Every family has its own stories to tell. Do you know how your parents met? What have you heard about your grandfather’s time in the military? Do you know when, how and why your ancestors came to this country?
Family history and keepsakes are important to 80 percent of Americans, according to Allstate’s “It’s Not Just Stuff” survey, which polled more than 1,000 adults about their most valuable possessions. In fact, nearly two-thirds of Americans hope to pass down family photos, videos and mementos to their children or other family members.
Luckily, there are some tools and resources available today that may make it easier to record, store and share details about your heritage.
How do you go about exploring your family’s past? And what are some of the best ways to help record and preserve these stories? This how-to guide may help.