We had the best time yesterday doing this inter-generational heirloom activity. What objects from the past have you kept because they have special meaning to you? What has been passed down in your family? Do your children know about them? Kids and families can work together on this heirloom hunt to learn about the heirlooms in their family. My son recently interviewed his grandparents over video chat to fill out his inherited traits chart. We were learning so much and laughing so much. He loved talking with them about his hitchhiker's thumb that he shares with Daddy, and learning about the...
Memorial Day is coming up. Although the purpose of Memorial Day is honoring those who have died in the service of our country, many Americans visit memorials and cemeteries on Memorial Day for other ancestors too. Last year I received this email from FamilySearch.org before Memorial Day: You can sign in to the FamilySearch Memorial Page and see your ancestors' headstones plotted on a map (at least those that are connected to BillionGraves.com). After receiving this email, we were inspired to find out if any of our ancestors were buried nearby. We found that my husband had ancestors buried in both Safford and Taylor, Arizona....
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