I have been attending a Family History class during Sunday School on Sundays and this past Sunday as I was listening to the lesson, something really sparked in my heart and I decided that I wanted to bring some Family History ideas to my blog.
Ever since I was a teenager, genealogy and family stories have really interested me. I spent a lot of time working on my own family history and collecting stories of my ancestors as part of a Young Women project when I was about 16. Since then, life got in the way and I haven’t spent the time that I have wanted to, in collecting the memories and the genealogy.
Lately, I’ve really had all this on my mind and I feel like I need to start working on collecting the stories – especially from my immediate family. I would love to create a scrapbook and collect all the documents/stories/dates and everything. But as I think about all that I want to do, I start getting a bit overwhelmed by how enormous this project is and have been wondering how to get started. But in Sunday’s lesson, I realized that one of the most important things to do right now – is my OWN personal history. I haven’t been keeping my own journal and that is something that I truly want to capture for my children and my children’s children.
So I hope that my mom and dad are reading this – I hope that Joey’s parents are reading this- I hope my other family is reading this and they will take this to heart and help me with this project. As much as I would like to interview them all and get the information and stories from them – it isn’t always easy in this time in my life with being a mom and being away from most of my family.
So I hope you will all enjoy this and participate! Let me know what you think!
Journal Prompt: What is your full name? Who were you named for? How did you get your name? How do you feel about your name?
Each Tuesday, I am going to be offering prompts or ideas. If you don’t write in your journal regularly – I am going to encourage you to write just ONCE A WEEK and answer the question/idea that I give on Tuesdays. These ideas hopefully will spark a memory and you will be able to capture that in what you write/record so that it can be left for your children/grandchildren/family/friends. Give as much detail as you can when answering.
Will you do this for me? Will you do this for your families? You can write it down in a journal, you can type it up on a computer or journaling software, you can take a recorder and talk, you can videotape your answers, you can even scrap a page with the journaling. It doesn’t matter how you do this – it’s just important that you do it. The memories, the dates, the information is the only real thing we can leave to our families when we are gone.