Hallo! (Hello-just in German) Today I want to give some tips on how to start compiling your family history :) But there is just SOOO much information! Well... first let's choose the most pertinent information, and we will go from there! Sounds good? Good.
NUMERO UNO. (Yes I am speaking spanglermanish here).
WHO ARE YOU?
Let's write a rough sketch. Pencil and paper ready?
Well, I am Sarah Nicole Bean, born on a day, in a place, to parents, and I have this many siblings, and I have a husband, and a daughter, and I like food, and water, and music, and books, and poetry, and words, and funny things, and creating stuff, and dogs, and I have blond hair and blue eyes and I am short but not too short. (please don't make it as vague as I just did, mine was an example of what to say but not how to write it...;))
|No I do not own Alice in Wonderland or any rights attached to it, I just thought|
this was a good example. Thank you.
OK... NOW, WHAT STUFF ABOUT YOU IS SUPER IMPORTANT?
I am Sarah Nicole Bean, formerly Sarah Nicole Watson. I was born to parents Jason and Kristina Watson. I have 3 brothers, and 4 sisters. I was born in the year 1995, on Wednesday February 1st, in Provo, UT. I married my husband James Gavin Bean on July 6th, 2013; and we had our first daughter, Elizabeth Marie Bean on June 24, 2014. On purpose. I love music, learning, comedy, writing, eating, and being a wife and mommy. I have blond curly hair, and blue eyes.
See what I did there? Hopefully it's more refined, if it's not please let me know ;)
(I meant if it is refined, I know I'm not ;D)
This can be considered a "mission statement" of sorts, so make it good.
Also known as NUMERO DOS, number 2, or NUMMER ZWEI.
Where do you want your history compiled? Do you want to write it all down in a Journal, do you want to make a photo book out of it? (my favorite idea) Do you want to create a record on the computer? This is a very important step, so choose wisely.
Now, which ever you chose, you are probably going to want to have pictures. So gather pictures! Gather pictures of you, your siblings, parents, grandparents, and any others you can find. While you're gathering pictures, gather information on those people so that you can include some info along with the picture. Next step: Compile all of that info in your chosen platform.
And Vwallah! A history everyone can see ;)
And if you want to take it further... this is a really cool idea! (click and type in family, scroll down to this one)