You may have noticed a new email landed in your inbox over the weekend. As well as sending you updates about what your family has been up to, Twile now automatically generates questions for you to answer that will help to fill gaps on your family timeline – and sends them to you by email each week.
In a recent survey, we found that very few family historians record their own life, meaning that a lot of their memories will be lost to future generations. Half of the people we surveyed said their great-grandchildren would know very little about their life.
We encourage our Twilers to add events from their own lives, in addition to documenting what their ancestors got up to. This means adding your own early life events (schools, homes), career (college, jobs) and everything that came after that (holidays, marriage, children). It’s your opportunity to paint a clearer picture of your life for future generations to explore.
The questions we send you each week will help identify pieces of your family story we think are missing. It might be milestones from your own life or it might be events and details about your parents’ or grandparents’ lives that you may know.
As with everything we build into Twile, we’d love to hear what you think of the new Questions feature. Please add a comment below, or just send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.