Saturday, July 11, 2020

Discover Your Family Heritage by Josie Riviera

 When my family and I celebrated July 4th earlier this month, I found myself thinking about my heritage. 
Our nation is known as a “melting pot” and countless people came to the United States seeking a better life—many beginning their journey at Ellis Island as immigrants.

The shows on television about people who research their family tree and find they are a distant relative of George Washington or Florence Nightingale are so intriguing! To be fair, I doubt most of us will have such an interesting family tree, but you never know.
With vacations on hold, gathering stories and photos to compile into a family history is a worthwhile and interesting pursuit during this pandemic summer. Spend time with the older generation through phone chats or Zoom, and interview them about their past experiences.
Today with the Internet it is easier than ever to research your heritage and create a family tree. All sorts of tools, some free and others at a cost, will enable you to delve deeper and discover your lineage.
Are you ready to learn more about your ancestry? 
Please leave your comments below.

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Cozy up and lose yourself in this wonderful season of love.
Set includes:
Sweet Peppermint Kisses
There’s no place like home. Until the heart gallops off in an unexpected direction…
A Chocolate-Box Christmas
Love is sweeter with a touch of mischief.
Holly’s Gift
Miracles don’t always come easy. Sometimes it takes a secret wish to light an angel’s way.

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Josie Riviera is a USA TODAY bestselling author of contemporary, inspirational, and historical sweet romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband. They share their home with an adorable shih tzu, who constantly needs grooming, and live in an old house forever needing renovations.

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  1. I wish I'd been more interested in family history when my grandparents were alive.

  2. Great post, Josie! And thank you for the book bargain!

    1. You're very welcome, Magdalena. Thanks for stopping by.