National Family History Month


National Family History Month

October is National Family History Month.

Sort of.

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?


Author: thegenealogygirl

I'm a girl who loves genealogy. Let me tell you about it.

6 thoughts on “National Family History Month

  1. Count me in! I’ll celebrate by reading your posts everyday and glean all the new info I can…then my plan will be to do some FH each day. Thanks for the motivation!!!


  2. So funny~ and so appropriate. If it isn’t a bit murky and doesn’t need “a little more research” I don’t think it really qualifies as anything authentically categorical to “family history”
    It even takes digging to figure out whether or not you’re celebrating it in the right month! I think that makes it more realistic 🙂 October is my favorite month for road-trips and communing with headstones! That’s how I’ll be celebrating!


  3. Why in the world can’t they just approve it? How does it bother them? What could be an objection?!


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