Family Story Magic introduces the Trello Board for Ancestral Cards. The sequential self-paced modules step through the process of researching, plotting, writing, and sharing stories. The lessons provide insight, advice, instructions and resources.
Family History Magic provides instructions on how to create, share and collaborate on Ancestral Cards. You will receive the Ancestral Card Workbook to download and print for your reference.
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What you will learn in this course!
Introduction: Know your Ancestor
Lesson 1: Trace your Ancestor
Lesson 2: Find out more about your ancestor
Lesson 3: Locate treasures for your Ancestor
Lesson 4: Create your Ancestral Cards
Lesson 5: Set your story in time
Lesson 6: Interview a living relative
Bonus 1: Discuss your story (Optional: book a time with me)
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Introduction: Prepare your story outline
Lesson 1: Design the story
Lesson 2: Plot Story Threads and Treasures
Lesson 3: Expand your Ancestral Card
Lesson 4: Final steps for your story
Lesson 5: Write your Ancestral Story
Lesson 6: Read your story out loud
Bonus 2: Oral history of your Ancestors
Introduction: Storing and Sharing Stories
Lesson 1: Create a story collection library
Lesson 2: Organise your story Collections
Lesson 3: Upload stories to your collection library
Lesson 4: Manage your Story collection library
Lesson 5: Share your story collection
Bonus 3: Discuss your collection library with me (Optional: Book a time with me.)
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Doing the fun research is one thing, and is a most enjoyable task.
In this course you will gain confidence in the art of storifying your ancestors.
Think beyond the written word and use photographs to prompt a story. Storyboarding with those images is a fun way to tell a story. In this course you can use storyboarding to plan a photo story.
View this Live Cast Video Tutorial for help in Storyboarding with Canva.com.
Choose the Who, What, Where, How and Why paragraph content to get started.
Progress to a story set in time by rounding out the context, the background and the historical backdrop for the era.
Use old maps and documents to plot the journey of your ancestor in time.
Create a fun slide show of your old photographs – now and then strategy – add a colourised version next to the sepia or black & white photo and animate.
Add your story to your blog or share with your social media followers.
Getting organised to plot your ancestral stories. Why not try planning which ancestors you want to write about with this free Ancestral Record Sheet – Family Group.
Both the Ancestral Card Workbook and Ancestral Record Sheet are downloadable from the course Family Story Magic.