Family history, a perishable commodity

I wish

Something to consider as you contemplate personal goals for 2016 —

Having completed three major, personal family history projects this past year — I can say that, without exception — a common theme throughout the process was wishing I had asked more questions of my now deceased grandparents and great-grandparents.  The good news is that Dad and Mom, ages 90 and 88, were able to share memories from their childhoods and early adult lives. It was fun to see how much they enjoyed the experience and also seeing the end products — one video and two books. Three cousins as well as six aunts and uncles are gone. It was a powerful reminder that n-o-w is the time to start preserving family history.