Long summer days are the perfect time for family gatherings and a great opportunity to ask questions of relatives to discover more about your family heritage.
Here are some hints and tips for furthering your family history research this summer:
1. Visit close family members. Encourage the younger generation to record relatives' stories and anecdotes to learn about earlier generations and preserve those memories for future generations.
2. Plan a vacation to meet distant family members. Come prepared with questions about their branch of the family and use the MyHeritage Mobile App to fill in gaps in your family tree and to add photos while you're on-the-go.
3. Take a family trip to ancestral towns. Visit important places from your ancestors' stories, such as where they lived, where they went to school and more.
4. Visit historical museums. Learn about the historic period your ancestors lived in to provide perspective into their lives, and raise questions that you never thought of asking.
5. Sort through old family photos. Label and organize your photos with as much information as you have. Scanning and uploading them to your MyHeritage family site will keep them safe for generations to come.
6. Set yourself summertime goals and challenges. It may be one specific individual in your tree that you'd like to make progress on, or perhaps just reaching out to a lost branch of the family.
7. Summer is a perfect time for family reunions. Try to arrange one before school starts so the whole family can be involved. To plan the perfect family reunion, check out this blog post.
Do you have more tips? How do you plan to learn more about your family history this summer? Share your tips and ideas in the comments below.
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