Memory-Keepers Information Blog
THIS MAY BE THE MOST IMPORTANT FAMILY PROJECT
YOU HAVE EVER WORKED ON.
Memory-Keepers is a network of
individuals who enjoy collecting and saving their family
memories. They also share their experiences, giving suggestions
on how to find free tips and tools on the Internet to help build your family tree.
MemKpr.com is a wonderful place to safe-keep your family
memories and easily share them.
You can dig deeper later into your ancestry and
history of folks you did not know all the way to Adam, but NOW
is the right time …when YOU get to tell your story before
others do or they toss all the boxes you have stored and moved
around for a lifetime. Worry about what you have that could get
lost. Just think of the last year and all the tragic losses.
That could be you this year. So get going!
You can now share with family all around the
world, just give the password or make your MemKpr site public
and share the joy and memories with them. Now is the time to
sort out the photos you do not want our family to see. Better
now than a surprise after your gone and can’t explain! Get rid
of them…anything that is not for tender wide eyes.
Do it NOW before what you want to save are
lost or they move on to someone else who does not treasure
them as you do or even know or care about who the people are
that filled your life. Photos of family you have not met,
or are gone in Europe are hard to know who’s who…if you have had
the experience of many old people who tear old albums apart for
some reason. It is very typical.
This is the most Important project you have even
done, if you or someone in your family is already a memory
Because you care. What
a gift to give to those who do care!
Think of it …You or your older family may be the
last generation who was told who they are and their stories or
knows who to contact to get information. Knowledge only you
NOW know that you want to go ON!.
What about the fact the dementia is on the rise,
and striking younger….accidents happen that will not give you or
you parents the ability or strength to do this or remember.
Some say it is not on their bucket list. This is for folk who
have saved it all or some is still left or your want to start
now with your new family if you just got married or had a baby..
There are some simple incredible videos to take
that you will treasure. Like of every home do a walk through
when it is all ready for company, in the summer or Christmas.
Do it every couple years to see how the trees have grown, or
every year do the garden or a new décor project. It is so fun
to see things you use to have. It always looks so good in video
The value of Memory Keepers is priceless compared
to the huge expense of making scrapbooks that can burn, or
websites that shut down, or computers that crash. Around your
home you probably have your memories stored in scrapbooks,
picture frames, bookcases, drawers, attics and other storage
spaces? And what about the pictures and scrapbooks left from
your parents and grandparents? More boxes!!
Smartphone’s are so helpful now with Google+
doing all the work for you before you forget and family can add
to their pages anytime. Taking pictures of things, projects, old
photos stuck in frames or collages. Take a snap of your
refrigerator if you keep you kids drawings there etc. Take a
snap of favorite items, shoes, clothing your love but never wear
and get rid of it.
MemKpr.com website will help you build your
Family Tree, with step by step videos, person by person just
like the family tree you see on the Home page. Just click on
the link at the bottom of this page for step by step
The most fun will be learning new things from
each other and growing with technology. There is even a super
trade show every February in Salt Lake City, called RootsTech
you can learn even more! Learn where to get old photos restored
and VHS or other film transferred.
A PLACE TO START
We have so much to learn but this is a good place
to start. Big things start in small steps.
START by PRINTING the family member work
You will need one sheet for each person in your
Sorting while watching TV tonight,
collecting and organizing the pictures, audio and movies/video
into individual boxes or envelopes and then in age groups 1-10,
11-20, 21-30 etc. Once you do that for your family you will be
ready to start digitizing your collection.
Most communities have a number of do-it-yourself
free copy centers, such as Libraries, Senior Centers, Church
groups or help start one in your own area..
Print out the template to put your family name,
dates of birth and death, what photo you want to use for them
in the tree. Step by step video
Instructions can be found at the bottom of this page.
Once you have clicked on a Family Tree member and
on their Memories you will start to see how you will be able to
take each member of your family and add their stories or invite
them to write their own. The slide show at the top left corner
of their memory page will give you a place for seven (7)
Below that you will be able to add audio or video
clips from old movies, etc. Each person in the Family Tree has
unlimited pages to help tell their story or can be used as a
daily or weekly diary. Unlike a printed book, your family story
will continue growing with each and every entry.
HOW MUCH DOES THIS COST?
one time membership fee of $25
includes a guarantee that your family tree will continue to
live-on and be transferable to someone in your family after your
lifetime. We charge only $2 per month paid yearly in
advance to keep your MemKpr account active on the Internet.
Do it now to insure your most important memories
never get lost or damaged. Tell
your story the way you know it, before someone else does.
Like at your funeral service! Get your family involved. This
is going to be a gift they will treasure for generations to
come! If you don’t do it, who will?
Now it’s your turn to add ideas etc. Let’s make
the best web-site ever for generations to come!