The best gifts we can give to our family members are the ones that record our histories.
From the Ann Wead Kimbrough collection
Recently, a church member told me that her father’s wife has placed all of his legacy possessions in storage. Since his death, this church member said she has not had access to her father’s belongings, especially the family Bible.
“Did it have the births of your ancestors in it,” I asked her.
She answered in the affirmative. I knew that she needed to gain possession of that family Bible to gain the answers she has long sought in her quest to uncover the mysteries of the family she deemed fragmented due to her father’s multiple children born from different mothers. This church member has established great relationships with her siblings and has been seeking their cooperation in recording the family history.
In place of the family Bible, I recommended electronic searches of the family members and also hard cover solutions in the form of books such the ones displayed in this blog.
Start somewhere. It will help to make the season brighter to record remembrances of our cherished ancestors.