Telling the Truth and Healing

I believe in the power of our stories. Joy DeGruy,PhD says it well about healing injuries.

“Healing must begin on multiple levels because the injury occurred on multiple levels. We begin by simply telling the truth”…

Start by Asking a Question, Listen to the Answer…

Family Stories, Healing, Stories, Telling the Truth

The Call of Story

I like this group. It also has interesting options for people who want to tell their stories.

The Call of Story is an ambitious television special presenting a collaboration between nationally known oral storytellers and cutting edge filmmakers. Storytelling is said to take place in the minds of the listeners. How then can this be translated into a visually-based medium? And further, in what ways do storytellers visualize the tales they weave?

Services I Use – Genealogy Bank

Today’s genealogist has many tools that have evolved into robust computer driven services over the past 15 years.

For family narratives, is an online resource of public documents and news items. It is updated daily and allows me to research US based documents to get additional information about individuals who are being researched and to support and deepen family lore.

Association of Personal Historians

I belong to this professional organization because I agree with their philosophy and approach to the family story. While most of the members are biographical writers, I have found my passion in the short genealogical sketch which attaches photos and short vignettes. I post them for the family members in a password protected environment.

The Association of Personal Historians meets annually as a group, and also quarterly as a regional group to provide support and encouragement for its members.

I attended the 2009 conference in Philadelphia and plan to attend the 2010 conference in Victoria, BC.

Narratives Make Family History Come Alive

Families are more than Charts and Dates. It is the stories that give us the glimpses into the lives and times of our family that bring our families together and to life.

Those stories are often short – a few words, spontaneously uttered in response to a picture or a memento. Attached to pictures and charts our ancestry comes to life and reminds us of our value. It gives us strength and understanding.

What is your story?