Tag Archives: project management

Stop Waiting, Start Doing: Your Guide to Busting Family History Procrastination Problems

(Photo courtesy of Pixabay.) At about this time last year, I published a guide to getting family history projects done by the holidays. I wrote it because it was the post I needed to read back when I was struggling to finish videos, audio programs and written reminisces in time for my own family’s holiday […]

Introducing: A guide that solves the most basic family history project question – what format to use?

It’s here! It’s here! It’s here! Earlier this week, I launched the first in what will be a series of helpful guides for creating a personal or family history project, a short PDF report entitled “How to Tell Your Tale.” Subtitled “10 Questions Answered to Help You Pick the Perfect Format For Your Family History […]

Becoming the Family Storycatcher, Part 4: Gathering Stories At A Distance

Photo courtesy PixGood.com. So far in our series on storycatching, we’ve focused on working with narrators with whom you are working with face to face. And certainly when asking permission, getting prepared, or conducting the interview itself, working with someone who is within easy driving distance makes things easier. But sometimes when you do a […]

Becoming the Family Storycatcher, Step 2: Pick Your Format

Once you’ve invited a family member or loved one to share his or her life stories, you’ll immediately be faced with a crucial choice point as you prepare to record their memories: What format are you going to use? That sounds like a simple enough question, but as anyone who’s ever happened upon a trove […]

How To Keep Your Family History Resolutions in 2014

Photo courtesy of SXC. Every year, countless would-be family historians make New Year’s resolutions to tackle epic projects that preserve the tales of their bloodline, and every December there are frustrated folks wondering where the year went. But you can get your family history project done this year – it just takes a little know-how, […]