ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Whether your great-grandchildren can say thanks for the memories depends on how well you navigate the changing sea of technology.
If you’d like to preserve family memories like your children as babies or your wedding photos – or perhaps professional accomplishments and personal history – it’s best not to leave it to chance, says well-known genealogical and historical researcher Henrietta Martinez Christmas of Corrales.
“Be sure to leave some ‘bread crumbs,’ ” Christmas says. “In 50 years, what kind of record are we going to leave? People aren’t getting married like they did, so public records won’t be as helpful to people like me as they track down the past.”
Christmas, a longtime member of the Historical Society, writes books and articles, and helps people assemble their personal histories. She is a board member of the Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico and editor with the New Mexico Genealogical Societies.