Your life is unique. Throughout time, for all the billions of people who have dug their heels into this planet's bountiful soil, no one has been exactly like you. Or your family, for that matter.
But here's a news flash for you: You're not the first person to show an interest in preserving family history. Chances are, there's someone in your own family that's doing it right now. Researching family history is the No. 2 hobby in America, ranking right behind gardening and, according to some accounts, closing fast.
So, why not capitalize on all that interest by making your job a bit easier? As the saying goes, why re-invent the wheel? There are plenty of genealogy resources available on the Internet, many of them free. And there are hundreds of blogs on the topic.
Use your favorite search engine to find them, read them and learn from them. Here's one woman who's not afraid to admit she borrows ideas from others. We all do. That's called learning.
When you find a blog that you like (such as this one!), subscribe to it. It's simple. Details can be found in the column at the left on this site. Or you can check out this post on "search once and subscribe" by my blogging-coach friend Mike Sansone.
Then you can start preserving the unique details of your family history in a format you're comfortable with.
We'll be giving you a nudge throughout the month of May which is Personal History Month. Starting May 1, we'll be offering a free, month-long mini-course on how to write your own personal history.