That’s right all you enthusiasts, it’s that time of year again. Family History Month is just one week away. Congress, in 2001, declared October as Family History Month in the United States. Senator Orrin Hatch stated, “By searching for our roots, we come closer together as a human family.” Today, the celebration of our ancestors continues, and Family History Month events are everywhere.
Did you know? New Zealand celebrates Family History Month in August. They are over, we still get to look forward to our month. So, how will celebrate Family History Month? Here are a few ideas:
- Kimberly Powell offers this article on about.com:10 Ways to Celebrate Family History Month: Projects to Explore and Preserve Your Family Heritage
- Also on about.com, Sherri Osborn suggest some craft ideas in her article on Family History Month
- Look for local family history events, classes, and fairs. For example, the Ritter Public Library in Vermilion, OH will offer classes throughout the month
- The George Memorial Library, Richmond, Texas is likewise involved, offering their own program
Just Google your own hometown, local genealogy club or historical society, events are happening everywhere.