posterity: A person's descendants; future generations
generation: all descendants that are the same stage of descent from an ancestor (all grandchildren of one person make up one generation, all of their kids are another generation)
descendant: a person who can trace their ancestry or lineage back to another person
-This is a good time to introduce journal writing as a way for your posterity to know who you are/were.
-Have your child interview family members and "write" their biographies for them. They can then have a lesson in bookbinding by making them into a book.
-Start a family newsletter. This can be a newsletter for just your household or one that includes news of extended family as well.
-Write a letter to a distant family member.