A-Z of Family History Sources & Stories
Join me on this A-Z journey to explore the fascinating records
that can enhance your family history research and writing.
Youthful Memories I did not regard as part of my family history until I joined the network site Geneabloggers.
I started to follow various prompts encouraging us to write about our childhood and beyond, as a record for future generations - and I heartily recommend it. It was an enjoyable and nostalgic task to do and an opportunity to bring together family photographs.
Here are some suggested themes:
- First Childhood Memories
- Family Homes
- Favourite Toys and Games
- Favourite Books
- Hobbies and Crafts
- Musical Moments
- Fads and Fashions
- Changing Hair Styles
- Radio and TV
- Movie Moments
- School Days - Teachers - Favourite Subjects
- Mealtimes - Food Fads - School Dinners - Eating Out
- Sporting Days
- Birthdays, Holidays & Gala Days
- Special Treats
- Travel and Transport
- Christmas Traditions
- The Weather
- When I grow up I want to be............
- First Job
- Wedding Bells
- Brushes with Technology
- Major events with an Impact e.g. Queen's Coronation, Assassination of JFK.
We were a typical 1950's family - below we were on our way to our summer holiday destination and stopped for a picnic lunch, with my aunt taking the photograph. What strikes me now is how formally we were dressed - my father in a jacket, collar & tie, my mother with her dress & necklace, whilst I am wearing my school blazer, a dress and of course my white socks and Clark's sandals. Only my brother would pass muster today!
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