Re: [jacksongenealogy] Wagon roads in Jackson Couty in1837
> I am hoping to instill in my grandchildren a love ofSam - I really appreciate your desire to share this with your grandkids.
> genealogy. Any tips on this would be greatly
The key will be to share it with them, not force it on them. If you can,
take them to some of the places in your ancestry and show them, if they
still exist, houses, farms, etc, that their ancestors grew up on. Also,
tell them as many stories as you know, as long as they are interested. When
you can see they are getting bored with it, that's the time to stop.
I have been in the process of cleaning out my parents' house, and have found
in my Mom's things all of my grandmother's notes. I SO wish I had been
interested in this when she was living - but I just wasn't. Until the bug
bites, trying to force them to be interested will be counterproductive.
I do recommend you document as much as you can and leave as many notes on
what you remember and what you've found as possible. Maybe even sit down in
front of a video camera and just "ramble" about what you know. They may not
value this now, but perhaps will in the years to come, perhaps when you are
no longer here to tell them in person.