We have nearly come to the end of another year and what a year it’s been
for a lot of us some of us have had sickness and family troubles andWe think we will all be pleased when a New Year steps in I am sure Iwill.This year the newsletter will not be to large butWe have tried to enclose as many things from the past years for you lookingback at Christmas. We
Have all that’s Christine
and Myself submitted our
own article’s this year to the magazine to try and make it a bit more
interesting for you .
Welcome to this year’s Christmas Magazine for 2012.As we have a few new
Members in the group this is how it started. FTFY was born in 2007, started byVera Brierley, and then she asked her friend, a fellow genealogist, ChristineConroy to be her assistant and it has snowballed from then! We have regularnewsletters throughout the year but this year, we are having a ChristmasMagazine, full of stories and traditions for this time of the year, all relating togenealogy and family. We have members scattered all over the world, as far asCanada & the U.S.A. and Australia. Christmas traditions and rituals, of coursevary from country to country but this one caught my eye.
How Native Indians Forecast a Cold Winter
One day in early September the chief of a Native American tribe wasasked by his tribal elders if the winter of 2011/12 was going to be cold ormild. The chief asked his medicine man, but he too had lost touch withthe reading signs from the natural world around the Great Lakes. In truth,neither of them had idea about how to predict the coming