Here’s an easy way to make a family history video quickly.
Pick one old photograph of an ancestor or relative from your family photo collection.
Using a smartphone or tablet, take a video of the photo. While you’re recording the video (while pointing at the photo) tell one short story about the ancestor so you’re recording your voice and the photo at the same time.
Hint: fill the screen with the photo so that’s all you see on the screen.
Next, share the video with your family.
Note: Be sure you have permission to use the photograph. Generally, a photo taken before 1923 is in the public domain. If you know who took the photo you should add a credit to the photographer at the end of your story.
Because the video is on your smartphone or tablet you can share it to social media sites, via message, to a shared Dropbox folder or a private family history sharing site. Download the video to your computer so you have a copy there.
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