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?
6 thoughts on “National Family History Month”
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!!!
Hooray! I love it!!
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!
Exactly, right?! Have fun road-tripping!!
Why in the world can’t they just approve it? How does it bother them? What could be an objection?!
That’s what I think! Just do it already for crying out loud. Poor Senator repeatedly tries, gets it passed through one body and then it stalls so it doesn’t become a permanent thing. (Insert head shake here.)