Sunday, June 26, 2011

It's a new day, are we ready to write again??  I know I am.

How did the writing about your parents go?  Did you learn anything new??  You must have.

Was this assignment more difficult than the last?  Since you had two people to write about.  Two people to learn about.  Each generation will get harder.  Not only will the number of people double each generation back but records confirming or denying the information you have.

Since we are really getting into the genealogy part it will be important for you obtain copies of records.  I would suggest getting a three ring binder or a file folder bin.  You can create a new tab for each name. 

Starting with yourself, create a folder.  Then make a copy of your birth certificate, social security card, marriage license and other important documents.  Place them in this folder or in the binder.  If you want take the time to type up some of the information that you wrote down about yourself and add that to this file about yourself.  Add pictures from through out your life.  Chapter 1 in you family book.

Then do the same for your parents.  You can choose to either make one folder for the both of them, or if you think you have a lot of information on each parent create a tab for each of them.  Again make copies of any document you can get your hands on.  Don't forget the photos, the more the better, and the older the better.  If you have access to a computer scanner, then scan them in.  This keeps the photos much safer for future use.  Especially if you burn then to a CD or DVD and put that away.ave

For your writing assignment for today, document your experience of collecting and storing your information.  Write about all that you have learned and how you feel about what you have learned.


  1. Welcome to the Geneabloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill ;-)
    Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories" and family sagas
    and "Back to the Homeplace" and "The Homeplace Revisited"

  2. Reyna - Welcome! I love the philosophy of your blog, and providing prompts is a great idea. I look forward to reading more.


  3. Hi: I think this is a terrific idea. My grandkids are young so I thought I would start getting information on my son in law and daughter in law and file it for them when they are older. They will already have my files from our family. I have been interested in how families were connected since I was about seven. I wanted to be an archaeologist. I ended up digging for my roots instead.