Our MyHeritage team wants to know what you – our readers – are thankful for at this time of year.
Families appreciate their mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Is there a special person who has made a difference in your life? Tell us about him or her in the comments below.
Genealogists appreciate all those resources that provide solid-gold nuggets of data that help to break through our brick wall problems. What new resources have provided you with interesting discoveries this year?
What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Participate in our survey below:
More than 350 readers responded to last week's "What's on your Thanksgiving table?" survey. The top table choices were turkey (20%), stuffing/dressing (16%), sweet potatoes/yams (16%) and pumpkin pie (14.5%). Also interesting were results of the "other" category: Corn pudding/casserole, string beans, cranberry sauce (of course!), tofurkey (turkey made from tofu), crescent rolls, apple pie, pecan pie, oyster dressing and collard greens. The best reply:
"It's not what's on the table, but my family around it...."
And, because Thanksgiving is one of the best times to learn more about family as everyone gathers around the holiday table, here are some questions for you, or for your children. Ask your relatives about what life was like when they were your age.
- What was Thanksgiving like and what did you eat?
- What were you most thankful for?
- Did you have a pet?
- What kind of music did you like?
- What was your favorite television program?
- What were your hobbies?
- What was your favorite game or toy?
- What chores did you have to do around the house?
- What did you do to earn extra money after school?
- What was your favorite story your grandparents told you?
Remember to take photos of your Thanksgiving holiday. Take one every year and send copies to everyone who was there. What a great way to see families change over the years! Little babies grow up, become teenagers, young men and women, and finally appear in the photos as adults cuddling their own young children. Remember to post these photos on your MyHeritage family site and share them with your family. And do send them to us via Facebook and Twitter. Holiday time is family time.
Again, let us know what you are thankful for at this holiday via our survey above.
We look forward to reading your comments and your responses to the new poll. Share your holiday experiences.