Tags:Christmas

The Surprising History of “Jingle Bells”

The Surprising History of “Jingle Bells”

If someone asked you to name the first Christmas song that comes to mind, you’ll very likely answer “Jingle Bells.” The cheerful classic has become a universally recognized icon...

#HolidayHeritage Challenge Week #3

#HolidayHeritage Challenge Week #3

It’s week #3 of the #HolidayHeritage challenge and our stomachs are already rumbling. This week’s challenge is all about food! Visit the #HolidayHeritage Challenge site to get all the...

#HolidayHeritage Challenge Week #2

#HolidayHeritage Challenge Week #2

Last week, we introduced the #HolidayHeritage challenge! Visit the #HolidayHeritage Challenge site for more information on the competition, and for details of how you can enter the weekly challenges...

Holiday Traditions Old and New

Holiday Traditions Old and New

Leading up to the holiday season, we asked our readers to share with us their fondest holiday traditions that get passed down from generation to generation and are performed...

120-Year-Old Dear Santa Letter Uncovered

Children have been writing Dear Santa letters for hundreds of years, adding to the sense of magic and hope that comes with the holiday season. Just recently, found hidden inside...

Holiday Traditions of 100 Years Ago

Holiday Traditions of 100 Years Ago

Did your ancestors observe the same holiday traditions that you and your family keep today? Their traditions may have been rather different, based on the time and place where...

New Holiday Theme for Family Trees

New Holiday Theme for Family Trees

In light of the holiday season, we wanted to add a fun feature to your family tree! Now when you log in to see your family tree it will...

Christmas Traditions Around the World

Christmas Traditions Around the World

Genealogy is about families through the ages. Filling in our pedigree charts with names, dates, and places is very satisfying, but it is the stories and traditions of our...