We remember stories in our lives better than facts. When our grandkids come to visit, I tell them stories about the lives of their ancestors to help them know them as persons, not dates and places on a piece of paper.
Some of the best stories involve the good and the bad wedding proposals that have taken place in the history of a family. Either way, they are memorable.
Are you capturing the stories in your own life and those that you’ve found or heard in the lives of your ancestors? If not, you are missing a one of the largest part of being a family historian.
Capture them. Write them down. Record them if they are new.