DIY Family History Ideas

Sometimes when we hear the words "Genealogy" or "Family History" we get overwhelmed. What we don't realize is there is a time and a season for each of us to do our "Family History" work. For a young woman, it can mean preserving the present. Maybe voice recording "your growing up story" just before you drop into bed each night, or putting together a simple scrapbook of your first year of marriage, or recording your child's first words. For a man in the middle of his life with work, home, family, etc. It could mean spending his lunch hour indexing a batch of documents, therefore, helping to preserve the past. Or driving by his childhood home after work one evening and videoing the home with his phone as he talks about his memories there. Or for others, maybe you're retired, or the kids have left the nest, or they are all in school and you have a few hours of quiet time, it could mean scanning and documenting all the old photos in those shoe boxes, or learning how to take 8mm film and digitize it. Sometimes it's just setting a goal and carving out a little bit of time in your day to research a family line. Whatever you decide to do, I hope here at "All Things Family History" our Forever Family Trees Blog, you will find helpful ideas, tricks, tips and more to preserve the past and present for those in the future!

Family Magnetic Photo Wall

Family Magnetic Photo Wall (Yep! This post contains affiliate links. It’s to be helpful. See our full disclosure here.) Hanging photos is such a pain! How many times have you finally framed that perfect photo and need to hang it on a wall?  But that means nails and holes in the wall and hours of laying…

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“All Things Family History” – What’s our blog about?

Family History isn’t always about looking up the deceased! It can also be about the here and the now! Preserving our own… his-“STORY” is important too. In our blog, “ALL THINGS FAMILY HISTORY”, it can be as simple and fun as discovering DIY projects for your home or as detailed as researching in the Catholic…

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