We’re in a unique situation.
Baby Boomers are in the best position in history to pass on,
well, history. I mean family history,
commonly known as genealogy. We’ve got
more pictures, some from our old family albums taken by Mom and Dad and even
Grandpa or Grandma, as well as the huge amount of pictures that we’ve
taken. We also have something Mom and
Dad and Grandpa didn’t have – motion video with sound. I can show my grandkids color, full motion
video of my parents, their great-great grandparents. Wow. And they’ll be able to pass that on to their
children some day, provided they keep up with technology changes.
My wife and I have recently taken on the task of building
our family trees using computer software.
I’ve been able to find my great-grand parents from Italy along with the maiden
names of their wives. So I can cover six generations going down to my own
grandchildren. My wife can go even deeper with her family.
Family Tree Maker is the program I’m using and I’m sure
there are others, but I can recommend this one.
Baby Boomers, take the time to work on your family trees and
pass it on. It feels good.