October is National Family History Month.
It’s a bit of a puzzle to try to determine if it really is or isn’t. Go ahead and give a whirl. Maybe you can figure it out well enough to explain. This is what I can tell you. Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah has introduced and helped pass legislation every year for many years to designate October as National Family History Month. I can’t find anything that indicates it has happened this year, but I like the idea so I’m going to celebrate whether some government agency put a stamp of approval on it or not.
How do I celebrate?
Well, I keep working on my family history like I always do but I add an extra element. I post some small thing on Facebook everyday. A photo, a short story or anecdote, a ‘did you know?’ about a record collection or website. Just simple things each day. I plan to do it again this year in honor of National Family History Month. The month that may or may not be a thing this year.
Join me won’t you? How will you celebrate?