Family History: Journals

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Why Write a Journal

Joseph Fielding Smith— “Every important event in our lives should be placed in a record, by us individually. … If you have accomplished something worth while during the day, put it down; it may be of use to posterity.” (Doctrines of Salvation, 2:204.)

Spencer W. Kimball— “Your story should be written now while it is fresh and while the true details are available. …

“Write [about] your goings and your comings, your deeper thoughts, your achievements and your failures, your associations and your triumphs, your impressions and your testimonies. …

“Those who keep a personal journal are more likely to keep the Lord in remembrance in their daily lives.”

(President Kimball Speaks Out, pages 57, 59.)

What to Write

Friend January 1987

Friend January 1987Link includes lesson ideas

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activity Idea: Put the following into a jar and choose one to write about each week.

 

Friend February 2017

Friend March 2017

 

Ways to Do a Journal

Ensign June 2017 Make a Goal to Keep a Journal (Link includes a story about why to keep a journal)

Do you want to keep a journal but don’t know where to start? Consider one or more of the following ways to document your life and testimony:
Keep a traditional written journal.

Keep a gratitude journal.

Use a journal app.

Make a photo journal, complete with captions.

Keep an audio journal with a digital recorder.

Use your social media account to document your experiences.

 Journaling to Deal with Life’s Problems

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friend December 2016 “Not So Great Sixth Grade Year”  Writing in a journal helps a girl deal with the difficulties of moving and going to a new school. (Includes some ideas of what to write in a journal.)

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Family History: Stories

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Friend February 2017 “The Treasure Box” Some children are excited to see what is in their father’s treasure box. At family home evening they discover it is filled with personal history items.

 

 

 

 

Friend November 2016 “The Great Family History Mystery”  A family searches for the gravestone of a great grandfather.

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Friend October 2016 ” My Family Tree” A seven year old takes the stake challenge to find five names of ancestors who need temple work.
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Friend July 2015 “Temple Time” Boy helps his with family history on computer so parents can do the family members work at temple.
Friend July 2015 "Temple Time"
Friend January 1987 Jessica wants a tin type (photo) of her family, especially of her grandfather who is dying.

Friend July 1983

Friend July 1983

Friend August 1983

Friend August 1983

Friend September 2015

Friend September 2015 “Lindsey’s Family Puzzle”

 

Friend September 2015 "Lindsey's Family Puzzle"

Friend September 2015 “Lindsey’s Family Puzzle”



Family History: Activities & Games

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Present Family History

 

 

 

 

 

 

Present & Past Family History

 

 

 

 

 

 

See  more “Family History Mystery” in each Friend in 2015- March, April  May , June, July, Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec.

 

 

Friend March 1982

Friend March 1982

Friend April 1980

Friend April 1980