Question: How can I get teens involved in family history?
Answer: The Great Thanksgiving Listen!
StoryCorps.org started the Great Listen to involve teens with interviewing their elders during the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Great Thanksgiving Listen is “a national movement that empowers young people—and people of all ages—to create an oral history of the contemporary United States by recording an interview with an elder using the free StoryCorps App.”
And, yes, there’s an app for that.
But, you don’t have to be a teen to use it!
The StoryCorps app suggests wonderful questions and tips for interviewing family members or friends. It helps you create a list of questions and then displays the questions during your interview. The app also lets you export and share the recorded audio interview to multiple places like Dropbox, iMovie, your computer and more.
Also, you may share the recorded interview to the StoryCorps Archive (and the Library of Congress) if you wish. You can even take or upload a photo to go with your interview. What a great way to collect stories and ideas for Ancestor Story Videos!
Question 2: How can you get even more help creating Ancestor Story Videos?
Answer: By letting me listen to and answer your questions during a FREE 30-minute consult with me!
When you get the Ancestor Story Video Starter Kit by Monday, November 27th, you’ll get a *FREE* 30-minute phone or online consult with me.
As a librarian and professional genealogist, I’ve been helping folks discover and share their family history for over ten years. I’ve been researching my own genealogy for more than 25 years. And, as a professional video editor, I created engaging visual stories. I’d love to share my knowledge and experience with you. But, I especially want to hear your questions and help you tackle your challenges with discovering and sharing your family history.
The Starter Kit includes a video, organizers, worksheets, and ebooks to help you start making a short Ancestor Story Video. You get all that, plus the consult, for only $7, if you purchase by Monday, November 27, 2017.
Go here to get learn more and to purchase your Ancestor Story Video Starter Kit. After your purchase, you’ll receive an email with links to the starter kit and to schedule your time with me.
Just think, you could do your consult on the day after Thanksgiving, make an Ancestor Story Video, and share it with relatives near and far before the holiday weekend ends! Click here to get started!