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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Ice Storms, Snow Storms and the Next Generation of Genealogists

I remember the winters growing up in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago as if they were yesterday. Ice storms, snowstorms and those beloved snow days.

WGN TV and radio would let everyone know if their school was closed. Ray Raynor would read the list of schools that were closed since there was 'scroll' at the bottom of the screen. And if it was in December we might be treated to "Hardrock, Coco and Joe".

Passing these stories on to your children or grandchildren is a way to help bring them into the world of genealogy. They might be surprised to find out that television was only in black and white "way back then".

Getting the next generation involved in genealogy is a topic highlighted in Everyday Genealogy - the Desk Calendar. Visit: http://www.everydaygenealogy.com

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