Doctrine & Covenants 69

We are to make a history of all important things – “writing, copying, selecting and obtaining all things which shall be for the good of the rising generations.”

And another thought from President Kimball:  “A word about personal journals and records: We urge every person in the Church to keep a diary or a journal from youth up, all through his life. Would every family, as they now hold their home evenings, train their children from young childhood to keep a journal of the important activities of their lives, and certainly when they begin to leave home for schooling and missions?”

Updated: Here’s a great article on the importance of record keeping – “Our Sacred Duty