Celebrating Family History Month

Showtime life stories by Family Line Video in Chicago

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.

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StoryCorps: Celebrating 10 Years of Recording America’s Stories

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, …

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History of Labor Day

Labor Day Parade

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.

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