Family history is one of my favourite past times and because of my interest in the subject I am scrupulous with all my family documents and photographs. I keep everything historically important carefully arranged, labelled and indexed not only relating to the lives of my ancestors but also relating to my own life and that of my close family.
So when the time comes and I move across to a better existence my family will hopefully know what is important whilst rummaging through my belongings.
My interest has also made me care less about the material things in life and more so for my photographs and the stories that belong in my family, not only those relating to my ancestors but also those directly connected to the here and now.
Recording our own stories and those of our closest family members is very important, but what is the best way to do this to ensure longevity?
What about the Internet? What activity in the virtual world will stand the test of time?
Will our Facebook pages still exist in 100 years, long after we have departed,
Will our twitter posts still exist?
Our You tube videos, our online family trees, what about WordPress, will our blogs still be here 100 – 200 years after we have died?
I would love to know what everyone thinks and perhaps you know the answer?