Re: [jacksongenealogy] Wagon roads in Jackson Couty in1837
- Thanks for the tip about the video camera, I had not
thought of that. I do take my grandchildren with me
to the court house with me when I am searching for
marriage certificates. They like helping look and
they do the copying for me. We are planning a trip to
Scotland to do some research and I'm sure that will
spark a lot of interest for them.
--- Karl Plenge <karlplenge@...> wrote:
> > I am hoping to instill in my grandchildren a love__________________________________________________
> > genealogy. Any tips on this would be greatly
> > appreciated.
> Sam - I really appreciate your desire to share this
> with your grandkids.
> 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
> 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.
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