Stories Are Everywhere – Genealogy Challenge

Genealogy Stories are everywhere
It’s common to postpone writing a family history or even family stories until feeling like you’ve “done it all”. While a typical belief, I challenge it’s one that needs to be ignored 🙂

Stories are everywhere. And if you don’t capture and save a story, who will?

I chose a cemetery photo for this post because I think it’s one of the easiest places for us to find stories. I’m sure you can remember how good it felt to find an ancestor’s final resting place so why not make a record of it?

You could write a paragraph, take a photo, record an audio or video in the cemetery . . . anything to communicate the story that YOU found there. You may not even know much more about the ancestor than the vital statistics, but you definitely have a story about your search and your feelings on finding the tombstone.

My challenge to you today is to write, video, audio, or share a photo of one of your cemetery discoveries. If you’re on Twitter or Instagram, use the hashtag #cemeterystory so we can all share in your success at saving a story.

Nancy

p.s. You can find my brief story over on my genealogy Facebook page.

 

 



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