Last November I wrote about my Dad coming to live with me: https://blnnews.com/2020/11/11/my-changes/
It has been challenging and a lot of fun, but in a couple weeks he and my mom will be moving out of State. Yes, they will be escaping Illinois!
This move has meant cleaning out their house. Yesterday I read some papers mom gave me and found out my maternal grandmother’s grandfather fought in the Civil War – for the north. He came to America from Germany in 1853 when he was 19. He married a lady who also came from Germany in 1868.
I had believed no relatives came here until the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. My grandmother wrote this history in 1978, if she hadn’t written it I never would have known.
The Benjamin side of the family has an entire book tracing their root back to the tribe of Benjamin. My family has bits and pieces and research my dad and I did years ago.
To preserve history get your family’s in writing before it’s too late. Your grandkids will love it. Write a COVID history from your perspective. Future generations will be laughing at how stupid we were. History depends on who writes it. Truth will disappear unless we preserve it.