National Family History Month, which is observed annually during the month of October, has grown and evolved on a national stage since its 2001 origin in Congress. Funeral service professionals, community groups, historians, storytellers, and genealogical and historical societies promote and celebrate National Family History Month as way to commemorate each family’s rich and deep history.
Dozens of funeral homes throughout the country are uniting to celebrate National Family History Month as part of a nationwide program curated by the National Funeral Directors Association and the Funeral Service Foundation.
The programs weave together the importance of sharing and capturing family stories with Have the Talk of a Lifetime, which inspires families and communities to connect in real and meaningful ways.
Meaningful events like the ones being hosted during the month of October are essential to families and communities everywhere.
In addition to impactful activities, each event site will distribute Have the Talk of a Lifetime Conversation Cards to encourage families to share stories and talk about what matters most long after the event concludes.