Inspiration for writing about your ancestors

Lisa Alzo’s Ten Things I Miss About My Dad provides much-needed inspiration for those of us who struggle to find time and/or inclination to write our family history.

Take a look at Ms. Alzo’s loving tribute to her father. You will see that it can serve as a simple and doable way to write about your family members and ancestors.

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In her blog post, Ms. Alzo writes about some of her fondest memories, such as her father’s hats, favourite sayings, love of sports, and ability to fix things. You probably have a list of your own about a relative that is equally engaging and touching.

So, make yourself a cup of tea or coffee, find a quiet spot, and write ten things about one of your ancestors. It may not be the epic family history you hope to produce one day, but it’s a start.

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One Response to Inspiration for writing about your ancestors

  1. Barbara Tose says:

    Thanks for this Gail. It’s a great post and a challenge I will do myself and may send to my siblings to do. I was even thinking of sending it to a few of my Dad’s friends to get a different perspective on his life. It was something I intended to do right after my Dad died but didn’t get to. Maybe now is the time.

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