February 20, 2012
Family History Date
Maybe you know all about your family tree. But do you know about the one you married into? This is a great opportunity to find out more about one another’s.
I printed put the invite and on the back wrote:
I know about you,
And you know about me,
But what about our family tree?
I have been really interested in family history recently. And while we both have dabbled in it, that was many moons ago and much has changed. We are lucky enough to have a baby-sitting trade set up and an LDS Family History Center near but if you aren’t able to get a sitter etc, this one date can be done from the comfort of your own home. (I know, I look out for y’all)
First off we printed some family tree sheets. Here is the one we used.
Then we grabbed our chairs and pens and went to www.familysearch.org
Now, let me pause and take a moment to assure you that this is not scary at all. And let me also assure you that even if you are certain that everything is done, it was still really fun to see all the names on the charts and ask about them. There were many people in my family tree that I did not know existed so you can imagine what it was like looking at my husbands!
We told stories about ancestors and even got into some good childhood memories.
After we finished we wanted to be able to share some of these memories with our kids so we headed over to shutterfly.com and made up a picture book.
And there y’all have it. A quick and easy way to check out who has made you who you are today!
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