from the San Mateo County Genealogical SocietyAre you looking for ways to fill your time during the holidays? Here are some ideas.....
- Visit the Saratoga History Museum 's " Home for the Holidays", which is open weekends through Jan 31. The exhibit explores interesting holiday traditions from around the world including Boxer Day, Chinese New year and more.
- Check out holiday offerings from the Library of Congress
- Read about the Origins of Santa Claus.
- Check out A History of New Years on Simple to Remember - Judaism Online. You can find the history of a number of Jewish holidays here as well.
- Talk to your relatives!!!! Collect their stories including holiday memories for future generations.
- Find My Past discussion of the 1844 plagiarization of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" shows that copyright issues are not new in the world.
- Watch an old silent movie or two.