34 Questions to Ask When Writing Your Family History

If you write it, they will come… alive

Every family has stories to share.

It could be of convicts past, a harrowing adventure, tragic loss, moving from the known to the unknown or a love story to span the ages. Go back far enough and you may find all of the above.

It’s no coincidence that even the word ‘history’ tells a story. Storytelling is powerful because it connects us to others. It brings out empathy when we hear of others emotions and experiences even if we’ve never gone through it ourselves, or we can relate to them because of similar experiences.

Since the beginning of time cultures such as Egyptians and Aboriginals communicated their past and traditions through story-telling, either orally or through drawings.

It should be the same for us now. Family history story-telling takes us to another dimension. Stories link the past to the present and into the future. To better know ourselves, we need to know where we came from, who our ancestors were, and what led them to the decisions that ultimately impacted on us.

Is your story important? Of course it is, and there will be people in generations to come that will want to know about you, what you thought, and what life was like for you. So it’s important you share it. You are the one that holds the key that links your past to your future descendants.

If you are like me, you don’t want to die with your story still in you. I would love to help you. So please join me on my journey and share yours as we discover so much about ourselves and our past.

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