be thankful they are still here to share another Memorial Day weekend.