July 4, 2010

Sharing Memories (Week 31): Stories of Births & Baptisms

This is Week 31 of our 52 weeks of Sharing Memories - A Genealogy Journey Journal. I hope you'll join us with your memories! Write them down - you don't have to share them. Your memories can be private - write them in a journal at home, or they can be shared publicly here on OliveTreeGenealogy Blog or on your own Blog.

This week I thought I'd write about more family events such as births and christenings or baptisms. Do you know when you were born? What were the circumstances around your mom going into labour - were you ever told? Some families have great stories that Mom didn't make it to the hospital in time or had the baby in a taxi. Do you have story about your birth?

Maybe your grandmother told you stories about your mother or father's birth. If you are lucky enough to know some details, please do write them in your genealogy journal so they are not lost!

I don't know anything about my birth, not even the time of day. I only know the location and day, month and year. Mind you there's a bit of confusion even with that! When I inherited my mother's journals after she passed away last year at the age of 93, I discovered that she consistently listed my year of birth as one year EARLIER than what I've been told. Hmmmm.. I wouldn't mind being a year younger, but a year older? Ugh!

I'm pretty sure she was just confused and that I was indeed born in the year I have on my birth certificate. But it's kind of intriguing!

As for my own children, I will be adding their birth stories to my genealogy journal tonight. I do have a few exciting tidbits to share, especially around my eldest son's birth. So join in and write your stories down before they are lost.


hummer said...

Great prompt. I am going to share this on FB as well as take the time write the memory.

Charleen said...

She kept insisting I was 5 years younger than I am - and once told me I didn't know what I was talking about when I corrected her.

Anonymous said...

You might want to ask your older children if what they remember of their siblings' births. I am sure that the summer day I walked to my grandfather's house by myself (abt 3yrs old) was the day my brother was born at home.