October is here – Celebrate National Family History Month

How often have we heard the term “leave a legacy”? We are not talking about gifting to your favorite charity here, we are talking about you, your family, your family history – your legacy.  Below are just a few ideas for you to think about that might help to ensure that your family history lives on.

  • Share your growing-up stories with your children (and write them down).
  • Collect your family recipes and then cook them up!
  • Take photos of all of your family heirlooms. They can be anything from your great grandmother’s thimble for sewing to your great grandfather’s old foot treadle knife and ax sharpener.
  • Write the story of your family heirlooms and who they originally belonged to.
  • Label all of your family photos.
  • Copy your family photos to share electronically with your family.
  • Write a biographical sketch of your parents, your grandparents, or other family member you find interesting.
  • Create an heirloom in your favorite needlework medium.
  • Interview and create an oral history with your oldest living relative.
  • Make a list of all the new technology since you can remember.
  • Create a list of all of your family traditions.
  • Live life to the fullest and create your own family memories!