Have you managed to work out the most important years in the history of your family? Why are particular years so important?
Your own year of birth is probably very important to you, as might be the years of life's significant milestones. How might wider social and political events feature in your family's story?
Here are a few dates you might like to think about:
1870 - a year I think was a very important turning point
1930s - economic depression in Europe
1789 and all that - when democracy took root
1848 - more revolutions
Do you think mainly in terms of issues, events, chronology, experiences or philosophy when thinking about the past?