Sunday, February 08, 2015

5 questions every family should ask their grandparents - Utah Valley 360

5 questions every family should ask their grandparents - Utah Valley 360

My maternal Grandfather, Richard "Ludd" Givens, passed away when I was very young.  I have no memory of him; Grandma Alice Givens died when I was about ten years of age.  I do have some memories of her and have recorded them.

There are many in my age group ("over-the-hill"), who didn't become interested in genealogy till after they retired.  Most of the older generation of our families are deceased.  In fact, we are the older generation!  So instead of doing what the article suggests, I'm going to turn it around.  Here's how:

Make sure that your grandchildren and great grandchildren know the story of your life.  Go through the list of questions in the article and adapt these five points to your situation.  Answer the questions as if your grandchildren were asking you.  If you don't have grandchildren, then answer them, anyway.  There may be a favorite niece or nephew or grand niece who would be interested.  Finally, what a great way to connect with others, such as cousins!  I'm planning to attend a reunion this summer and I would love to compare my life experiences with theirs.

Your story is worth telling and now you have some guidelines.

Family Tree Maker: 20 RootsTech talks for beginning family historians

Family Tree Maker: 20 RootsTech talks for beginning family historians

Some of the presentations are going to be available for non-attendees.  Look through this web site to find which ones are going to be live for anyone to watch and listen to.  In addition, after the conference has concluded, at some point there will be archived presentations online.