Hovhannes Tumanyan's first biography was the poet himself. At the age of eighteen, he began writing the story of his ancestors by writing "Acts of Crimes." In the 90's he tried to compose the pedigree of the tribe, and in 1905 he wrote a brief biography for the Luys calendar. The idea of creating an extensive autobiography has occupied him for the last years of his life. According to Nvard and Hamlik Tumanyan's memoirs, Dad was going to write a two-volume autobiography.