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Holiday History and Traditions

Holidays are an important part of family history and heritage. Learn more about your ancestors' holiday traditions with these holiday histories, traditions, legends, and lore.

Favorite Family History Gifts
Readers share their favorite family history related gift ideas, from photo calendars to ornaments to cookbooks.

Tech Gifts for Genealogists
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10 Ways to Celebrate Family History Month
October is designated in many U.S. States as "Family History Month," and genealogists have adopted the month as their own. Whether you're new to genealogy, or have devoted a lifetime to it, celebrate Family History Month with your family this October by trying one (or more) of these ten wonderful ways to craft and commemorate your past.

Quick & Easy Family Tree Gifts
Celebrate your shared ancestry with family members with these fun gifts that present the family tree in a beautiful way, without a lot of fuss and bother.

10 Ways to Celebrate Family History Month
Celebrate your family heritage with these ten fun projects.

Memorial Day - Origins & History
Read a brief history of the origins of Memorial Day, including which towns claim the honor of the first local observance and which one was finally selected as the official "Birthplace of Memorial Day."

Mothers Day - History, Traditions & Famous Moms
Celebrate your mother and all of the special mothers in your family tree with this brief history of Mother's Day and tips for finding your female ancestors.

Top 5 Family Thanksgiving Traditions
Traditions are a big part of the Thanksgiving holiday, and every American family has their own way of celebrating. From stuffing the turkey to taking in a football game, here are the five most popular.

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