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October 21, 2015 at 10:43 am
This seems like a complete list. And the most important to me is the idea of allowing others to help you: assistants.
October 21, 2015 at 11:17 am
So many people do not know how to ask, or do not feel comfortable asking for assistance. Even sharing is difficult for many. I think encouraging folks is important.
October 21, 2015 at 12:43 pm
I love this and would love to do this for my dad’s family. He rarely discusses Germany but has the stories clearly in his head. Photos he has as well and little by little he trusts me to scan them. At 87 I’m trying and trying to get his stories. Not easy. I wish I could follow this project as per your instructions. Wonderful post (as always) Nancy.
October 21, 2015 at 2:32 pm
Cathy, you are doing what you can. Take notes or record what he says about pictures, places, and the people in them. You can only work with what you have access to. Keep nudging him as he shows willingness. Get that award winning sister of yours in on the act maybe?
October 21, 2015 at 1:16 pm
Dear Lord you are soooooo right! I’ve got boxes of old photos just sticking to each other! I had my dad identify as many as he could before he passed and now I’m trying to get my 83yo mother in on the ‘act’. Luckily I’ve been working on our genealogy for years, and have it all saved electronically, but still- I need to do something with the photo’s. Thanks for reminding me- I think. (huge project).
October 21, 2015 at 2:27 pm
Is is daunting and you will never know what your elders knew, but you can get them sorted into acid free boxes by logical labeled group. Scan the images so they do not deteriorate further. Just a half hour a week could make a difference.
October 21, 2015 at 3:08 pm
This is brilliant and perfect timing for me! I just cleaned out my garage. My next project is what to do with the 39 years of scrapbooks and loose photos! Thank you for the helpful graphic!
October 21, 2015 at 3:22 pm
This is a basic infographic but that is where we start. Glad to be of help!
Lisa at Grandma's Briefs
October 21, 2015 at 4:00 pm
This is a super infographic! I love the info AND the way it’s been laid out. Thank you so much. Great directions for all of us who seem to have “leaving a legacy” on our minds of late.
October 21, 2015 at 5:23 pm
As my first real foray into creating an infographic, I wanted to keep it simple and useful. I am glad you found it to pass muster, Lisa!
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