Each generation of every family has unique personalities and even some characters. Today is Ancestor Appreciation Day which was established to bring awareness and appreciation for previous generations. It’s a great day to ask questions of your living relatives and learn more about previous generations.
The internet is a great place to research genealogy where you can create a detailed family tree through the information discovered on genealogy websites. Services such as Ancestry, My Heritage, and Find My Past are a few of the many online services offering paid options (sometimes with a free trial) for those who are interested in learning more about their families.
Clear your calendars on Tuesday nights (7/8 p.m., CT) and watch PBS’ Finding Your Roots. This one-hour show mixes cutting-edge DNA research and old-school genealogical investigation. It’s hosted by renowned scholar Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., who unearths lost ancestors on this eye-opening hour of television.