Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Why I do genealogy web review

A couple of weeks ago I tried out my new lecture "Why you need Family History" at the BYU Family History Library. It went well. We are in a unique position in the industry that we see the end results of the research. Sometimes people want stories worked into genealogy charts, sometimes I just get to be the lucky listener. But through our own experiences, and through the research I have done I came up with this short list as to why people do Family History.

Connectedness/You aren't alone
Inspiring Descendants
Finding Yourself
Healing (Physical and Spiritual)
Working With Nice People

You'll have to catch my lecture sometime--it is filled with lots of great stories that I have gathered from the web and in print. In the meantime, take a look at these places on the web where people have expressed their views on why family history feels good:

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