Weekly Planner: Chronicle the Homes in Your Life

Have you ever wondered about the homes of your ancestors and wished you knew more? Chances are that future generations will be wondering about the homes your family lived in. Take some time to record the memories you have of the homes you’ve lived in and those of family members. Add photographs if they’re available and make a chronological history with addresses, favorite features, family gathering places, etc.

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2 thoughts on “Weekly Planner: Chronicle the Homes in Your Life

  1. I googled the church name in Germany for one branch of my family and ended up with over a dozen pictures of the church interior and exterior. The church hasn’t changed much over the years and recently underwent a restoration. My family worshipped at this church for generations.

  2. I have been able to use photographs of a workplace and a house to find the exact location of that business and the house today. The business is in the Historic Main Street section but was not at the current location of the historical marker when the picture was taken. The city changed the numbering at one time but by looking at the design of the front of the building in the picture I could locate the current portion of the street that housed that hardware store in the late 1800′s. In the 1950-60′s a relative photographed the house where my husband’s great grandparent’s lived from 1861 – 1900 and included the two different house numbers and street name on the photograph. He had visited that house as a child and knew which one it was. Using the picture, I could make sure I had the correct house. It is still there today.
    I have started adding addresses to my own photographs that include views of the houses we have lived in.

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