We have received several inquiries about the Kimberley Keepers Family section.
Here are some of the questions and answers.
Are you restricted to families in the Mountain Treasures book or will you be including other families?
We would be delighted to include families that are not in the book.
Do you contact and interview local people for their stories?
As much as we'd like to, time constraints on developing this site make that impossible at this time.
I'd like to contribute our family history. Do you have any suggestions on how to go about it?
Most of the online tips I've seen have suggested it is better to work backwards.
For family histories on Keepers, we are primarily interested in the branch of the family that led to moving to Kimberley.
While dates and names are important, family stories are equally worth collecting.
If possible include some older family pictures.
Try to be as accurate as possible, but don't worry about perfection. These stories are going to be posted on the internet, where minor corrections and/or updates are a fairly simple procedure.
Some possible questions to ask:
What is your full name?
When and where were you born?
How did your family come to live there?
Were there other family members in the area? Who?
What was the house (apartment, farm, etc.) like?
Were you ever mentioned in a newspaper?
Who was the oldest relative you remember as a child? What do you remember about them?
What do you know about your family surname?
Is there a naming tradition in your family, such as always giving the firstborn son the name of his paternal grandfather?
What stories have come down to you about your parents? Grandparents? More distant ancestors?
Are there any stories about famous or infamous relatives in your family?
What did your family enjoy doing together?
What was your profession and how did you choose it?
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