How to preserve your family stories for future generations

In a world where people document the minutiae of their daily lives in mind-numbing detail, many of us still know so little about our own family stories. And yet, our stories are important. They're not just family history; they're social history. Little glimpses into the way things were, snapshots of the way our families used to live.

I hope this article will inspire you to make a start on documenting your family stories for future generations to enjoy. We'll look at the differences between memoirs and family memory books. We'll review some key questions to ask your parents or grandparents to help you tell their stories. And we'll reveal some key tips to help you write stories about your life.