Though impossible to get them to sit down and go through old documents and papers with me, my family would sit for a few minutes and watch a video. And, the videos worked. After watching them, they were full of questions, like, "Who was that?" or "How am I related to them?" The videos also made things seem more real and sentimental to my family.
So, if you are looking for ways to get your family more interested, I would recommend making a video and showing it at a family dinner, reunion or holiday. It worked for me. An example of the videos I have made is below. It features the descendants of my third great grandma, Polly Tadpole.
Those are my thoughts for today.
Thanks for reading.
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