There is great power in sharing stories. Let’s take it a step further and say sharing stories, especially those about hard or sensitive subjects can be life-changing. Here’s why: You never know when your story may help someone (especially in your own family) overcome an obstacle in their own life.
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One of my favorite questions to ask is, “When is a time you didn’t think you would make it?” Is it tough to answer? Yes! But it means the world. Not only for the storyteller, but for all those who will read your story. That is because overcoming obstacles can be easier if we know that someone we love or maybe even someone we don’t even know, overcame something tough and survived.
Find out where your ancestors are from—and where you are from—using FamilySearch’s new “Where Am I From?” activity. See your family’s movement on a map, discover the countries your ancestors lived in, and explore the heritage and traditions of those countries.
I have learned that my kids are making videos for fun and entertainment on their own, so why not have them teach me and tell some family stories while we’re at it? I have found four tried and true ways children and technology create magic with family storytelling.
FamilySearch, the world’s largest genealogical service, has published its 8 billionth searchable name from its historical records collection.
Everyone has a story, and not just any story. Everyone has a fantastic, amazing story inside of their lives. If you don’t think so, take it from me, a journalist of over 20 years – they do. And I love finding those stories. Often, I can catch a scent of the story within the first five to ten minutes of talking to someone.
FamilySearch has announced that RootsTech 2021 will be held in February as a free, virtual event. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual family history conference originally scheduled for February 3–6, 2021, in Salt Lake City, Utah, will now be held online February 25–27, 2021.