When do “the holidays” begin and end for you? For me, they start with Thanksgiving and end on January 1st. Halloween serves as a heads-up: The holidays are coming!
No matter what holidays you celebrate, if you are lucky enough to have a family that enjoys getting together (in person or virtually), it’s the perfect time for sharing family photos and stories. It’s also a great opportunity to learn from your elders, share your genealogy discoveries, and create new memories.
Here is a roundup of inspiring posts by some of my favorite resources, all of whom are featured in my book, What’s a Photo Without the Story? How to Create Your Family Legacy.
At Thanksgiving, we can create history for our descendants — Janine Adams, Organize Your Family History
Family Stories: Eat Them Up This Thanksgiving and All Year Round — Thomas MacEntee, Genealogy Bargains
5 Tips for Gathering Family Stories — Amy Johnson Crow, Modern Genealogy Made Easy
3 Great Benefits of Crowdsourcing Family Stories From Old Photos — Lisa Lisson, Are You My Cousin?
Upcoming Family Reunion? Here’s How to Plan Your Group Photo — Caroline Guntur, Organizing Photos
Fun Family History Activities for the Holidays — Andi Willis, Good Life Photo Solutions
Holiday Photos and Caption Clues — Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective
Quick Ways To Share Your Family History — Crista Cowan, Ancestry
And here’s a post I wrote last year containing some (perhaps) surprising tips from me, and gift suggestions from some of the same bloggers, authors, podcasters and service providers shown above:
What holidays do you celebrate with family?
Do you take the opportunity to share photos and stories?
Please let us know in the comments below!
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