Writing your life story

Wouldn’t it be a wonderful gift to pass on the story of your life, your values and family memories, to your children and generations to come?

Perhaps the most priceless gift you can give your family is to tell them that story and record it for future generations. Far too many people wait until it is too late to get this information about grandparents, parents, or even their own story.

Alice Young of the South Jersey Family History Center will share ideas and techniques to get you started in preserving your family stories Saturday April 10 at 2 p.m. at the Toms River library branch, 101 Washington St.

Young will discuss the benefits of keeping a written, video or digital journal and of telling the story behind a photo or artifact.

Family stories shared casually around the dinner table, or retold again and again at family gatherings can parallel great epics or notable short stories. These memorable stories of our lives and of our family take on special importance because they are true, even if everyone tells different versions of the same event! Such tales are family heirlooms held in the heart, not the hand, and are a gift to each succeeding generation.

This program is free and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information or to register telephone the operator at (732) 349-6200 or (609) 971-0514 or online at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org .

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