The children and I began a little genealogy project not too long ago. The children wrote out questions, in their handwriting, geared for older relatives. There were 4 pages with 3 questions on each sheet. We had them photocopied and mailed them out to their great aunts and some other relatives. The response is better than I had hoped. My only regret is that I didn’t think of doing this years ago when more were still alive. In each individual’s envelope, we also added personal questions such as, “Where did you and Uncle Fred meet?” and “Please tell us the story of when you saw Einstein,” etc. It seems some of the adults had just as much fun answering the questions as we had reading the responses. Not only that, I have learned things about my grandparents that would have gone to the grave with these relatives. So, do yourself a favor, and get busy with this little project before another relative dies!
A Genealogy Project