Saturday, March 12, 2016

March 12, 2016, is ... Genealogy Day ... Just One Thing Celebrated Today by Some

Specific days, months, even years are often designated as local, national or even world-wide days, months, or years to observe or commemorate public issues, social causes, heritages/ethnicity, historic events, noted individuals, and even food or other items.

Apparently today, that is March 12, 2016, covers a lot of territory making today:
  • Girl Scout Day
  • International Fanny Pack Day (Really? Maybe at a library/archive.)
  • National Alfred Hitchcock Day
  • National Baked Scallops Day
  • National Plant a Flower Day
  • ... and Genealogy Day 

So how did Genealogy Day get started? It was created in 2013 by a church in Limerick, Ireland, to celebrate it's 200th Anniversary. For the day the church got together not only its own combined records but also those of other area churches. Attendees could find out about their ancestors. The day proved popular and was repeated the next two consecutive years. It is unclear if the event in Limerick is being held again this year.

Regardless, do something for your own genealogy today! Search, enter and source, organize, learn, interview an elderly family member (or prepare the questions) ... there are many different ways to do something for your genealogy.

Have fun with it. Perhaps incorporate one of the day's other observances. Play on old Hitchcock film while researching. Or write about your grandmother and plant her favorite flower. (If it's too cold yet, like it is here, plant some seeds inside and then water and wait repeating as necessary.)

See you soon at Mt. Clemens Public Library!

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