Category - Holidays

Genuine Irish St. Patrick’s Day Traditions

St. Patrick’s Day is an important Irish holiday, and has been for centuries. It is celebrated a little differently in Ireland than in the rest of the world. Here are some common Irish St. Patrick’s...

Valentine’s Day and Our Ancestors

Do you enjoy sending Valentine’s Day cards to those you love and admire? So did your ancestors. Here is a little bit about the history of the tradition of sending Valentine’s Day cards, and how the...

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...

A History of Veterans Day

Do you know the history of Veterans Day? Since our nation celebrates it on November 11, we should all know how the holiday originated. Here are the details.

What is Up with the Changing Date of Easter?

Is it confusing for you to determine when Easter is going to be every year? You're not alone. Most people would have no idea if they didn't consult their calendars or the Internet. But, there is a...

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.

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...

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.