Family History Month Challenge

Family History Month Day Nine: Share with your Family

by Eowyn Langholf and Abby Glann
Hi Cousins!

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October is Family History Month so for fun we’re giving a challenge every day of the month relating to ways you can celebrate your family, your lineage and your heritage!

Ready for Day 9? Here it is: Share your research with your family. I know, so many of them aren’t as interested in your hobby as you are, but find an interesting story or photo (or few), sit down and share it with them. Especially the younger generations might find it really cool to hear about Great Grandpa in the War or Uncle Joe’s penchant for shoemaking.

Family History Month Challenge Day Eight: Are You Connected?

by Eowyn Langholf and Abby Glann
Hi Cousins!
 

October is Family History Month so for fun we’re giving a challenge every day of the month relating to ways you can celebrate your family, your lineage and your heritage!

Ready for Day 8? Here it is: Have you figured out how you’re connected to the rest of the world, yet? Check out the Global Family Reunion on WikiTree, Geni, and FamilySearch to see if you can find some ancestors you share with AJ Jacobs and the rest of world.

Not sure how to do that? Complete our Join the Family form and we can help you get started!

Family History Month Challenge Day Seven: Do Something With Those Old Photos

by Eowyn Langholf and Abby Glann 
Hi Cousins!
 

October is Family History Month so for fun we’re giving a challenge every day of the month relating to ways you can celebrate your family, your lineage and your heritage!

Ready for Day 7? Here it is: Do something with those old photos. Scan them into the computer so you do not lose them should something happen, and then save them a few different ways-on a disc, a removable drive, an online “cloud” like AncestorCloud or DropBox. Be sure to put who is in the photo and their information in the file name.

Family History Month Challenge Day Six: Volunteer at your Local Society

by Eowyn Langholf and Abby Glann 
Hi Cousins!
 

October is Family History Month so for fun we’re giving a challenge every day of the month relating to ways you can celebrate your family, your lineage and your heritage!

Ready for Day 6? Here it is: Volunteer at your local historical society for an hour. Who knows-you might find something that helps you out as much as you helped them!

Here’s some helpful links:

Family History Month Challenge Day Five: Research a Collateral Ancestor

by Eowyn Langholf and Abby Glann 
Hi Cousins!
 

October is Family History Month so for fun we’re giving a challenge every day of the month relating to ways you can celebrate your family, your lineage and your heritage!

Ready for Day 5? Here it is: Research a collateral ancestor. Who was your great aunt’s husband? What about that gal with the funny name who married your fifth great uncle? Go find out about someone new. Sometimes clues for your own direct line lay buried with those collateral families.

Check out:

Lessons Learned From Collateral Lines
Cluster & Collateral Genealogy on Cyndi’s List

Family History Month Challenge Day Four: Start a Scrapbook

by Eowyn Langholf and Abby Glann 
Hi Cousins!
 

October is Family History Month so for fun we’re giving a challenge every day of the month relating to ways you can celebrate your family, your lineage and your heritage!

Ready for Day 4? Here it is: Start a family history scrapbook. Having all that information on the computer is great, but start your family story, including pictures and the stories your family tells you, as well as those in old town histories.

Here are a few sites that can help you get started!

  1. Scrapbooking your Family History 
  2. Scrap your Family History
  3. Scrapbooking on Cyndi’s List

Family History Month Challenge Day 3: Visit a Cemetery

by Eowyn Langholf and Abby Glann 
Hi Cousins!
 

October is Family History Month so for fun we’re giving a challenge every day of the month relating to ways you can celebrate your family, your lineage and your heritage!

Ready for Day 3? Here it is: Visit a cemetery you haven’t yet to find the headstones of some of your ancestors. Take pictures. Post them on that collaborative site you joined!

Here are some great tips for visiting a cemetery.

Do you enjoy photographing tombstones? Both WikiTree and Geni have cemetery projects you might be interested in joining!

Family History Month Challenge Day 2: Start a One Name Study

by Eowyn Langholf and Abby Glann 
Hi Cousins!
 

October is Family History Month so for fun we’re giving a challenge every day of the month relating to ways you can celebrate your family, your lineage and your heritage!

Ready for Day 2? Here it is: Start a One Name Study for one of your unique family names or one of your favorites.

A One Name Study is a project researching a specific surname rather then a particular line (such as ancestors or descendants).

Both Geni.com and WikiTree.com have projects dedicated to One Name Studies and could help get you started!

Hi Cousins!

October is Family History Month so for fun we’re giving a challenge every day of the month relating to ways you can celebrate your family, your lineage and your heritage!

Ready for Day 1? Here it is: – See more at: http://globalfamilyreunion2015.blogspot.com/#sthash.n63YaHLn.dpuf

Hi Cousins!

October is Family History Month so for fun we’re giving a challenge every day of the month relating to ways you can celebrate your family, your lineage and your heritage!

Ready for Day 1? Here it is: – See more at: http://globalfamilyreunion2015.blogspot.com/#sthash.n63YaHLn.dpuf


Family History Month Challenge: Day 1

by Eowyn Langholf and Abby Glann

Hi Cousins!

October is Family History Month so for fun we’re giving a challenge every day of the month relating to ways you can celebrate your family, your lineage and your heritage!

Ready for Day 1? Here it is:  Join a collaborative genealogy site to start sharing your research with others.

Not sure where to join? There are several great collaborative sites to try out and see what works best for you.  Here are a few:


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