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Re: Tell us about Journals
In Response To: Re: Tell us about Journals ()

Genealogists sometimes mention someday writing "The Book". I've been doing family history for years but it's never been my goal to write "a book" about my family. My idea is to create what I would call a "library" of items about them. Not one book but a collection of books covering various topics on my family, videos, pictures, old letters, childhood drawings, personal items, newspaper articles, interview transcripts, maps, obituaries, etc. It's kind of an ongoing project with me... constantly changing and being updated. That way if someone wants to look at some old pix, i show them those books. If they want to read some letters their grandfather wrote while in college, i hand them that book. If they want to see their daddy's 3rd grade report card, i can hand them the report card box, etc. So for me it's not a "book" but a "library".

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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