Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tuesday's Tip - Getting Your Family More Interested in Genealogy

If you are like me, sometimes it is difficult to get the rest of your family as interested in your family history and genealogy as you are. After racking my brain to find ways to make it more fun and exciting for them, I decided to put together some videos. I used the site, OneTrueMedia. It is very easy to use and gives you a lot of different options for adding photos, video clips, themes, etc...

Though impossible to get them to sit down and go through old documents and papers with me, my family would sit for a few minutes and watch a video. And, the videos worked. After watching them, they were full of questions, like, "Who was that?" or "How am I related to them?" The videos also made things seem more real and sentimental to my family.

So, if you are looking for ways to get your family more interested, I would recommend making a video and showing it at a family dinner, reunion or holiday. It worked for me. An example of the videos I have made is below. It features the descendants of my third great grandma, Polly Tadpole.

Those are my thoughts for today.
Thanks for reading.

copyright 2012, Polly's Granddaughter - TCB

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