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“Define Your Dash” with FamilySearch’s New #52Stories Project

"Define Your Dash" image from the FamilySearch blog
“Define Your Dash” image from the FamilySearch blog

I’m really excited about this! FamilySearch has just announced the #52StoriesProject, which is a fun and easy way to begin to write your personal history.

FamilySearch has 52 weeks’ worth of questions, each template with a different theme such as Goals and Achievement, Love and Friendship, and Events and Milestones.  Here’s a glimpse of one set of questions in the Home and Hearth category: 



You can download the complete set of questions here and work through them throughout the year, answering them all or focusing on a few.  Or if you prefer, you can answer a weekly question posted on Instagram.  At the end of the year you will have a meaningful record of You.  I love this!

And if you are wondering what your “dash” is, that refers to the dash between the years of birth and death that you see on a headstone.  The dash represents all that happened in-between…a person’s life. So make this year the year you define your dash!


I am an Accredited Genealogist® professional living in California. I have been researching and teaching since 1988.

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