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To Our Children's Children: Preserving Family Histories for Generations to Come Hardcover – February 1, 1993
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I bought a copy for my Mother and I was surprised to find out she wanted to be a teacher, not a secretary. It also gave me a chance to see my Mother as a child and things through her eyes that I never would have known!
It seems like a very thick book, but if you take 1 page a day or just a few you'll be amazed at the memories you remember and also the knowledge that your children will get to know things about you that they might not have known other wise! Definately a family treasure!
It is surprising how the questions in the book really make one think back. One time I took my 18-year-old son to the beach with me. I showed him the book, we each chose a question and wrote for over an hour, sitting amongst the grasses in the sun and wind. I discovered he was definitely not too young to write down his history! Yes, I hand-write the entries and then transcribe them later with a word processor. A workbook or journal would be too space-restricting for me, and no way can I do a question per day!
I'm okay with not answering all the questions in the book. It is nice to know that even if I don't get very far in the book, my three children and my siblings will know me a lot better than if I never answered one. If I had no children, I would write anyway because you just never know who would be touched by your life. This is a must-have book for anyone wanting to pass some history down because it makes it so much easier to do. This book made it easy enough for me, the single mom with two jobs, to start a personal history!
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It's a good reference to get you started. It has questions to start your story telling and keep it going.
This copy had markings and folded pages. Read more
Another book I'd recommend because of its detailed set of questions for family interviews.Published 1 month ago by fearlessreader
The book asks all the right leading questions that might jog interesting memories to record. I bought a copy for my dad and for myself. Read morePublished 2 months ago by johnnyb
We ordered 2 copies of this book to give away. My wife and I each have a copy as do others in our families. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jim
This book has been around a while but I got a copy as a gift, then felt I had to get a copy for my parents to help them focus on information they can provide for my kids so they... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jonathan Voth
Such a great and thorough book. I am a professional personal historian and find myself returning to this book again and again when I tailor my questions for clients.Published 5 months ago by karen morgan
This is a great tool for recording information of family history. It is a small book and not a regular big size book. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lisa Briskey