Friday, June 5, 2009
One Week Out
Well, folks, it's one week until the Family History Expo and I'm starting to get excited. It's gonna be a headache trying to find someone to watch the kids but I think it will be worth the effort in the end. I'm planning on taking a couple classes on the computer programs that help folks write their personal histories. I've toyed around with the thought of creating some kind of software or how-to book for awhile so these classes will be helpful. There's also one on oral history preservation which I am interested in. After all, it's a lot easier to get people to talk about their lives than to write about them!
As an added bonus, a couple inspirational family history quotations:
"If you don't recount your family history, it will be lost. Honor your own stories and tell them too. The tales may not seem very important, but they are what binds families and makes each of us who we are. "
--- Madeleine L'Engle
"I promise that if you will keep your journals and records, they will indeed be a source of great inspiration to your families, to your children, your grandchildren, and others, on through the generations. Each of us is important to those who are near and dear to us and as our posterity reads of our life's experiences, they, too, will come to know and love us. And in that glorious day when our families are together in the eternities, we will already be acquainted."
--- Spencer W. Kimball