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5 Fun Family History Activities for the Holidays

Make Your Holiday Get Together Memorable with These Genealogy Activities

Family History Activities & Projects for the HolidaysThe holiday season is a wonderful time to gather with our loved ones. It may even be the only time of year that you can visit with certain family members who live far away. This is why the holidays offer the perfect opportunity to gather around relatives to talk about genealogy and your family tree.

Make your holidays even more memorable this year by trying out some of these fun family history activities at your annual get together.

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5 Fun Family Holiday Traditions to Celebrate Your Family’s History

Discover Your Family’s Story by Starting New Holiday Traditions

5 Fun Family Holiday Traditions to Celebrate Family HistoryIf you’re already researching your family’s history, then you likely know how cultural traditions and family stories intertwine to give you a better understanding of your ancestors’ lives. And as you celebrate the holidays with extended family members this season, you may find that it’s the best time of year to start new family traditions that will help you learn more about your living relatives, and help you discover family stories.

Family holiday traditions play an important role in families as they can provide a sense of identity to both children and adults, strengthen family bonds and teach family values. Traditions surrounding the holiday season can also inspire new family stories year after year, which can aid future generations in their own family history research and help you with family tree creation today.

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15 Classic Christmas Carols You May Have Sung as a Child…Using Surnames

It’s time for another fun holiday surname post! Previously, we conducted surname research on names that exude the spirit of this holly jolly season. And now, just in time for Christmas, we are bringing you a collection of classic Christmas songs using surnames from the Crestleaf database that may just entice you to go caroling out in the snow. Which Christmas carols do you remember singing as a child?

Christmas Carolers

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Christmas Genealogy: Holiday-Related Surnames for the Christmas Season

Christmas Surname Research

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Just as we did for Halloween and Thanksgiving, we’re going to conduct some surname research for the Christmas season.

Utilizing Crestleaf’s expansive surname database, we dug around for surnames that would embody the holiday season. Here is what we came up with: Continue reading