Story of My Life E-book

Save your life story for family and future generations of relatives. This eBook’s prompts help you record and share your most memorable moments, preserving your life and times for years to come.

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Record the stories of your life—or a loved one's—for posterity! The Story of My Life workbook makes it easy: Simply follow the prompts to preserve memories from your entire life. This enhanced eBook includes sections on parents, siblings, childhood, high school, career and adulthood. There's also space to note vital statistics about yourself and immediate family members as a genealogical record. And with this eBook's type-and-save PDFs, there's no need to print out paper copies—simply type your answers into the forms and save for future reference, or e-mail the files to a relative or family friend to make your story even richer.

A great gift for your children to learn about their parents' lives or the jumping-off point for writing a memoir, the Story of My Life workbook will help you preserve your memories for generations to come.

Who Should Get This eBook

You'll love the Story of My Life workbook if...

  • You want to pass on your story to future generations
  • You'd like some help in re-discovering and preserving your most important memories
  • You need a way to organize the dates, facts and emotions related to your big life events
  • You prefer to type in your memories rather than write them down by hand

What's Inside

The Story of My Life workbook features:

  • Typeable fill-in pages with thought-provoking prompts to capture the key moments that define your life
  • Advice and exercises to reconstruct memories from long ago
  • Interactive pages for family and friends to share their own stories
  • Special forms for spotlighting important people, places and times

Excerpt: Sample Tips

Here are some tips you'll find in the Story of My Life workbook:

  1. Write out whatever you remember. Simply write your subject (e.g., "Grandpa") across the top of a page, and write "I remember" followed by whatever comes into your head for five or ten minutes. Don't worry about spelling, grammar or formatting; simply writing down your stream of consciousness can help unearth long-forgotten memories. And if you run out of memories about your subject, simply write "I remember" over and over until you actually have a memory to write.
  2. Collaborate with others. Hearing about a particular time, place or person from someone else can give you fuller perspective and help trigger more memories (and, if the accounts are different, lead to interesting questions). Share copies of the eBook's forms with relatives, friends, neighbors and any other important people in your life to make recording your story a collaborative effort. To help with this, many of the forms in this eBook have an "As Remembered by" line, allowing you to record who remembered what.

About The Author: Sunny Jane Morton

Sunny Morton is an award-winning writer who has advanced training in genealogy, history and memoir-writing, She is a contributing editor for Family Tree Magazine and Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems, and is also a writing coach for Family Tree University.

Contents of the Story of My Life workbook:

Chapter 1: Gathering Your Family Stories

Chapter 2: Statistics About Me

Chapter 3: Stories About Early Family Life

Chapter 4: Stories From Childhood

Chapter 5: Stories from High School

Chapter 6: Stories from My Professional Life

Chapter 7: Stories About a Family of My Own

Chapter 8: Reflections on My Personal Life and Values

Chapter 9: Preserving Your Memories

Chapter 10: Special Forms

Note: This eBook is the second, workbook edition of My Life & Times: A Journal for Collecting Your Stories.

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU R0836
Author/Speaker/Editor Sunny McClellan Morton
File Type PDF
Product Type E-book
ISBN 13 9781440347153
Skill Level Beginner, Intermediate
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