Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Current Project - Recording My History

Over the past few years, I have research my family history, recorded family stories, scanned family photographs and shared what I have found with others. But there has been one area of my genealogy that has been lacking: the part about me.

I've scanned photographs of myself growing up. I've recorded the important dates of my life in my genealogy program. I've recorded a few of my memories.

One of the problems with recording my own history is that I took all my personal history items from my parents' house when I starting getting involved in genealogy. So then when I scanned what my parents had my stuff wasn't there. Of course there were photographs, but no report cards, no awards, no baby book, no yearbooks, no Puffalump. All of my stuff has been buried in my closet. I knew I wanted it. I knew I need to preserve it. I just never did anything useful with it all.

So now I am on a mission to record "my history". I pulled everything out of my closet so that I could get to the good stuff. I am scanning photographs, photo albums, yearbooks, report cards, and everything else I forgot I had.

Here are my tools:
Hopefully this won't take too long. I mean there is less than 30 years of history to record. And I'd really like to be able to get to my bookshelf without tripping on all the stuff that should be in my closet.

Disclosure: Amazon affiliate links were used for the tools I am using.


  1. It's wonderful that you are doing this. I haven't made an organized effort like this, but I did record a lot of memories in Memory Monday posts.

  2. Good to make a start while you are young. It' so much more of a challenge for we oldies