In 2001, Congress passed a bill declaring October as Family History Month in the United States. To celebrate, we’ve compiled some of our most popular blog articles to assist you in learning more about your family history.
Celebrating Family History Month
Check out our article on 8 Ways to Celebrate Family History Month to kick off this month-long celebration of your ancestry and heritage. Involve your children or grandchildren to get them excited about their heritage as well!
DNA – Changing the Future of Genealogy
By analyzing DNA we are able to gather information regarding individuals’ shared heritage, far beyond the basic haplogroup. In many cases DNA testing has helped clients break through genealogy brick walls, like in this case, How the X-Chromosome Solved a 100-Year-Old Adoption Mystery.
By combining thorough genealogy research with DNA analysis, we have helped many clients reunite with biological family members, determine ethnicity, locate elusive family members and more. If you’re just getting started in genetic genealogy, we suggest reviewing our beginner’s guide: The Who What, Where and Why of Genetic Genealogy Testing.
Preserving Your Legacy
Preserving your legacy to pass down to future generations is a common driving force behind genealogy research. Family History Month is an excellent reason to make time in your schedule to interview relatives to preserve them memories. Be sure to check out our 9 tips for interviewing relatives to help make the experience a success!
Perhaps you’ve gathered records, conducted interviews and are now ready to begin writing your family biography. Before you begin, consider these 11 Do’s and Don’ts for Writing a Family Biography for advice from professional genealogists.
We’d love to help you with your family history, whether we’re breaking down brick wall mysteries, finding your biological parents, or just starting from scratch finding the stories about your ancestors. Contact us today for a free consultation.
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