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From: Cyndi Howells <>
Subject: Fwd: Senate Resolution to Declare October Family History Month
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 19:22:34 -0700


Reprinted with permission from Juliana Smith

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>CALL TO ACTION FOR DECLARING OCTOBER FAMILY HISTORY MONTH
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>
>As most of you are probably aware, in the past several years, October has
>been designated Family History Month. An idea that originated with the
>Monmouth County Genealogical Society, has since spread into a nationwide
>campaign with the endorsement of the National Genealogical Society and the
>Federation of Genealogical Societies. In addition several states have passed
>official proclamations to this effect.
>
>Now we have the opportunity to make this a national event. The Ancestry
>Daily News has just learned that Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah is sponsoring a
>Family History Resolution to have October officially declared Family History
>Month.
>
>The resolution has been drafted and a letter has been circulated from
>Senator Hatch's office to all the other Senators to solicit their support to
>officially declare October Family History Month. This is a great opportunity
>for the genealogical community at large to receive national recognition for
>our efforts. To support the passage of this measure, we want to encourage
>as many people as possible to contact the Senate and urge them to support
>and vote for Senator Hatch's Family History Resolution. Let's remind them of
>the widespread interest in family history and the contribution it makes to
>our American heritage. Make our voices heard!
>
>
>CONTACTING YOUR SENATOR
>
>U.S. Senate
>http://www.senate.gov/contacting/index_by_state.cfm
>You may also phone the United States Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121
>and an operator will connect you directly with the Senate office you
>request.
>
>
>READ MORE ABOUT FAMILY HISTORY MONTH
>
>You can read more about the history of Family History Month at:
>http://www.ancestry.com/library/view/columns/compass/2480.asp
>
>How will designating October as Family History Month be helpful to the
>genealogical community and what can you do locally to celebrate?
>http://www.ancestry.com/library/view/news/articles/4067.asp
>
>More on Family History Month from Dick Eastman:
>http://www.ancestry.com/library/view/columns/eastman/3999.asp
>
>"Five Projects for Family History Month" by George G. Morgan
>http://www.ancestry.com/library/view/columns/george/2552.asp
>
>SHARE THIS MESSAGE
>
>Feel free to share this message with all your friends, favorite lists, and
>organizations.
>
>Juliana Smith
>Editor, Ancestry Daily News
>
>Ancestry.com
>http://www.ancestry.com
>MyFamily.com
>http://www.myfamily.com


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