Latter-day Saint Life

9 Tips for Writing Personal Family History

How can you get the most out of doing your personal family history? Some people may may struggle with their personal family history because they don’t know what to write about in their journals or they feel they have too many pictures to scrapbook. However, you may be surprised to learn that not only is keeping track of your personal family history important for posterity (and yourself), but doing so can be easy and fun as well. Here are 9 tips that will help you get the most out of your personal family history, and help you to enjoy doing it.

Start Your Personal Family History and Don’t Stop

That journal isn’t going to write itself and those scrap books aren’t going to be filled by you pretending they aren’t there. In Brad Wilcox’s Ensign article “Why Write It?” he says that “[t]houghts come with writing, and writing may never come if it is postponed until we are satisfied that we have something to say.” So start your personal family history today and keep it up regularly.

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