O Christmas Tree

Are your family members not cooperating with your quest to gather genealogical data over the holidays? Then try switching your approach and disguising your genealogy questions.  A seasonal topic of discussion could be Christmas trees, either the one in your living room, in the local mall, or in Rockefeller Square. People have associations, memories, and…

Happy Birthday America

As family members and neighbors gather together to celebrate the 238th birthday of the United States, it’s a good time for talking with family members about how the holiday was celebrated in the past. How many of your group can remember that Independence Day became a paid federal holiday in 1941? Before then, it was…