Celebrate your family heritage today during "Ancestor Appreciation Day". I'm sure we all know a bit of our family history back a generation or two, but beyond that you really have to dig. My paternal grandmother was born in County Cork, Ireland and emigrated to the U.S.A., but further back than that, I haven't got a clue.

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Here's more on Ancestor Appreciation Day, according to yahoo.com:

"Ancestor Appreciation Day is celebrated each year on September 27. The observance of this day gives us the chance to reflect on our ancestors, learn more about them and the ways in which they influenced each of our lives.

The observance of Ancestor Appreciation Day is a time to not only learn about our past but can also be used to preserve such history in written, recorded or video form."

I know several people who are into genealogy and have researched their family heritage. Often, your local public library is a good place to start if you're trying to trace back your family tree. Another great source is your local county property records, where you can look back at who bought the family home and when.

Native Americans put a great value on their ancestors, as they know that our elders and previous generations are a great source of wisdom.

If you want to research your family tree, you may want to begin at familysearch.org.