Genealogy Monthly Challenge: May Memories Challenge

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Family historians spend so much time researching their ancestors that they can sometimes forget to record their own memories—memories that will be important to future generations of genealogists. 
We’re here to help! Each day during the month of May, the editors of Family Tree Magazine will give you a different prompt that will get you thinking about the memories you have of you and for family. Follow along on this page and social media, and share your memories on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #MayMemories.

Day 31: Summer is almost here! What’s your favorite summertime memory?

Day 30: Post a mystery photo. How did you find it, and what/who do you think it features?

Day 29: What stories have you heard about your ancestor’s time in the armed forces?

Day 28: How old were you when you got your first camera? Do you remember the first picture you took?

Day 27: What is your favorite memory with your dad?

Day 26: Who was your favorite cousin growing up? What memories did you share together?

Day 25: Did you keep a diary or journal when you were young? Do you still have it?

Day 24: Share of a photo of your favorite relative.

Day 23: Have any of your relatives done genealogy before you? What did you inherit?

Day 22: What was your childhood neighborhood like? How is it different now?

Day 21: What was your favorite holiday as a kid?

Day 20: Did you have a favorite older relative? How did they influence you?

Day 19: What was the first election you voted in?

Day 18: What was the first movie you saw in a theater?

Day 17: Who was your first friend? Are you still friends today?

Day 16: Where did you go to school, and what was your favorite subject?

Day 15: What was the first family car you remember?

Day 14: What’s your favorite memory of your mom?

Day 13: What was the first concert you attended?

Day 12: What was your first job?

Day 11: What was the earliest trip you remember?

Day 10: If you could talk to one deceased relative who you didn’t know, who would it be?

Day 9: What toys were popular when you were a kid?

Day 8: What’s the first historical event you remember?

Day 7: What was the first television show you ever watched?

Day 6: Interview your oldest relative. What is his or her earliest memory?

Day 5: What’s your favorite family saying or piece of wisdom?

Day 4: Was music a part of your childhood? Does your family have a special song?

Day 3: What was your favorite book as a kid?

Day 2: What is your earliest memory?

Day 1: What was your favorite outfit as a kid? Share a memory or a photo.