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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Family History Month

I knew that October was Hispanic Heritage month but what I didn't know was that in 2001 Congress passed a resolution making October 'Family History Month'. Going into the month I kept thinking it was a great month to get myself back on track. I love my Hispanic heritage and family history in general so what better time than October to pull myself together. Well the month is almost over and as you can tell I am still not really 'With It'.

I did do a bit of looking around for ideas of fun ways to celebrate both Hispanic Heritage and Family History. I found some good links at Family Tree Magazine. I also found some fun activities being held at public libraries and genealogy societies. Yet each time I sat down to write a post sharing these finds and remind everyone of the fun way to collect family history which I wrote last year, my mind went blank. So not only did the post never get written but my motivation to get out and take part in the many activities never appeared. 

So when My Mother-in-Law called and asked if I would fly out and spend a week with her and my Father-in-Law this month I was overjoyed. I will be leaving VA this afternoon on a plane headed for Arizona. I am looking forward to visiting with my late husbands' parents and hopefully they will share some of their families early history with me so I can record it to pass on to my children and grandchildren. 

What heritage based activities have you participated in this month if any?

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