During certain times of the year, like holidays, it’s easy to reconnect with family. But once those times are past, you may want to gather the family together to take a walk down memory lane. Doing so can help you reconnect, remember good times past, and make new memories to cherish in the future.
Old photographs are a great way to bring back memories. If you have old family photo albums, find them, take them out, and put them on a table in the center of the room. As you gather together as a family, you may want to name each person in the picture. This is particularly important if you have younger children or grandchildren who have never met some of the people in the pictures.
If you’re interested in genealogy, you may want to draw a rough layout of the photo album pages and number each photo so you can write down the names of those in the photo. Having this information will enable future generations to see what their ancestors looked like and who was in which family and how each is related to the others.
Talk about family stories. If Great Grandma and Great Grandpa emigrated from another country, talk about why they moved here. How did they travel and where did they live when they first arrived? Did they move to several places before finally settling at their last home?
How to Make a Family Album.m4v
Published on Nov 13, 2011
This video is meant to introduce genealogy to school age students. Teachers (especially home school teachers) will find this a way to introduce American History to students. Students (ages 7 -14) can learn about American History as they learn about their own family histories. Muriel is a delightful nonagenarian with a passion for American History and genealogy. It is her goal to excite young people into discovering their own family histories and learn how these histories contribute to the fabric of American History.