Understanding Your Roots aka My 7x Great-Grandfather Beat a Horse

Research isn’t what genealogy is all about. It’s about understanding your roots. Knowing where you came from is part of your story. What makes you uniquely you. Sometimes, though, we don’t like the facts we find. (See Facing Ancestors’ Pasts & Not Liking What We See) We’re tempted to ignore them, make light of them, or re-frame them.  The problem is, Read More

Exciting New Apps for Family Storytellers

RootsTech is a great place to discover apps for family storytellers. In fact, Rootstech is to storytellers as Virginia is to lovers. A homeplace. A source of inspiration. A show case of innovation. Innnovator Summit’s Apps for Storytellers Although FamilySearch’s Steve Rockwood advised innovators to look beyond the storytelling, thankfully a couple of this year’s innovators didn’t get the memo. Emberall helps you Read More

#RootsTech 2017: Excitement is in the Air

RootsTech hasn’t officially started yet, but already, excitement is in the air. Twelve thousand people will descend on the Salt Lake Palace for RootsTech by Thursday, according to FamilySearch’s Shipley Munson. They’ll come from 43 countries and 49 states. (Currently, there are no registrations from Nebraska. Go figure.)  By Saturday, aka Family Discovery Day, the conference will max out at Read More

How to Write About Divided Households and Hearts

Throughout time, people have disagreed with the people they love. Issues of childrearing, money, faith, culture, religious practices and politics have, on occasion, divided households and hardened hearts. You might immediately think of the present political environment, but this isn’t the first time in history that issues have created emotional schisms among family members and friends Sometimes, if the animosity has Read More

Who Do You Think You Are? What Writers Can Learn from the Show

The popular TV show Who Do You Think You Are? provides some valuable storytelling insight that we can apply to the narratives of our ancestors.  Despite the professional genealogists, unlimited travel budget and celebrities, the show also has some practical storytelling wisdom for memory and family history writers. Hooking the Audience For the production crew, Who Do You Think You Are? Read More

How to Gather Momentum for the New Year

How do you gather momentum for the new year in the bleak mid-winter? Remember riding your bike when you were young? Starting out downhill, pedaling like mad to gather speed and momentum for the hill ahead? You don’t have to dust your bike off (though if you’re able, it’s a great idea) to approach the new year with passion. There are Read More

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