Some of my favorite memories of my family’s elders are listening to their stories. As your family ebbs and flows, preserving your family history for generations to come is important. In this age of smart devices - in most cases - print photographs are out, and digitals are in. If you have a large family, try to split up the preservation role so it doesn’t fall on to one single household or person. Chances are, there are decades of items to discuss, scan, and prepare for future generations to enjoy.
In the meantime, if you have a chance these next few months, make it a priority to sit with your elders and record their voices telling you about their childhood, parents, and other memories. We’re walking around with video cameras in our pockets and handbags, so let’s record some memories!