Family history: Stories and setting the scene

Preserving family history through storytelling

Fleshing out the story, using time and place

Samuel Smith “travelled thousands of miles on foot and went emphatically ‘everywhere’ preaching the gospel.” I’m not sure what comes to mind when you read that sentence, but for me, it provides a visual I wouldn’t otherwise have. I knew my 4X great grandfather was a minister, but not that he travelled by foot to spread his message. Of course this makes sense, but I didn’t think of that aspect of his life until I saw in it print.

Take a look at how Susan used time and place to help re-create the life of Samuel Smith.

Perhaps a quick search of your family’s location and events occurring during that time may help you flesh out your story.

Let us know what you discover.
Happy Profiling. ❤


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