January brings the snow,
Makes our feet and fingers glow.
–from “The Garden Year” by Sara Coleridge
January is National Photo Preservation Month.
January 6: Epiphany (Christianity)
January 11: Coming-of-age Day (Japan)
January 15: Festival of Harvest (India)
January 18: World Religion Day (global)
January 19: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (United States)
January 20: Inauguration Day (United States)
January 25: Burns Night (Scotland)
January 29: Auckland Anniversary Day (New Zealand)
Do any of the above events feature in or affect your heritage, culture, or family history?
Need help? Read my post, “How to Submit a Post to a Carnival”, here.
January 1 – the 63rd Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy – New Year’s Resolutions
January 10 – the 10th Edition of the “I Smile for the Camera” Carnival – Who Are You? I Really Want to Know!
January 15 – the 64th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy – topic to be announced
January 18 – the 11th Edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage & Culture – My Key to Ireland
January 19th – the 13th Edition of the Cabinet of Curiosities
January 23 – the 15th Edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy – History Books
Heads Up! The submissions for the 3rd Edition of the Canadian Genealogy Carnival (“Around the Kitchen Table”) are due February 8th.
Read the latest “Today is Backup Day!” post by Thomas MacEntee of Destination: Austin Family.
Scan your photos as part of National Photo Preservation Month!
Go here to learn how to join Scanfest and our group of chatting, scanning family archivists, historians, and bloggers!
The days are short, The sun a spark
Hung thin between the dark and dark.
Fat snowy footsteps track the floor.
Milk bottles burst outside the door.
The river is a frozen place
Held still beneath the trees of lace.
The sky is low, the wind is gray.
The radiator purrs all day.
–”January,” by John Updike
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