Grandma and grandpa. Nana and papa. Grammy and pappy. Whatever we call them, our grandparents mean the world to us. Even their nicknames conjure feelings of love and warmth.
Some people are fortunate to have a lot of time with grandparents, while others lose them far too soon. One constant is the important role grandparents have in our family history. Their stories add to the legacy we’re a part of, helping to define who we are.
Take advantage of any opportunities to learn more about your grandparents and add their rich stories to your family tree. When you do, you’ll enrich your own life while helping to ensure future generations will understand just what made your grandparents so special.
To help you get started, we asked some of our favorite family historians to share their ideas for collecting stories about grandparents. You’ll get helpful tips for preserving the legacy of family elders, including suggestions you can use with our family tree app to save grandparent stories for generations to come.