Thanks and Giving From NextGen #GivingTuesday

For the third year in a row, NextGen Genealogy Network has joined the collective giving power of individuals in joining #GivingTuesday, an international day of giving that encourages and celebrates philanthropy globally.

Occurring today (December 3rd!), #GivingTuesday is held the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the US) and uses the widely recognized shopping events of Black Friday and Cyber Monday to collectively inspire people to collaborate and give back to their communities.

We have some exciting projects coming up in the new decade of 2020 and whole host of new blog posts, interviews and the second year of our annual NextGen Genealogy Scholarship coming up!

To implement various projects and programs, we are asking for our members to show their support on #GivingTuesday with a donation to NextGen. Any donation is appreciated! Those who are interested in joining NextGen Genealogy Network’s GivingTuesday initiative can visit and click on the green “DONATE NOW” button.

For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website,

To inspire you more, read about when we asked the members of the NextGen Genealogy Group on Facebook about Thanksgiving, gratitude, tradition, and family.

Chris Ferraiolo: “Gratitude means being thankful for all the things people have done to make your life better or just little things here and there. It means being humble about the things people go out of their way to do and just appreciating the friendships and relationships around you.”

Cheryl Passey: “We started a scrapbook several years ago. I leave a space outlined for photos to be added on a couple of pieces of scrapbook paper after the big day, but during our time together on Thanksgiving, everyone signs their name and or leaves a message. It’s fun to go back through the years and see the photo and what we wrote. Especially poignant after the loss of a family member.”

Heather Rojo: “We hold hands and then we go around the table and each shares short gratitude. I grew up doing this. I asked my parents and they said they grew up doing this in New England”

Note: Responses edited for clarity and length.

Sincerely, The NextGen Genealogy Network Leadership Team