Did You Think to Save?

There's a song I sing at church that beings something like this...

"Ere you left your room this morning,
Did you think to pray?"

For me, I simply ask this.... "Did you think to save?"

Scan Your Photos
Did you scan your documents and photos?
Photograph Your Family Treasures
Have you photographed the stuff?

Photography Daily Life
Did you preserve the family recipes?

Photograph Work Memorabilia
Did you write about your father's employment?

Love Inscribed on Bracelet

Love Inscribed on Bracelet
Did you write about the love story of your parents, or you?

Did you record the stories told at family gatherings?

This month is Family History Month... each day ask yourself, what you have you done to preserve your family history.


  1. Good questions for kicking off Family History Month.

  2. Devon,

    I want to let you know that your wonderful blog post is listed in today's Fab Finds post at http://janasgenealogyandfamilyhistory.blogspot.com/2014/10/follow-friday-fab-finds-for-october-3.html

    Have a great weekend!

    1. As always Jana, being among the Fab Finds is an honor. Thank you.

  3. Very nice reminder that I hope encourages everyone to preserve what they can of their precious family histories!

    1. Thanks Ann. Having lost both of my parents and the last of my grandparents in my 30s, we can't wait til we 'have time'. And some of these things are so simple to do, but every genealogist could use help with it. I hope more people will help push the wagon by doing the small and simple things like preserving the photos, records, and stuff.


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