Looking back on your family tree
What do you wish you knew about your family that ancestry searches can’t show?
The internet can provide some amazing facts to document our family history, but what these searches don’t show is the real person, or the emotions behind these moments.
The My Story Told team came up with a list of some of the biggest questions they would like to ask their grandparents or older relatives, if they had had the opportunity.
- My great grandparents emigrated to the UK, and I have always wondered if they found it difficult to adapt to life in a new country, and how they were treated when they first arrived. Was it difficult to learn a new language?
- Music is such a big part of my life, and I often think about the types of music my relatives enjoyed in the past, whether they played any musical instruments or attended any live concerts.
- Until very recent generations my ancestors were a farming family, and I would love to know more about the ins and outs of how they operated the farm, their personal stresses and enjoyments of the lifestyle. I think it would inspire me in my own personal struggles.
- My father was in the military and travelled all over the world, he told us lots about his life, but it was so long ago now that I can’t remember the details. I wish I could remember where his favourite place he visited had been, or places he would have liked to have explored himself.
In the future, our younger generations and their children will ponder these same questions. They will also want to know more about where they came from, and how their ancestors lived and experienced things in a different time.
Through the services at My Story Told, you can give your children and future generations the most personal piece of history that can be passed down for centuries to come - your own personal biography.
Or, perhaps you have a parent, grandparent or loved one who you would like to remember in their own words? Give them the gift of sharing their story with My Story Told.
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