International Day of Families is an occasion to celebrate the importance of families to people, societies and cultures around the world.
What will you, as a genealogist, do to celebrate this day? Here are a few of my options:
These are four of my ten beautiful grandchildren in the photo on the left. They all live too far away for me to visit any of them today but in this wonderful world of the internet and technology I can Facetime them, Skype them, interact on a Google + Hangout or have a visit in any number of ways.
I could visit my elderly Auntie who will turn 90 years young in July. Or I could phone her. She's online and likes to have video chats in Google Mail so that's another option.
My grand uncle (my grandfather's brother) will be 101 years young in August of this year so it would be wonderful to chat with him. He still lives at home with his 97 year old wife with whom he celebrated their 72nd Anniversary just last week.
Wouldn't it be nice if I could visit him and record some family stories? I can't do it today as he lives too far away but it's a project for another day.
So make your plans for today and spend some quality time either researching family or contacting them via phone, video chat or email, or doing some in-person visiting. Enjoy International Day of Families!