Writing Your Story with #52Stories Prompts

Writing Your Story with #52Stories Prompts

Each of us has a story to tell. A story worth remembering...but, who has the time? Guess what? It just got easier. What if you could write a quick story, a story that has meaning - a story that will be treasured someday by those we leave behind? FamilySearch, with the help of talented people like Allison Kimball and Rhonna Farrer have just made it easier. They created a series of story prompt questions, based on 12 themes (a different theme for each month). Each week you choose a different question and write your story, and make it as short and simple or as long as detailed as you want. Allison and Rhonna have created wonderful graphics to go with your story, or create your own like I did here using Canva. Once you write your story there are so many options on how to record it and share it. Story Sharing Options: Chatbooks OneNote Journal software FamilySearch Family Tree - your personal stories can only be seen by you until after you pass Print them out and Continue reading

The Easiest Way to Write Family History Stories Revealed!

The Easiest Way to Write Family History Stories Revealed!

I have been meaning to start writing my family history stories for years and years! But the sheer magnitude of the project stopped me in my tracks and I’d put it aside for a time when I could devote more time - which miraculously never materialized. Then, I attended ’s family history writing class at UGA Family History Conference a few weeks ago and I was inspired! I could do this! Here is what I took from Eleanor C. Jensen's class, who generously gave me permission to share it and how I am applying it. 1. “A family story that teaches a lesson becomes a guiding beacon for your family and binds generations together.” We all have learned life lessons in the school of hard knocks. Each of us has character traits that are important to our souls and very being. These are the values we wish to pass on to our children and grandchildren. Hint: If you want to your child to listen, do not start with “Well, when I was your age blah, blah, blah” begin with “Let me tell you a story.”  Instant Continue reading