Lastly, a fun way to talk about and discover history to share with grandchildren is to plan heritage-themed vacations and trips and visit places in your past.

It certainly would be heaps of fun and an amazing way to share your family background and history. But it may take a lot of saving and planning. Still, it's certainly worth considering. And if the cost and means of travel is beyond you and your family, the internet provides amazing resources to access photos, maps, images and movie clips of those places to share with your grandkids.