Celebrate National Family History Month

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Funeral service professionals, community groups, historians, storytellers, and genealogical and historical societies promote and celebrate National Family History Month as way to commemorate every family’s rich and deep history.

The Funeral Service Foundation and the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) have teamed up to help funeral homes across the country host events in their communities to celebrate National Family History month. During the month of October, these free events for families focus on the importance of capturing our unique stories and sharing what matters most through fun, hands-on activities. Build your family tree, carve a pumpkin, make a scrapbook, or explore genealogy all while sharing family stories. Whatever the activity, you’re sure to learn something new about your family history!

Find an event near you!

When you attend a Family History Month event you’ll receive a deck of the Have the Talk of a Lifetime Conversation Cards, created by NFDA with support of the Funeral Service Foundation. The cards are simple conversation starters that feature thoughtful questions to help you and your loved ones talk about your life stories and special memories – family vacations, favorite pastimes, pieces of advice. Discovering more about those memorable events, people, places, values and lessons learned can help bring you closer to the people you care about.

Have the Talk of a Lifetime Conversation Cards are perfect for:

  • A casual gathering of family and friends

  • Family dinner and celebrations

  • Holiday gatherings

  • Family reunions

  • Vacations/car trips

Whether you have just a few minutes in the car while running an errand or an entire weekend together with family and friends, it’s easy to start having the Talk of a Lifetime!

Have the Talk Today!

Of course, you don’t need to attend a National Family History Month event to share stories and strengthen connections with your loved ones. Anytime and is a good time to learn more about what matters most. Browse our FAQ page and resources for help getting started.

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