As several states around the country move in and out of lockdown, it is worthwhile to once again urge people to record their memories of the pandemic. Around the country, many archives and libraries are recording for future generations people's experiences of the crisis. As family historians, we need to do the same thing and record our own experiences of this time.
Here are a few questions you might consider when recording your personal experiences of Covid-19.
- What are you most grateful for during this covid-19 crisis?
- What are some of the images that will stay with you of the pandemic?
- What have you missed most during full or partial
changes have you seen in your life over the last few months?
- Have you been participating in virtual gatherings
with friends or family?
- Have you taken up new hobbies during the
- Are you cooking or gardening more?
- How have the closures affected your local
- Have in-person meetings been replaced with virtual
meetings via Zoom, Skype etc?
- Do you enjoy the virtual meeting format?
- Are you working from home instead of in your usual
place of work?
- Have you had to cancel travel plans for pleasure or
- Have you/others been wearing masks when out and about in your area?
you change your lifestyle after this experience?