3 Easy Ways to Celebrate Black History Month – FamilySearch January 17, 2020

I saw this recently on FamilySearch – 3 Easy Ways to Celebrate Black History Month – FamilySearch January 17, 2020: https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/easy-black-history-month-activities/. Good suggestions in the article; definitely worth checking out the full article.

January 17, 2020  – by  Kayla Jackson

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Black History Month is dedicated to celebrating the contributions of African Americans both past and present. Individuals of African descent have made their mark on the world in every industry—academics, sports, government, and literature, to name a few. However, black history month extends beyond public recognition of well-known individuals. It includes recognizing the heritage of our family and personal ancestors. As a way to celebrate, here are some Black History Month activities with a focus on family history.

1. Share Your Story

Family history begins with you! Begin making a record of your life by starting a journal. Not only will your future family thank you for taking the time to record your life, but reviewing what you have recorded can cause greater introspection. This type of reflection will allow you to live your life with greater purpose.

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2. Connect with Your Family

Connect with your living ancestors to save memories that might otherwise be lost. A memory is lost when a family member passes away before his or her story has been shared and saved. Don’t wait another day. Talk to your parents, grandparents, and other extended family members so you can collect their stories and preserve them forever.

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3. Search Record Collections

Take the time to search for deceased ancestors in FamilySearch’s vast records collections. Not only does FamilySearch have nearly 5 billion searchable records, but this month FamilySearch has released 29 collections specifically containing information on individuals of African descent. Search these collections, and if you find your ancestors, attach the records to your family tree.

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