October is National Family History Month
It’s a great time to get started with one of these ideas.
Or make a plan for the coming year to start them all.
1) Write and share a story about one of your ancestors.
2) Plan a research trip.
3) Record the history of your family heirlooms, what’s their origin, how did you get them.
4) Create a family health history.
5) Search collateral lines, focus on an ancestor’s siblings for additional records that benefit your research.
6) Interview a family member.
7) Try a new app for your mobile device and home computer like Dropbox or Evernote.
8) Have your DNA tested.
9) Create a migration map, show where your ancestors lived by creating your own Google map.
10) Send copies of your family tree to your siblings, nieces/nephews, cousins, etc.
11) Make connections by starting a family a blog or Facebook group.
12) Become a Family Search indexer.
13) Cook up some family recipes with stories that go with them; start a family cookbook.
14) Visit a new repository or cemetery.
15) Learn something new – find a program or conference to attend.
16) Use timelines to analyze your findings.
17) Don’t forget to write stories about your life.