Happy Thanksgiving from Sassy Jane Genealogy Sassy Jane Genealogy

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Happy Thanksgiving from Sassy Jane Genealogy!

Did you know that the Presidential tradition of pardoning a holiday turkey did not start with Harry Truman, as commonly believed?

I had no idea the historical record was so murky – something genealogists are used to dealing with! – but the background for the custom is here.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my U.S. readers. May you all get lots of new family information along with your turkey this holiday.