Five Minute Family History

Save the stories! Become a story-catcher during your coffee break!

Welcome!  I'm glad you found me. I hope we can have fun here and do something really important, too. Doing family history isn’t only about visiting graveyards and documenting all the begats of dead ancestors, it’s also capturing living memory and creating a story your descendants will be eager to read.   So set aside a few short minutes–with morning coffee, at lunchtime or before bed–and write, type or speak fast!

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Mystery Person?

Do you have a mystery person in your family?  A black sheep?   A person family members shy away from mentioning?  Well, of course, this is something you MUST find out more about, right?  Think of the person who most fits the black-sheep label in your family and concentrate on that person for today.  Jot down everything you know about him/her, including what has earned the designation.  This is an exercise to contribute to your own understanding of your family and you can choose at a later time whether to put any of it into your family scrapbooks, so don’t hold back.