My Uncle Robert My Uncle Don
Family history is so powerful. It let's us know where we came from and a bit of who we are. But just as important are the people that are still alive or recently deceased.
I have had 3 relatives pass in the last 2 years. I knew them, but didn't really know them. That is why I have requested of their families to write some thing for me, about who they were as a person. With this, families of the next generations won't have to wonder who these people were. They will have the knowledge that we have pass on to them.
If you want to update your family history, questions you may want to ask about these people might be:
Where were they born? Date of birth? etc. Then, questions about who they were:
What kind of music did they like? Were they artistic? Where did they work? What kind of work did they do? Did they like to travel? Where did they travel to? What did they do in their travels? Did they have a sense of humor? What was their favorite food? Did they like the outdoors? Were they a homebody? Were they an animal lover? etc. Health questions are really hard to ask, but for some they could be life saving. Sometimes we have to ask the hard questions.
Sounds like a questionnaire for a dating site. But it is how we get to know them.
With this information we can get a better idea of who we are, where we came from and for some an identity.