Happy Halloween! Og has put the finishing touches on his mammoth costume, and he's getting ready for one of the greatest genealogy days of the year! With all of the costumes, parties, and treats, it's easy to forget that the holidays surrounding Halloween, All Souls Day, The Day of the Dead, and others originated as festivals to celebrate and reconnect with our ancestors. Around the world, people are turning to their ancestors and showing their respect by visiting cemeteries, repairing gravesites, sharing family stories, and even writing mock epitaphs for their still-living friends.
If you just can't find a spare moment to visit your favorite cemetery this Halloween season, feel free to take a look at a few of ours. And remember, there's nothing that says you can't do census research while dressed up as Princess Leia. So put that sugar rush to good use and get back to work!!
Og from Roots Television