I attended the Ancestry.com breakfast at the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference at the end of August this year. One of the speakers told attendees that Ancestry is passionate about saving the stories of an individual and family. The company continually looks for ways to preserve the stories for generations to come through their online family trees. Hearing this made me happy because stories are what I strive to preserve through the World War II education I provide. I encourage everyone I meet to write the stories of their families so they are not lost to time. How can we preserve more information and create better stories' Adding more information in our Ancestry Member Trees allows LifeStory to create an incredible timeline of an individual's life. The more information you enter, the more local and world events that may be connected to your individual appear. These events may trigger other ideas into how you can tell the stories of your family members. They may also trigger questions you'll want to ask family members about specific events. Entering military details into your tree provide another opportunity in addition to preserving the individual's story. You have the opportunity to collaborate with other researchers who are related to your family, and also European researchers interested in learning about an American soldier they are researching. Tips! Read more about entering military facts into your tree in my article, Preserving a Veteran's Military History. You can learn more about connecting with European researchers through my post, Honoring World War II Service Together. Many Americans don't realize there are many researchers in Europe seeking information on our American soldiers from World War II. Some are individuals who adopted a grave at one of the American Battle Monument Commission (ABMC) cemeteries or some research those who liberated their towns. Many use Ancestry Member Trees to locate family members with whom they can connect and share information. How can you use your online tree and LifeStory to better connect with these researchers'