While some people may see family history as a favorite pastime of their family elders, today’s technology-driven world has given birth to a younger generation of family history lovers who are eager to discover and preserve family memories.
Such is the case for the millennial women featured in the video below. Each was inspired by special moments they shared with special people in their lives. Those moments are now treasured memories of what ignited their passion for family history.
Discover more about our featured family history lovers below.
“Every time I sit down to work on something family-history related, that same sense of urgency continues and I work like a madwoman, anxious to trap the information I’ve gathered and record it so these family members are no longer lost.”
“I’ve always wanted more than just their names; I want to learn who they were as people too. Finding them has helped me understand myself more.”
“As a mother, I sincerely desire that my kids will find the same joy in genealogical discovery that my grandfather inspired in me.”
“My Grandma Kimball passed away from cancer when my oldest daughter was five years old. It suddenly became very real to me that my children may not grow up knowing this beautiful, amazing person in the same way I did.”
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