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Journals prove to have value and worth in family history

November 29, 2010
source: The Daily Universe

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Some people feel writing in a journal seems selfish, but it is actually a service to a person’s descendants.

Learning about a person, growing closer to a person and applying experiences in one’s own life are just some of the benefits of reading a relative’s journal and are reasons to start and keep a journal right now.

Though many say it is tedious, writing in a journal does not have to be an extensive process.

Louise Plummer, a retired BYU English professor, said reading an ancestor’s journal makes them more human. She said a person can become more attached to the family member.

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