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Subject: [VEST] Genealogy Holiday Fun Guide
Date: Fri, 24 Dec 2010 22:53:42 EST
Ho Ho Ho!!! Merry Christmas to all my genealogy friends and family! May
the Spirit of the season bring you love, peace, and joy.
Susan Peterson in Houston, Texas
As some of you know, I work at the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical
Research in Houston, Texas. When we got to work Thursday, we were handed
the following challenge to help the day go faster. So, I thought of y’all……
..it's for when the last gift is opened, the last of the stuffing is
stuffed, and you need a little down time from all the hustle and bustle. So here
you have it folks, the
Clayton Library 2010 Last Day Before the Holiday Fun Guide
(Every thing can be found on line. For 1st Activity, C, the Clayton url is
_www.houstonlibrary.com_ (http://www.houstonlibrary.com/) click
catalog, click location and then click on Clayton)
1st Activity – Genealogy Scavenger Hunt
a. Find a unique genealogical record for someone with the name
(Bonus – extra points for someone named “Merry Christmas or Christmas
b. Find a unique record for someone born on December 25
(Bonus- extra point for someone named Jesus)
c. Find a book at Clayton Library with Christmas on its catalog
(Bonus- extra point if Christmas is in the title or subject headings)
d. Find a genealogical record for someone named “Hanukkah” or its
e. Find a genealogical record for someone related to the Star of
f. Find a genealogical record for someone named “Happy New Year”.
g. Find a genealogical record for Santa, any version of his name.
h. Which of Santa’s reindeer has not died in America in the past 40
i. Find a genealogical record for someone with your name.
2nd Activity – Spreading Holiday Cheer
a. Find a holiday video to share
b. Share a family holiday story
c. Find a “silly” holiday song to share.
Just to get you started, here is the song I found.