Family History Month Sale

Family History Month Sale

Did you know that the United States Congress designated October as Family History Month in 2003? The bill from the U.S. Senate includes a long list of reasons for the designation, including these:

Whereas the study of family history gives individuals a sense of their heritage and a sense of responsibility in carrying out a legacy that their ancestors began;

Whereas as individuals learn about their ancestors who worked so hard and sacrificed so much, their commitment to honor their ancestors’ memory by doing good is increased;

I've certainly found both of those statements to be true. As I continue to the tedious work of finalizing the text of The Wathens of Southern Maryland: Their Genealogy & History, I occasionally find myself wondering both, How much longer is this going to take? and Why did I start this project, again? The two statements above, however, help to capture why I really do continue to find this research worthwhile: Our own lives are greatly enriched by learning about our ancestors from centuries-past.

In celebration of Family History Month, I'd like to offer 10% of preorders for The Wathens of Southern Maryland: Their Genealogy & History and Memorial Page listings in the book through October 31. Simply use the code FAMILYHISTORY at checkout.

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