December 2010 Family Archivist
12/29/2010
Tools for taking care of your family's legacy. In this issue: ideas for capturing holiday traditions.
Ask the Archivist: Capturing Holiday Traditions
Trying to figure out a way to include holiday memories in your family history? Paula Stahel, past president of the Association of Personal Historians, gives us some great ideas.

Q. Why should I include holiday celebrations in family or personal histories?
A. There are so many reasons. Holiday traditions are the connective tissue between the generations. We change traditions as we get married and create our own traditions, but we always pull in some aspect of what came down through our families.