Category - Christmas

Christmas Traditions and Genealogy

What clues do your family's Christmas traditions hold to your genealogy? Heres how to use traditional Christmas customs around the world in genealogy research.

Russian Christmas Traditions You Should Know

If you have Russian heritage, you will be interested in learning about Russian Christmas traditions. These traditions help connect you to your Russian ancestors of today and of long ago. You might...

French Christmas Traditions

France has a variety of unique and interesting Christmas traditions. Some are unique to France, while others are borrowed or adapted from other cultures. They all have unique meanings. Learning about...

German Christmas Traditions

If you have German ancestry, you will love learning about the interesting and unique Christmas traditions of Germany. They will help you learn more about your ancestors and their lives. They will...

Irish Holiday Traditions

Ireland has some unique Christmas traditions, as well as some holidays that are unique to the island itself. Knowing about these holidays and traditions is helpful when celebrating or learning about...

The History of the Christmas Tree

Christmas trees are an expected part of Christmas now, but how did they come to occupy such a special place in the Christmas celebrations of the western world? Some believe the answer can be found...

Who Was St. Nick (aka Santa Claus)?

Santa Claus is sometimes referred to as St. Nicholas or Chris Cringle. It turns out, St. Nicholas was a real person who was known for kindness, his love of children, and for helping the needy, the...

5 Genealogy-Themed Christmas Gifts

Are you looking for genealogy-themed Christmas gifts to give this year? Here are five that won't cost much money to make, but that your relatives will adore.