Celebrate the History of Thanksgiving

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  Thanksgiving is upon us!  However, many of our ancestors did not celebrate the modern Thanksgiving we know today. Yes, the first Thanksgiving was celebrated by the Pilgrims in 1621.  Not until George Washington was President, was another Thanksgiving celebrated … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Family History Gift Ideas for Adults

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Jewelry—create special family history jewelry to either commemorate a person in your family or using heirloom jewelry. You can share the story with your child. Family Recipe Book—write out your favorite family recipes, include some memories and pictures and bind … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Genealogy Gift Ideas for Senior Adults

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Blankets—older adults often get cold very easily.  However, you can take a picture and have Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Shutterfly or another company create a blanket from a family picture. Coffee Mugs—each morning my grandmother has hot chocolate with her 3 great-grandchildren.  … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Genealogy Gift Ideas for Children

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Create a placemat of your family tree.  You can go back to grandparents or great-grandparents.  Use pictures for each family member.  On the back, createacollage of favorite family pictures with various family members. Decorate a doll in the dress of … Continued