A well-written and carefully researched biography is perhaps the most precious legacy you can leave to your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

It provides a chance to cast wide the net of family, and in so doing draw everyone back to center, strengthening and deepening family ties.

It furnishes an opportunity to introduce family history to younger generations, instilling in them a sense of pride and hope as they move forward into their unfolding lives.

Often, as a result of recounting difficult times with honesty and compassion, profound family healings can and do take place.

Within 50 years of most people's deaths, all that remains of their lives, passions, successes, and triumphs are a handful of letters, some snapshots,and perhaps a few fading newspaper clippings. Your biography will preserve your life in its entirety, with all the attendant success, happiness, and wisdom that have served to define exactly who you are as an individual for future generations to know and appreciate.

 

 

"There is properly no history, only biography."
EMERSON

"Biography is the only
true history."

THOMAS CARLYLE
"Every life has a story."
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CHANNEL,
"BIOGRAPHY"

"If you don't know [your family's] history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree."
MICHAEL CRICHTON,
TIMELINE