And I want to be sure you know that what you have just written is INVALUABLE. I was interested, reading it! It's touching that the generations continued to find it important to stay in touch, across time and across a continent.
The public records will always be there, for anyone to find, including a stranger on Genforum, but those public records don't give anything like a full picture of a person's life or a family's life. Your personal memories are not available anywhere except through you; same with the memories of others in your family that you capture and add to your book.