Over the years many things have changed. The concept of with in living memory involves a life time of memories belonging to more than two or three generations for
example memories I have are not all mine but are memories that we’re passed down to me by my parents, grand parents and great grand parents. These memories might still be passed in to my grandchildren (in effect that means at anyone time each person could be carrying in their mind the memories of 6 generations.
I hold in my mind related memories from the first world war related to me by my grandmother about here brother in law Everett Arthur Sterley born 1901 WHO joined the Air force earlier than he should have against his mothers wishes. I hold in my mind memories of my great grand mother Beatrice May Aitcherson from the 1870s. I hold in my mind related memories of my mother and father related to their lives from every decade of their lives. I personally have 50 years of my own memories.
The point of all of the above is that memories should be preserved.
For students of history there is nothing more frustrating than not having access to information.
When I first started researching the Sterley families histories all I had was related memories.
THIS MAY NOT MEAN MUCH, HOWEVER WITH A BIT OF DETECTIVE WORK THESE MEMORIES CAN BE THE KEY TO SOLVING A GENERATORS OLD MYSTERY IN YOUR FAMILY TREE.
SPEAK TO THE OLDER PEOPLE IN YOUR FAMILY REAP MEMORIES STORE THEM EVEN IF THEY DON’T MAKE SENSE ONE DAY THE WILL.