My name is Zeb Acuff (aka MichiganPete) and I am your guide here. I started this project for two reasons: one, to work through the process of crafting my own family’s narrative; and two, to encourage you to record the memories, opinions, anecdotes that color your own unique family history.
We all have a story to tell, and we all have a story worth telling. Why not start now?
Just joining us? Check out these posts for more information:
- “Whether we realize it or not, our lives revolve around stories.” (First Things, 7 Oct 2014)
- “Why shouldn’t we leave our descendants a family history worth televising?” (Why Narratives, Part One, 23 Dec 2014)
- “Narratives engage the reader in a way that pedigrees just can’t.” (Why Narratives, Part Two, 30 Dec 2014)
I grew up in Newark, Delaware, and lived in Metro Detroit for just over nine years. Along with my wife (originally from Oklahoma) and our three (so far) kids, I now live, work, and play in the northern suburbs of Cincinnati. Ever since a grade-school assignment introduced me to my first pedigree chart, I have been climbing my family tree off and on as time (and free access weekends) permits. I am currently working toward creating a family history book to present to my children on their 18th birthday; my first copy is due in 2024!