Thursday, August 14, 2014

The beginnings of family research

Family stories will be lost in 3 generations if they are not written down.  Writing ones memoirs provides one with prompts in remembering and recording childhood memories.  We may think writing about oneself is boring or egotisical, but stop and think about how excited your decendants would be when they come across your journal or memoirs written many years earlier. 

My Grandpa pondered in his 1895 diary just who would be interested enough to read his diaries later.  Grandma said in her diary that she hopes one day someone would publish her husband's diaries.  Today we have computers and scanners and the ability to write blogs so I am giving it a go for you, my family.

I began researching our family history in the early 2000s.  It was slow going at first as I had to purchase and learn how to use a computer.  It has been quite a journey.  I have gathered together many documents, filed them in their unique coloured binders according to the family.  I have scanned my Grandpa's diaries (15,600 pages) and tidied up photo albums.  Peter and I have visited many of the locations where our ancestors once lived both in Australia and England.  I started writing blogs in 2012, and have found them a great way of sharing information I have on file.

I suggest you go to my home page to view my other blogs -
or easier still, all you have to remember is to go via GOOGLE to joysblogs123  

This blog will be about incidental things that come up from time to time.

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