BC Genealogical Society member Gary Pennington’s Childhood Memories Project
Submitted by Gary.
For over twenty years I have been collecting stories from adults, particularly seniors, about their childhood play. I have collected several thousand such stories from a number of countries around the world. Most stories have been in written form collected on a questionnaire form that I developed over time. I have used these stories in a number of conference presentations and some writings. Currently I am developing a website to share findings and plan on writing a book, or books, for publication.
I am writing at this time to ask if you would consider contributing your childhood stories to our collection and possibly others in your family as well.
To this end, I have a copy of the Childhood Memories Questionnaire for your consideration.
I would be delighted if a number of BCGS members would participate in this ambitious undertaking.
Editor’s note: For our readers’ convenience, a copy of the Childhood Memories Project questionnaire (.pdf) is here for you to download and print. If you would like a .docx copy, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Read Gary’s article in “The British Columbia Genealogist”, March 2017, and this on-line article – “Childhood Memories Project launches at library.” Submitted by Sherryl Latimer, November 24, 2016, Coast Reporter, Sechelt, BC: http://www.coastreporter.net/community/features/childhood-memories-project-launches-at-library-1.3175470#sthash.0zHaSYuP.dpuf