For those of you who weren’t aware, October is Family History Month here. First approved by the United States Senate in 2001, Family History Month has helped to encourage genealogy to become the second-most popular hobby activity in America. However, it’s important to realize that there’s more to family’s story than just genealogy.
Personal stories are an important part of our history and one organization, StoryCorps, is dedicated to the recording our anecdotes. This year, Storycorps will celebrate their 10th year in operation as a charitable not-for-profit organization and their milestone event will be hosted by Stephen Colbert himself on October 30th. If you’re not familiar with Storycorps, …
Ellis Island played a turning point in many American’s family history . In fact, it’s estimated that nearly 40% of all Americans can trace at least one ancestor back to Ellis Island. Do you know your family history?
Read on to learn more about Ellis Island and the part it may have played in the life of one of your ancestors.
Everyone has a favorite amusement park they recall from their youth but if you lived in the Chicago area before 1967, there’s a good chance Riverview Park was yours.
Touted as “One of the Greatest Amusement Parks in the World”, Riverview Park had little competition in the Chicago area with rides and attractions spread across 74 acres.
Labor Day is a classic holiday in the United States. Thought of as a wonderful time in September to share family cookouts, college football, and the end of summer, the origins of Labor Day are not well-known to most people. It began in a time when the U.S. was competing fiercely with England and other European countries to increase manufacturing, and honored the men and women that labored every day to put their nation on top of the world economically.
What if you could organize the ultimate fantasy football draft and include players not only active today but also players from your father or grandfather’s heyday? Would Johnny Unitas really beat Peyton Manning for total touchdown passes or would modern –era football and its faster, sleeker approach rule out in the end of the day. Who would you pick? Jim Brown or Adrian Peterson?