Christmas is not a just day. Instead, it is a 12 day celebration that begins (in some traditions) on December 25th and continues for 12 days (until January 6th). As a reminder, we have the 12 Days of Christmas carol.
For each of the 12 days of Christmas, I will be posting one event / person from my genealogical research that relates (sometimes in a rather convoluted way) to the particular gift of that day in The 12 Days of Christmas. If you wish to peruse the entire schedule, check previous posts for Days 1-6 and Days 7 – 12.
Although the 1st day of Christmas is actually Christmas day itself, I will start my posts tomorrow, December 26. (I plan on being with my 5 and 7 year old grandkids on Christmas day.) I invite you to join me.
Tomorrow’s post will be: Dec. 26 - Partridge in a Pear Tree (Day 1)
The partridge belongs to “a non-migratory Old World group.”
When your ancestors come to this country (that is, the country in which you now reside) who did they leave behind? Also, Who did they travel with? and/or Who did they come to join? (Who proceded them?)