Our family history is full of stories that is hopefully passed down from generation to generation. But how many of us recall those stories and how many of us remember them? How many of those stories will be preserved for future generations?
I was out at Fort Walsh, SK looking for historical records on my family. They were some of the first people to have settled there after the Louis Riel and Dumont rebellion. It seemed that a large Metis/First Nations settlement happened in that area.
My cousins from Alberta joined me. It’s been awhile since I last visited Fort Walsh (2010).
The Park Rec. has made wonderful changes in rebuilding the Fort and historical points. I felt happy to see it bubbling with tourists and many different nationalities. My research hit a dead end since there wasn’t any archives available to go though. I have some leads of where to find the information.
On the drive back, I was thinking about how important it is to write down my own history so that descendants have some fact about my life. I encourage all who read this blog post to do the same, even if you think your life isn’t worth talking about, it will be worth hearing about to your descendants.