You'll find your lunch break history project the beginning of an amazing journey leading to weekend library archive visits, town tours, trips to exotic places, history book reading, interviews, newsreel study, documentaries and yes even Hollywood movies defining the places, times and artifacts you've uncovered.
Family History MonthFamily history enthusiasts celebrate Family History Month every October. There are many reasons why October is the ideal calendar month for discovering your family story. It's a great indoor activity. It's the season writers take pen in hand, researchers post new findings and online genealogy related social engagements goes viral. It's a time of year we like to dig in and get engrossed in some good ol' adventurous reading.
When did it all begin? In 2001, Congress first passed a resolution introduced by Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, who wrote, "By searching for our roots, we come closer together as a human family." So get ready to embark on an engrossing journey in family history research and compilation during your next lunch break.
Family History ResearchThe information you find when researching your family history can explain how your family got here and why. Your work may also reveal defining characteristics, attributes, innate abilities, competencies, viewpoints and an outlook peculiar to your kinfolk answering the question regarding what makes you tick.
This three part Family History Month article series will explain step by step the how to's of family history research and help you set up your Lunch Hour family history research project depository, compilation files complete with tips and access to some very creative presentation ideas.
Our next article Lunch Hour Family History Research Project Part 2 will focus on setting up and organizing your project files and a comprehensive list of online resources at your disposal. Stand by. Part 2 will be published this afternoon.