Dull November brings the blast;
Then the leaves are whirling fast.
--from "The Garden Year" by Sara Coleridge
Holidays, History, and Heritage
American Indian Heritage Month (United States)
Black Catholic History Month (worldwide)
New York State History Month (United States)
Family Stories Month
(Check out Passing It On; a great site dedicated to preserving, celebrating and sharing family and personal history.)
National Adoption Month (United States)
November 1: All Saints' Day (Christianity)
Daylight Saving Time Ends
November 2: All Souls' Day (Christianity)
Día de los Muertos (Mexico)
November 3: Election Day (United States)
November 5: Guy Fawkes Night (Britain and New Zealand)
November 11: Remembrance Day/Veterans Day
November 16: Dutch-American Heritage Day
November 26: Thanksgiving Day (United States)
Family Health History Day (United States)
November 27: National Day of Listening (United States)
November 27 - 30: Eid al-Adha (Islam)
November 29: First Sunday of Advent (Christianity)
November 30: St. Andrew's Day (Scotland)
Do any of the above events feature in or affect your heritage, culture, or family history?
November Carnivals and Other Events:
Posted November 1 - the November 2009 Edition of the Graveyard Rabbits Carnival - Write Your Own Epitaph
Posted November 3 - the 83rd Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy - Musical Instruments
Posted November 4 - the 16th Edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage and Culture - Irish Portraits
Posted November 15 - the 18th Edition of the "I Smile for the Camera" Carnival - Travel
Posted November 15 - the Premier Edition of Shades of the Departed
Posted November 18 - the 84th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy - What the COG Means to You
Posted November 20 - the 24th Edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy - Tips, Tricks, Websites for Researching Central and Eastern European Genealogy
Posted November 26 - the Great American Local Poem Genealogy Challenge
November 1 - Data Backup Day
Read the latest Data Backup Day post by Thomas MacEntee at Geneabloggers.
Scanfest will be early this year to circumvent the American Thanksgiving holiday weekend. We will be meeting on Sunday, November 22, 2009 from 11 AM to 2 PM, Pacific Standard Time.
Go here to add the above deadlines and dates to your Google Calendar,
courtesy of Thomas MacEntee of Destination: Austin Family.
The stripped and shapely
The loss of her
The ground is hard,
As hard as stone.
The year is old,
The birds are flown.
And yet the world,
Displays a certain
The beauty of The bone.
Must see our souls
This way, and nod.
Give thanks: we do,
Each in his place
Around the table
--"November," by John Updike