by Kayla Jackson Though the shortest month of the year, February is packed with opportunities to celebrate. On February 14, we show affection to our loved one by sending chocolates and gifts on Valentine’s Day. On the third Monday of the month, we celebrate the birth of George Washington and remember the sacrifice of all […]
Heritage and Culture
Your heritage can teach you a lot about yourself. Discover the stories and facts behind the fascinating cultural traditions of your ancestors.
by Carolyn Tolman Genealogy is about families through the ages. Filling in our pedigree charts with names, dates, and places is very satisfying, but it is the stories and traditions of our ancestors that turn our hearts to them and help us feel we are part of something greater than our individual selves. For many […]
by Maddy Stutz Does your family give Christmas presents on December 25 or 5? Is June 24 just another day, or a holiday dedicated to dressing like a scarecrow?
by Rachel Coleman Knowing, recording, and preserving your family history directly impacts you, your family, and even future generations of people you may never know. Find out how and why family history matters.
If you’re looking for ancestors from your Dutch heritage, you’re in luck! FamilySearch has recently published millions of records (51 million to be exact) from the Netherlands, making it easier than ever to trace your Dutch roots. These new records have increased FamilySearch’s collection of Dutch names from 4,074,736 to over 55 million. Full Story
by Katy Barnes Immigration, always a hot topic in the United States, has been a common part of the historical and political discourse since the founding of the nation, largely because immigrants make up such an enormous part of our history and heritage as Americans.