If you attend a family reunion or take trips to visit older loved ones who live far away, take the opportunity to collect more family stories from family elders. Often our elderly family memories hold a treasure trove of memories about our family histories. Ask if you can record your relatives telling stories from the past then videotape these conversations. Ask leading questions. You can even show them old family photos and ask them questions about them. Your older loved ones will cherish your interest and you’ll gain a priceless legacy for generations to come.