Thanksgiving is one of the best days to talk to your family about genealogy. It is a chance to get together with relatives and quiz them as you serve them the delicious foods they remember from their childhoods. Remember to ask grandma about her parents before she falls asleep in the recliner and do ask grandpa about his long lost brother before he starts watching the Cowboys game!
Bring out family photos, better yet, ask people to bring their family albums when you invite them over for dinner. Portable scanners make copying those pictures so simple and the owner never has to let them out of their sight - you don't even have to remove the pictures from the album!
Missed your chance this year? Never mind, hint that you want a new scanner for Christmas and ask people to bring over their photos then!