If you have relatives on your family tree who are willing to share family history, ask them to write it down as a letter to you instead of just telling you the history. The results of such a written history can be very entertaining as well as informative.
I saw this letter on a family tree in Ancestry.com and thought it should be available to a larger audience. I contacted the family tree owner and Jennifer gave me permission to share it.
The original is in PDF format but I made a screen print of the letter and put it here as photo in case you can not open up the letter.
Click it to read it.
Jose from Clarkston, Michigan