Most of us have some knowledge of our family history―where our parents grew up or where those who raised us came from. Those memorable accounts of mom’s childhood...how far she had to walk to school or stories of grandpa’s military service. Perhaps if your parents were young enough when you were born you may have gotten bits of family history directly from your grandparents, maybe even heard a few tall tales of your great grandparents. However, most of us know little of our family's history or about the lives of our ancestors―only those stories handed down by aunts and uncles, parents and grandparents.
While the young may be occupied more with the present and busy making future plans, senior family members often become interested in their ancestry―perhaps finding the past as interesting and unpredicable as the future. Your Mother’s Maiden Name illuminates our history with photographs, family folklore, and interesting information about those past lives before our time. Use Your Mother’s Maiden Name as a resource for assembling and posting family history.