At some point, we all wonder about the people who came before us. What were they like? How did they influence our lives? What can we learn from them?
October is Family History Month – the perfect time to find answers to all of your questions.
Discovering the past can be an exhilarating experience, and there are many tools to help you through your journey. Genealogists spend hours reviewing websites, visiting cemeteries and historical locations, or pouring through old documents and photos. You never know where a clue to your past might turn up next.
At PeopleFinders, we have another great suggestion for uncovering your lineage. Talk to the current members of your extended family tree. Anyone out there could have unexpected stories, pictures or heirlooms to share. Get in touch with your relatives today, and learn about the past from people who lived it.
Family History Month isn’t only about the past. It’s also a time to celebrate the people who own a branch on your family tree today. Take a little extra time for your relatives this month. After all, one of the greatest treasures in life is the connection you make with people who share your history.
Not sure how to find all the members of your extended family? The solution is a people search. Use this service to find anyone, anywhere and make new connections with your relatives. Then you can build up your family ties and learn exciting tidbits about the past.
Preserve Your Memories
As you celebrate Family History Month, take a little time to focus on yourself. You can do more than investigate your roots – you can also carve your own spot in history. It’s time to share your story.
Write down the exciting tales from your life, and save them for future generations. Start a scrapbook that includes personal photos, documents, newspaper clippings and anything else you treasure. Create videos that you can share with family members. Use October as an opportunity to start developing and preserving the story of you.
Happy Family History Month
You never know what you’ll find when you start your own ancestral adventure. Chances are you’ll learn a lot about the past, and even a little about yourself. October gives you 31 exciting days to build connections to your entire family: past and present.
So how will you celebrate Family History Month? Leave us a comment to share your thoughts, and thank you for reading the PeopleFinders people search blog.