How Do You Honor Ancestors? 12 Family History Celebrations

Colorful candles on the cemetery at All Saints Day, Poland

The holidays are all about fun, food, tradition, and family – with family being the most important part. But so that we don’t have to limit celebrating our families during the holidays, let’s expand our horizons. That way, no matter what time of the year it is, we can answer the question: how can we…

Why Are Some Last Names So Common?

Blank name tags that say HELLO MY NAME IS.

Growing up with a rarer (and deceptively simple to pronounce) surname, part of me envied kids who had more common last names – that didn’t get tripped up on during that first day of school’s attendance. But it has made me wonder – why some last names are more common than others. So, I asked…

21+ Best Family Reunion Ideas to Celebrate Family History

A family, with parents, children and grandparents, enjoy a picnic

From what I understand, family reunions can either be huge drains – or can be amazing and enriching experiences. So what are some awesome family reunion activity ideas to help celebrate family history – that are also totally awesome? Celebrating family history can enrich family reunions by adding stories, creating traditions, cooking meals together, or…

Selecting the Safest Way to Store Family Documents

Image of 3D data storage showing a laptop and file cabinet

Looking through old family photos and documents can get overwhelming pretty quickly. Especially if you’re trying to find the safest way to store those documents! What is the safest and best way to store important family documents? The safest way to store family documents is to create digital copies and then store the originals in…

11 Ways to Help Youth Learn to Love Doing Genealogy

A head and shoulders image of two smiling caucasian real teenage girls. The girls are 13 year old twin sisters. The image is outdoors on a sunny day in the park. Extreme shallow depth of field,

Teaching youth to love things takes a good bit of talent, inspiration, and knowing how to make it relevant. So how do you help youth learn to love doing genealogy and family history? Are there any special tricks to know? To inspire the youth to love genealogy and connect with family, make it fun. Help…

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