Tips for Writing about Memories
Memories of Me: A Complete Guide to Telling and Sharing the Stories of Your Life (by me) helps you put the episodes of your past onto paper and share them with loved ones.
For Collecting Memories from Relatives:
The Oral History Workshop: Collect and Celebrate the Life Stories of Your Family and Friends by Cynthia Hart and Lisa Samson (Workman, 2009). Technically, this book is more about interviewing techniques, rather than writing, but you have to hear the oral history before you write about it.
Writing in the Face of Loss, Chronic Disease, or Disability
Navigating Grief is a website which provides “expertise and support” for those writing through their grief.
For getting it right, the go-to girl is Grammar Girl from Quick and Dirty Tips. Search her archives and your answer will probably be there.