Thursday, February 20, 2014

Picture and Stories Update

The following is from the Pictures & Stories Life Story Newsletter.

Tom presenting at RootsTech.

RootsTech Recap

We had a great time meeting so many of you at Rootstech 2014. What an exciting experience it was to see 12,000 people gathered together who are passionate about family connections. The most thrilling part about it, for us, was the emphasis everyone is placing on stories now. Your ancestors are not just dates and facts any more!

Two of our four classes were recorded (and translated into ten languages!) and will be available to local family history centers all over the world. In addition, Tom's class, "How to Interview Yourself for a Personal History," is available to stream on the Rootstech website. Despite massive tech problems backstage during the session (missing notes and an out-of-sync monitor!), Tom gave us some fun ideas about recording your own life stories.

Here is a link to the syllabuses (syllabi?) from each of our Rootstech classes:

How Not to Bore Your Family and Friends: Storytelling 101
How to Interview Yourself for a Personal History
From Chaos to C.A.L.M.: Organizing Photos for a Life Story Project
45 Memories in 45 Minutes

Complete Rootstech syllabus is available for download here. We can't wait to go through it and see all the classes we missed.

Free Webinars

For a limited time, we will be opening up our weekly instructional webinars to anybody who would like to join us to learn more about capturing your life stories. You will have a unique opportunity to ask questions or get help during the latter part of the webinar, so don't miss it! These webinars are usually only available to our "How to Save Your Life - One Chapter at a Time" members, so if you'd like to see what it's all about, just email we will send you the access code.

Here is the schedule:
"Your Life Story Assets - Gathering photos and documents" Tues Feb 25, 10 am MST, and Thurs, Feb 27, 7 pm MST
"Story Triage - Selecting stories and making notes" Tues Mar 4, 10 am MST and Thurs, Mar 6 7 pm MST

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