Take time to record and preserve your own personal history as well as taking care of your family’s genealogy. Use these prompts, as you see fit, to chip away at recording your memories as well as life’s lessons learned for the benefit of future descendants. Use your computer or record your memories on paper. Amy Coffin of the We Tree Blog has authored this fine series of 52 prompts (one for each week of the year) to help you achieve your personal history goals. These make great prompts for interviewing relatives, too.
Here’s this week’s challenge/prompt: Road Trips
Week 36: Describe a family road trip from your childhood. Where did you go and why? Who was in the car? How did you pass the time?
Family Tree Gal, Carolyn Murphy of Mesa, AZ remembers going on long trips to Utah with her parents when she was a child to visit extended family there. There were always sing-alongs with her dad and mom for happy memories and uncomfortable memories of her empathetic responses to her mom’s car sickness.
What are your memories of road trips?
Many thanks to www.GeneaBloggers.com for hosting Amy’s series on their site. Go there if you’d like to join the genealogy blogging community, or if you’d like to see aggregated comments on this series from many genealogy bloggers.
Tip of the week:
After your road trip, scan your photos and put them on your computer easily. Using the Flip-Pal is oh-so-easy. Here’s some information:
Flip-Pal™ mobile scanner– Portable, easy flip-and-scan-technology. You can even scan pictures in the frame or while they remain in their photo albums or sit on the sofa in comfort and scan to your hearts delight. If you feel you have never-ending stacks of old photos, this is an especially good solution.
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Note: Examiner Carolyn Murphy resides in Mesa, AZ.
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