Sometimes it is easy to get so involved in community history that family history is overlooked.

Future generations will someday try to find out how people today lived.  Is a family record being preserved for those who come after us?   Personal accounts mean so much more and provide more details than anything found on the internet. 

Most homes have several ways to record both video and audio.   You don’t have to do it all at once.  Record information as it comes to mind.  This can become an ongoing project over years.  At some point, the information should be transcribed into a computer.  Begin as a diary writing down current events, have another section for past events and memories.  Ask for details and full names of relatives.  If you are writing by hand, be sure it is legible.  It is always better to have a typed page.  Consider paying someone to transcribe your story if that is possible.