Family History Month is one of the cutest and most educational holidays in October! What could be better than knowing your family history? Genealogy is a curious thing, with the help of it we can gather much more about ourselves.
In 2001, the US Congress passed a resolution according to which the holiday will be held annually. The population instantly picked up the idea and joined the date. This also served as the development of science – studies showed detailed results, new resources and methods of tracking appeared. In fact, genealogy answers many more questions than meets the eye. It has been scientifically proven that many diseases are inherited – according to these data, doctors can predict the disease and prevent it.
People have always shown interest in their origin. For example, in the Middle Ages, many books were published that described noble genealogies in detail. Even the Bible describes the geological trees of Adam, Abraham, Jesus.
It is curious that:
- one of the oldest and most detailed family trees of the Japanese imperial family. The data survived until the 4th century, when Emperor Kinmei ruled;
- the largest tree got into the Guinness Book of Records – 9390 people! Roy Blackmore from England spent 28 years compiling it;
- there are many services and specialists who help to find out about their origin for money;
- science also helps in material terms – so, it is easy to track land, plots, money in order to enter into an inheritance.
How to celebrate
Family History Month is the best time for research! It’s best to start with the simplest – talk to your parents and grandparents to understand which direction to go next. Start writing your story – do it gradually, do not rush, so as not to miss important details. Descendants will thank you very much!
It’s no secret that many relatives have lost contact. Talk to a distant family member you haven’t talked to in a while – now is the time to do it!
When is Family History Month in 2022?
Family History Month is observed on October 1 each year.