Photos help us to remember.

Why does a library have these photos? Who are the people in them? What were their lives like?

Eric H. is thankful for the photos. He wants us to remember his ancestors [an-ses-ters].

READ MORE: Do you like to look at pictures of people in your family who lived long ago? Nearly 1,000 images of Native Americans were given to the Clements Library in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The people lived in the 1800s. Eric Hemenway is an Odawa Indian. One photo is of a woman hoeing in her garden. She is his ancestor. He says photos remind us about the people who lived before us. God does not need pictures. He never will forget us. Read Isaiah 49:15-16.


Lesson #5: Family Photos and Stories. It’s fun to look at family photos and talk about what is pictured. Have your children seen a grandparent’s old photos? These pictures can provide good opportunities for your children to learn more about the lives of the older members of your family. Or ask an older member of your church with whom you are friendly to share some photos and memories with your children. These two sites might be helpful if you want to get serious about researching your family history: ( and ( “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called the children of God, and so we are.” (1 John 3:1)