Family History and Journals
As family historians we have an appreciation for historical records. With that perspective, we also should feel an obligation to prevent barriers to future generations by leaving an account of our own lives, or the lives of those we’ve researched. Using the example of Lewis and Clark, intrepid explorers of 1804, David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize winning author of 1776 and John Adams, and using Stephen’s own mother’s journal, he will explain and encourage the recording of stories. Having to reconstruct the lives of even our closest loves ones can be difficult without the records which go beyond the bare bones of birth, marriage, and death. Another example Stephen will share is his ongoing research and writing into the story of his father’s participation on D-Day on a Canadian minesweeper which swept a cleared channel to Omaha Beach.