What do you feel when you share your family stories? When asked this question, many respond with love, connectedness, remembrance, and admiration.
It was a thrill for Martha Dorsey, of Georgia, to share the story of her great, great, grandfather, who was a slave in Kentucky until the Civil War ended. Of the experience she said,
“I finally came to the realization that it was simply the joy of discovery with the family history search. It was the thrill of hunting and finding and learning something I didn’t know before. If I had to describe researching my family history I would say, I experienced the joy of connecting myself to my ancestors.”
Of the books she received from Legacy Books, she said, “I must say a wonderful finished product. Family members are pleased! It’s a historical book issue for generations! Praises!”
As Keynote Speaker Steve Rockwood taught at RootsTech earlier this month, “Every family has favorite stories that get told over and over again. These are part of our family heritage.”
Preserving these favorite family stories is important to do now, so that they can be remembered for generations to come. FamilySearch.org is working to continuously improve five tools that make this process even easier to get started:
- Discovery Experiences – In order to allow visitors the most convenient experience possible, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah will be undergoing major renovations in the near future.
- Family Trees – There are currently 1.1 billion unique names available for searching on the Family Tree section of FamilySearch.org.
- Searchable Records – Marriage, Birth, and Death Certificates are continuously becoming readily available for search on FamilySearch.org.
- Memories – Stories, photos, videos, and audio can be uploaded to FamilySearch.org for safe keeping and saved in a section called Memories in order to preserve those sacred pieces of family heritage.
- Contextual Help – Questions and concerns can be answered quickly and efficiently on the FamilySearch.org website so that the work can continually keep progressing.
In conjunction with using these tools on FamilySearch.org to find and discover your own family history, Legacy Books is committed to helping you put your family history records into one artistic presentation that you will want to display for years to come.
As one historian recently wrote to Legacy Books,
“As a social historian who is more concerned about how people lived rather than just tracing bloodlines, rest assured I will use your book as an example to researchers who come to our library. You have inspired me to get to work and publish my own book.”
Contact Legacy Books today and we will help you get started no matter where you are at in your own family history work. Preserving stories is our goal and that can be done at any stage of the genealogical process.
Preserving legacies is an art; we wrote the book.™