Category: Memories

The Family History Guide’s Quicklist for Creating Family History Memories

There are times we just need an idea for creating a “Family History Memory” for those we love. It could be that the family has gathered, and there is that perfect moment to involve them in family history. It could be that you have a family reunion coming up, you are planning a holiday celebration or road trip and you...

Crafting Christmas memories with the past and present in mind

The ideas seem endless for adding a bit of nostalgia to your Christmas decorations and get-togethers – and The Family History guide has a fun suggestion to share.  Check out the “Objects and Heirlooms” category in the Memories Activities of the children’s page (Family History Activities Tab).  Idea C3-11 links you to American Ancestors detailing how to create ancestral tree ornaments – along with this...

Capture and share the moment with the fun, free, family history focused “Marco Polo” app

Avery Hartmans, a tech reporter for The Business Insider, writes, “If you’ve ever wanted to recapture the magic of playing with walkie-talkies as a kid, there’s an app designed to do just that — 2017-style.” She is describing  the app Marco Polo, created by Joya Communications whose website states that its mission is “to help people feel close no matter the distance, enabling people to...

Activity ideas for collecting and sharing family photos (including MyHeritage Slideshows)

Looking for a fun family history centered activity for the holidays? Gathering, identifying,  labeling, and sharing photos from the past (along with the stories behind them) can be an exciting, unifying experience that can connect your family in remarkable ways.  For example, if you have photos in your MyHeritage gallery, consider sharing them in slideshows. This is a great way...

Writing a Life Sketch With Help From The Family History Guide

Family history writing activities are a way to get to know those who have gone before, discover and record details about their lives, and to learn from and be inspired by their experiences. Family history writing activities are also a way to connect with living family members, document your personal family history, and make fun memories as you put pen...

Anytime Pie Night and Thanksgiving Party Games from The Family History Guide = Holiday Fun!

In many parts of the world, the Thanksgiving holiday is quickly approaching and anticipation is mounting for this perfect opportunity to make fun memories with our families. To add to the festivities, consider planning a  Pie Night to accommodate those family members who can’t make it to Thanksgiving day celebrations (but can join the family another day or time) or plan...