Holidays & Anniversaries

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Happy Robbie Burns Day!

 

Lift a wee dram in honour of your Scottish Ancestors.

 

 

 

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I would like to wish all my readers a very Happy New Year and a Happy Hogmanay.

May you finally break down that brick wall in 2013!

 

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Merry Christmas


Joyeux Noël


Nollaig Shona


Nollaig Chridheil

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Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers!

To all my readers in the United States – Happy Fourth of July! I hope you are all enjoying the picnics, barbeques and family gatherings. Tonight will be the big night for fireworks.

While you are enjoying all the family gatherings why not sit down with one of the senior members of the family and have a chat. See what stories they might have to tell. You may find out something new about the family.

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Today is Canada’s 145th Birthday.

In five years we will be celebrating our 150th birthday. Canada 150 is a program to help people write and share their family and community histories as a way to preserve and promote our history.

What projects can you think of that will help preserve our nations history for it’s 150th birthday?

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Today is the second anniversary of “The Passionate Genealogist” blog. I have had fun and met some wonderful people.

I want to thank everyone who follows “The Passionate Genealogist.”

Other genealogy bloggers who are celebrating anniversaries are:

A Tale of Two Ancestors which has now merged with Amanda’s Athenaeum

and

GeneDocs: Genealogy and Legacy Preservation

Congratulations everyone!

Are there any topics or websites you would like to see on “The Passionate Genealogist” blog? If you have suggestions please leave them in the comments below.

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Thirty five years ago we were all sitting in front of our televisions watching the first episode of an eight episode miniseries called “Roots” based on the book by Alex Haley. The miniseries ran from January 23-30, 1977.

“Roots” held the attention of a continent for eight straight nights. I can’t think of a television show that would do that now. There were about 55 actors starring in the production. The time period was from about 1750 through to 1870.

This was a television show that changed a lot of lives. Many people began researching their family history because of watching “Roots.” It made people curious about those who came before them.

How did “Roots” change your life? Did you start researching your family history because of “Roots?” Do you remember sitting in front of the television to watch this epic story?

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I would like to wish all my readers a very Happy New Year and a Happy Hogmanay.

May you finally break down that brick wall in 2012!

©2012 – Blair Archival Research All Rights Reserved

Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers in the United States. Have a happy and safe holiday.

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