HOW DOES HISTORY HAPPEN? SOMEONE WRITES IT.
WHO IS IT ? ? ? TAKE YOUR TIME ! ! ! ENJOY! ! !
Full Name
Date of birth
Where circumstances they were born under (hospital, at home, etc)
Each Parent’s full name
As Adult………….name the following =
Natural hair color
Color of eyes
Height
Weight and type of build
Left-handed or right-handed
Basic health history as a child and as an adult
(mumps, measles, chicken pox, diabetes, allergies, etc)
schools attended/highest education level attained
jobs held as an adult
history of where they lived
Date of Marriage/to Whom (full name)
Name of spouse’s parents and grandparents
Names of siblings
Names of children w/dates of birth/location of birth
Date of death/location of burial plot
Any and all stories that you can remember of this person
HOW DO I FIND THIS STUFF OUT???? ASK !!!!!
Ask family, friends, church, library, cemetery, family reunions, funerals, weddings, family gatherings of any sort, ….newspaper clippings, school yearbooks, get help and identify old pictures and write down on the back who they are and when/where the picture was taken.
Sit quietly with Grandma, Grandpa, or Great-Aunt Sally and ask them to tell you stories of their life that she/he enjoy and that they remember…..or even your parent. (ask…listen)
NEVER DESPAIR OVER MISSING INFORMATION.
IT WILL COME.

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