Celebrate Family History Month

11 Oct Celebrate Family History Month

In 2001, Congress first passed a resolution introduced by Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, who wrote, “Essentially, we are all immigrants to this country. Our ancestors came from different parts of the globe,” Hatch said. “By searching for our roots, we come closer together as a human family.” Since being passed by Congress, Family History Month has been observed annually during the month of October.

Senator Hatch wrote that, “Researching ancestry is a very important component of identity. It can lead to long-sought-after family reunions or allow for lifesaving medical treatments that only genetic links will allow. For all of these reasons, I encourage people across this nation to find out more about where they came from.” At our Community Author luncheon this month, Gail Lukasik will explain how her family history research led to a complete shift in her understanding of identity.

Family History month now receives a great deal of promotion and recognition – from community events to lectures and workshops, there are plenty of ways to get out and get inspired. Join us this month for our Community Author Luncheon. Registration is open until full. Ms. Lukasik’s story is guaranteed to be fascinating and inspiring.

If you can’t make it to the Community Author Luncheon, join us for our Local History Series in November.