Happy Thanksgiving from Sassy Jane Genealogy

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.

 

By |24 Nov 2011|Genealogy, Holidays|Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving from Sassy Jane Genealogy

About the Author:

Nancy Loe has an MA in American History and an MLS in Library Science and Archives. She has appeared on PBS’s American Experience, at Rootstech, SCGS Jamboree, and state and regional genealogy conferences. Her website was featured in Family Tree Magazine's “Social Media Mavericks: 40 to Follow.”