Journal

A personal record to be written in daily or weekly which will serve as a testimony to a person’s descendants. Keeping a journal is an important responsibility. “I urge all of the people of this church to give serious attention to their family histories, to encourage their parents and grandparents to write their journals, and let no family go into eternity without having left their memoirs for their children, their grandchildren, and their posterity. This is a duty and a responsibility, and I urge every person to start the children out writing a personal history and journal” (President Spencer W. Kimball, quoted in The Latter-day Saint Woman, Part B, p. 161).