When We Do Family History

by Angie Killian Amateur

SONG LYRICS

When We Do Family History
Lyrics by Angie Killian & Fen Frehner
Music by Fen Frehner

1. When hearing the stories
Of fam’ly before me–
Their journeys of courage and faith,

I sense them draw near me
And feel their love, dearly;
They silently add to my strength.

Chorus:
When we do fam’ly history,
We’re building each branch
Of our fam’ly tree.

Our connection grows strong
With those who passed on
When we do fam’ly history.

2. In boxes of treasures
With pictures and letters,
We learn to discover the past.

We visit new places
And meet friendly faces
To answer the questions we ask.

Chorus:
When we do fam’ly history,
We’re building each branch
Of our fam’ly tree.

Our connection grows strong
With those who passed on
When we do fam’ly history.

DESCRIPTION
When We Do Family History Lyrics by Angie Killian & Fen Frehner Music by Fen Frehner When Fen Frehner and I wrote this song, we wanted to get children and families excited about connecting with their ancestors. There are so many great ways to incorporate family history into everyday activities: bedtime stories, coloring pages, cooking an ancestor's favorite meal or a popular dish from their country of origin, traveling, pulling out pictures, letters, and treasures--the list can go on and on! How do you involve your little ones in family history work? We want to give a shoutout to those who recorded on this track: Shane Mickelsen for the piano recording; Sarah Arneson for the lovely cello; Janey Killian (5), Audrey Edwards (9), Hanah Cornaby, McKay Dalley, Lisa Dalley, & Craig Dalley for lending us their vocals; and to the amazing Becky Willard who recorded, mixed & mastered the vocals/cello.
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