|List of Larimer ancestors written by Brice Larimer McClure|
The family treasures this scrap of paper in Brice's handwriting, listing what he was told about his Larimer family's history. It also demonstrates Brice's pride in his family's background and his hope that these ancestors would be remembered for generations to come.
Brice set a wonderful example: He told descendants (1) exactly who he was and (2) exactly how he was related to his ancestors.
I've been putting my name and the date on every family history booklet I write. Now I realize that's not enough information about me.
When I wrote my most recent booklet about my late father-in-law's musical life, I added a longer note to the title page:
"Written by Marian Burk Wood, daughter-in-law of Edgar James Wood, in December, 2019."In a decade or two, when some descendant pulls this dusty booklet off the shelf, he or she will see both my name and my relationship to this ancestor.
Although I could add even more info to explain how I fit into the family, I want to keep things simple and leave the spotlight on the featured ancestor in my booklet.
Now future generations will at least know my name, my relationship to the ancestor I'm writing about, and when I prepared the booklet.