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Start writing your personal history today

Have you thought about writing your personal history but don’t know where to start?  Maybe your children or grandchildren have asked (or begged) you to do it so they can have your story?

Have you started writing your history, only to find it too overwhelming?  Where do you start, and what do you include?  What do you exclude?

It is challenging to write a personal history, so we’d like to give you a copy of our free personal history writing prompts.  This list of over 100 open-ended questions helps your “tell your tale” by giving you specific questions to answer.  They are great if you are interviewing someone else, too!  Here are some of the questions:

Write about formal education beyond high school – college, trade school, graduate school.  What did you enjoy? Tell about your social life, sports, activities.  what did you study?  Do you use it today?


Recall your wedding day.  Use descriptive language to paint a picture of the day – the wedding ceremony, the reception, any other activities with family.  What do you remember feeling?  Do you recall any words of counsel at your ceremony?  Scan a wedding photo, your marriage certificate and/or wedding license; add captions with names and dates.


How did your family celebrate birthdays?  Write at least one memorable birthday celebration.

If you’d like the full list of prompts, click the button below, enter your name and email address, and we’ll send them to you right away!  We hope they will help in capturing your tale for future generations.


Don’t leave your tale untold…