The family legend. Every family has a wealth of stories that can make you laugh, cry and experience every emotion in between. They are the stories of us. The tales that shaped our ancestry and made us who we are today.
Some of these stories are exaggerated. They grow larger with every telling. Others are understated. You have to dig deep to catch their full meaning. But they all have something in common. Each one represents a chapter in your personal lineage.
Sharing Family Stories
People drift apart. Life flies by at a frantic pace. We all have so many responsibilities. You simply live each day, and before you know it years have passed since you’ve seen someone special. Despite our best intentions, people drift apart.
November is Family Stories Month. A time to share tales from your family tree. It’s also the perfect time to reconnect your family.
Reunite Your Family
Family Stories Month is the perfect time to dust off those notable narratives from your past. Share them with close relatives, and all the members of your extended family tree. Some may have drifted away years ago. It’s time to find them again.
How do you start? Ask other relatives for help. Look on social networking sites. Try a people search website. It’s worth the effort. Find your family, and relive those cherished old memories. Then create new ones.
Tracing Your Ancestry
We all have stories to tell. Some cover our recent exploits; others recount adventures from many years ago. Your stories are worth telling. Just like their stories are worth hearing.
Ask your relatives to share stories from their lives, and tales they were told in their youth. You’ll be surprised at what you learn. Some accounts are funny, others are serious. A few may be downright terrifying. They all helped define your ancestry and shape the people who came before you.
Every day is an opportunity. A chance to build relationships, renew old connections and celebrate our lives. November provides a good excuse to reconnect and share the stories that built your family tree. They are tales you will cherish all year long.
So how will you commemorate Family Stories Month?