Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Family History Month

October is Family History Month, a time to celebrate your family and discover the past. Discovering family histories is one of America’s favorite and most enriching hobbies. It’s a powerful way to connect with your roots while preserving your own family’s memories for future generations. Our local history room has a large collection of family histories and we would certainly welcome yours. There are many ways to celebrate this month and we can help with books and videos. Get started tracing your family tree, craft a heritage gift like a Christmas picture ornament or a heritage quilt. Uncover your family health history, scrapbook your family history, record family stories or family recipes. Take a trip back in time and play detective at the family homestead or where grandpa is buried. No matter how busy you are, make time during Family History Month and year round to enjoy your family and heritage! Genealogy is now the second most popular hobby next to gardening.

Web Site of the Week:
This is the official site of the Reedsburg Public Library’s local history collection. It is where you can find out what’s included in the collection, view the index to the historical photographs, and the index to our newspaper collection. Also there are direct links to Heritage Quest and Ancestry Library databases that are available to library cardholders.

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