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Published: Thursday, Feb. 21 2013 5:30 a.m. MST

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Arletta Bates

Trent Toone....you have done it again! Great article! As one of the Family History Consultants in our War; I was just asked about how to write a Personal History. I had some ideas but this article covered it all and more. Thank you for your research of this subject.

Pleasant Grove, UT

Great read, man. Thanks!


I used to keep a very detailed journal and have MANY volumes that go through my childhood from age 8 and then well into my college years. But, as I became a mom and life grew very crazy, I didn't take the time to journal my life. I am so regretting it now as my memory is fading...even for events that happened just yesterday (I am only in my early 40s).

I have had a nagging through the years to get my journal caught up...which I have ignored, telling myself that I was too busy and it was too late. But the nagging has become very overwhelming lately and I know I must put fingers to keyboard and get my stories down before my mind goes any more.

I was in the state of menatlly readying myself for this journey of writing when I read your article. It has helped me a lot and I am going to go open up my journal file right now and get some words down.

Thank you.

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