In honor of October being Family History Month, Lisa Lee of Got Genealogy? has devised some great ideas and activities that will have us working on our genealogy every day during the month of October. The activities can be done in as little as 10 minutes.
Since I'm a little behind on the daily activities, I'm hoping to get caught up by doing 2 - 3, maybe more, of the activities each day.
The third activity (Day 3) that Lisa has us doing is
Start Working on Your Genealogy Holiday Gifts
No excuse, you have plenty of time to write the life history of ONE of your ancestors, cite it (sources are a MUST), format it, pretty-it-up, print it and get it gift wrapped in time for the holiday season in December. You don't have to write the story of your entire family … just pick one or two ancestors, and tell their story. If you keep it in historical context, it will make your story more compelling and those who receive it will be more inclined to keep it around for future generations.
What a great idea! Lisa even gives an example from her own family.
The thing I like about this project is that for those of us who one day plan to pen the history of our families, it's a great starting point to begin that process.
For this project, I've selected two ancestors, one from my maternal side, great grandfather Cornelius Pierce, and one from my paternal side, great grandfather Peter Everett.
Since I've already done a PowerPoint presentation for Grandpa Cornelius, I'm hoping that one will come together quickly.