Grandma and Grandpa Live On As Long As We Write Their Life Stories!
Since I have decided to accept Tonia Kendrick’s “31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog” challenge based on the book by Darren Rowse; “31 Days to a Better Blog,” it’s time to write my “elevator pitch” about my blog and why my blog is going to be different.
My Tag line is going to be: Grandma and Grandpa Live On As Long As We Write Their Life Stories!
Add some FLARE to your Genealogy Research by using Scrapbooking Techniques to preserve your heritage in STYLE…
I have inherited so many pictures from my ancestors and I have no idea who some of them are or anything about them. Some photos may have a name and a date or possibly a location scribbled on the back but most have nothing written down.
Who is this lady in this picture? I know because I remember my grandmother telling me who she was. There is nothing written on the back of the picture of who she is, how old she is, where this was taken, etc.
My daughter and grandchildren would not know who she is but they WILL know who she is because I am going to write down as much as I know about her, which unfortunately is not very much as she passed away at the age of 37, when I was only 4 years old. She is my aunt Maxine Mae Shaw, born 05 Nov 1922 in New Vienna, Clinton County, Ohio and passed away on 02 Mar 1961 in Greenfield, Highland County, Ohio.
Even in my own scrapbooking pages, I have found myself doing the same thing by not writing down enough information and sometimes writing nothing at all on the backs of pictures or adding a journaling section for my grandchildren and future generations to know anything about who I am, where they came from, who their ancestors were and what type of people they were.
I hope to inspire others to take a few minutes of time and write your family stories down. If you are interested, then I will bet you a dollar that someone else in your family will be interested too and so VERY grateful that you have helped them when they begin their family history research.
Okay, so my short “elevator pitch” turned out to be a bit longer than I intended but I will shorten it and add it to the “About Me” page.
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