Holidays are an opportunity for family to come together and reminisce. Family reunions like these are a good way for you to gather information and even resources for your genealogy research.
Just what are the origins to these special days?
No matter where we live in the world, each country or state will observe a number of holidays throughout the year. However, with the passing of time the origins of these holidays may have been lost.
During my own family tree research I have grown to appreciate these family gatherings and holidays. I also like to learn about the origins of these holidays. So if you are like me and like to learn then please feel free to read about the origins of the holidays in this section.
So far included are holidays for the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia.
The Origins of the Holidays
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