What We Are Reading: November 21st Edition
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Thanksgiving is quickly approaching here in the U.S. I had to travel for business yesterday and the airports were filled with families flying home for the holiday. I hope none of them were trying to get to Buffalo, where they just had 6 feet of snow! I also hope that everyone takes some time this holiday to record some of the family stories. Library of Congress, Thanksgiving dinner at the house of Earle Landis, 1942. Library of Congress, Thanksgiving dinner at the house of Earle Landis, 1942. Though it's a busy time, it's important to slow down and take a break every once in awhile. So put down those pecans that you're measuring for that pie. Take a few minutes and enjoy some of what we've been reading this week. We've all gone down the wrong street. But not all of us have done that and ended up face-to-face with a mural featuring our family members. That's what happened to Joan Taylor and her husband. Read about it in "Stop! That's Your Family!" on the Cairns & District Family History Society Inc blog. They say that a good way to get kids interested in history is to get them involved. That's why officials at the Glamorgan Archives invited a bunch of schoolchildren to work there for a day.  Jessica Flynn has their reaction to working with old documents on WalesOnline. Thinking about skipping over the clues in a family tree because there aren't any sources' Harold Henderson wants you to re-think that in "How I Learned What To Do With Undocumented Family Trees" on the Midwestern Microhistory blog. With Thanksgiving coming up, we had to read something about the Pilgrims. We didn't read about just any ol' Pilgrims.  We read about some naughty ones. You can, too, in Vera Marie Badertscher's "My Bassett Ancestors ? Naughty Pilgrims" on Ancestors in Aprons.