7 Ways to Preserve your Family Legacy for the Next Generation – FindMyPast April 8, 2019

As I continued to look through Some of the Places I Find Articles, I came across a FindMyPast post from April 8, 2019 7 Ways to Preserve your Family Legacy for the Next Generation: https://blog.findmypast.com/leaving-a-legacy-2634012242.html. I included portions from the link. You can read more on FindMyPast.

Meaningful ideas for leaving a legacy your children and grandchildren will cherish forever

Creating a legacy that will last for generations doesn’t have to be extravagant or expensive. We’ve compiled a list of quick and easy ways you can preserve your family legacy right now. Your younger relatives will be forever grateful.

1. Build Your Family Tree

Keep your family story intact by storing it on a family tree. Your tree documents all the members of your family in one place, making a great reference for any relative interested in your shared past. Our online family tree builder is really easy-to-use and it’s completely free to get started.



2. Take a DNA Test

Equip your family for the future by giving them an insight into their past with an ancestry DNA test. Taking a DNA test requires very little effort (just a quick saliva sample) but the results can give you and your family a valuable understanding of your origins.



3. Chronicle Your Family History

Gather all of your family records, letters and heirlooms together and have them ready to pass down through the generations. Billions of genealogy records are now searchable online, including here at Findmypast, making it easier than ever to unearth details of family’s most important milestones.

Start Searching Records

–snip–4. Bury a Time Capsule

Time capsules are a fun and engaging way to preserve family memories. Fill a container with anything you deem worthwhile (the artefacts we’ve already listed would be suitable) and bury it somewhere that will be accessible for years to come.



5. Record Audio or Video

One of the most powerful keepsakes your loved ones can have of you after you’re gone is a video or audio recording. You could record a bespoke message or create a compilation from existing family footage you’ve gathered over time.


Websites and apps like Once I’ve Gone, RecordMeNow and Safe Beyond (YouTube video above) are designed to make the process as straightforward as possible.

6. Create a Timeline

Similar to a family tree, a timeline plots your most treasured family moments and milestones through the years. Creating your timeline digitally will mean it’s accessible by your family forever.

Check Out These Detailed Twile Timelines

With Twile, you can add photos and events and easily share your timeline with other relatives.

7. Write a Will

Perhaps the first thing you’ll consider when preparing to leave your legacy is writing your last will and testament. If you need help on that front, your ancestors could be an unexpected source of inspiration.




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