A couple years ago, I did some family tree work with my uncle and his wife. They have spent years of research on the Stith family, dating back to our first immigrants from England. It is fascinating information, and a great project to spend time with family. I now sit with several boxes of photo’s and documents in my home office, and love to go through them occasionally. But what I haven’t been able to do is come up with a completed family tree with stories and pictures to go with it. My question to you is, have you ever been part of a genealogy project? If so, I’d like to get your thoughts about the process, even if you didn’t finish. I’d also like to hear from anyone who has completed a family tree project, to the point of where it gets shared with the entire extended family. Do you have any tips on how to get it completed? Speaking for myself, it’s a wonderful, fun, frustrating, and laborious process. It was a labor of love and family legacy. What are your thoughts? Send us your comments, or your family tree story!
Did you know?
A study published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine suggests that engaging in legacy activities like scrapbooking and story sharing can increase family communication and reduce stress for caregivers to chronically ill individuals. Caregivers reported less stress and patients reported decreased breathing difficulty and increased religious meaning.
Read more here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2664509/