Have you ever found yourself saying, “Gosh, I wish I’d asked my great-grandparents, grandparents, parents, aunts, and uncles more about the details of their lives”?
A lot of us don’t know enough about our family history. This is because people usually don’t become interested in genealogy until later in life when everything else has settled and they have time to think about their legacy and family identity.
Because of this, we’re losing generations of stories and important details, and all of the great benefits that come with them. Stories about our immediate family and ancestors provide examples of great and challenging times.
The solution to this problem is to get people interested in their family histories as they’re growing up, when they can still hear directly from older generations. But how do we cultivate an interest in each other in the beginning? Well, we can start by asking thoughtful questions, participating in storytelling, and by focusing on our parallel life details with our relatives.
This year, start important conversations with the below meaningful and