Many people wonder about their own identity, their roots, later in life after they lose older family members, their anchors. Knowing about past generations helps ground our existence, connecting us to the world. My mother’s stories had a big impact on my life.
Imagine knowing the stories of all our ancestors. Ancestry programs and searches provide answers but often lead to more questions. Maybe those stories disappear forever but we still have the present. We can sit down with our children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews and share our stories. We can write those stories so they can share them with future posterity. What if we had personal family libraries, a genealogy of family stories, expanded on and passed down from one generation to the next.