Review of the 1st Story@Home Conference

Well you missed a great event last Fri and Sat, which was the first ever Story@Home conference held at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City. The event was sponsored by Cherish Bound and hosted by FamilySearch. Story@Home 2012 audience at the Conference Center, Salt Lake City, UTThere were 3 tracks – Family History, Storytelling and Blogging. What tied it all together was a love of stories.Now there were 3 tribes, family historians, the professional and serious storytellers and big name bloggers (bloggers with thousands and thousands of followers, not a few hundred).At first these tribe members weren’t sure what to do with these other tribes, I mean story belonged to them right? What were these other people doing here?There were some that did get it or were at least willing to explore it further…and they were the winners. Being open-minded enough to learn from the “other tribes” produced rays of inspiration and excitement about their own area, but also gave insights about how Continue reading

Finding and Following Your Passion in Family History

Finding and Following Your Passion in Family History

Are you spending time developing your passion? What is it about family history that gets you excited? Valentines Day is all about love so my question for you today is "What do you love about family history?" While you may say "All of it" there is still some things that float your boat than other things.Once you determine what that is, let me ask you another "How much time and attention are you giving your love? Love without time and attention will fizzle and fade.Let's say you have narrowed down your passion and you are committed to spending more time with it, now how do you make that love grow?Let's say that your passion is house histories, what can you do to make that passion ignite? Thinking outside the box and some creativity are sure to turn up the passion. Studying period architecture, picking the brain of a house inspector or contractor might give you details about house histories that you had overlooked or never explored.Looking outside the normal genealogy experts will give Continue reading