How Do I Tell My Heritage Story?
Heritage Book Tips
One question that I often get asked is, "How do I tell a story for a Heritage Book?" A Lasting Story Heritage Book is one that tells the story of your family ~ of your ancestry going back generations, your immediate family, or anything in between! Here are some tips:
First of all, decide WHY you're telling the story. Is it a gift for one of your parents? For a niece who's getting married? For your husband? That will help determine what's in your story. What should you include that will make that person love that book and keep it forever? Remember that including your feelings, not just facts, is crucial to achieving that.
If you're into genealogy, you might have a ton of info, but sometimes, a story is more meaningful if you focus on the last couple of generations and make it colorful and fun, with descriptions of relatives' personalities, quirks, and quotes. My husband had a great uncle who had an annual tradition of taking family members on camping trips to the Smokies. He was famous for those trips!
Finally, if you're not sure how to approach it, ask me! I'm happy to speak with you and help you make a decision. It never hurts to chat on social media or by email before making a decision about your Heritage Book.