Have you thought about all the genealogical materials you have at home? How are they organized? Do you have paper records? Digital records? Books? Are they organized in a way that would allow future researchers to easily use the information?
Sort Your Story can be used in addition to genealogy database programs to organize your materials for individuals in one place. This gives you a quick “at a glance” idea of what information you have and what still needs to be located.
People wonder if they can they begin using Sort Your Story if necessary with ease of use. Yes. If your information is in Sort Your Story and someone else opened the profiler, they would be able to quickly get started with your research.
Here are some questions to ask about your current organizational system.
1 Will your family and your descendents take your years of research and keep them safe?
2 Can your children (your descendents) pickup where you left off using your family tree software?
3 Are your research records such as census, military and death records all organized and digitized?
4 What about those documents found or given to you from family, are they organized and digitized?
5 And your personal records and photos are they organized, scanned in and digitized?
If you cannot answer positively to those questions, consider using Sort Your Story to help organize your information and make it more accessible to future generations.
Generations publishes six new genealogy textbooks for kids. Parents, teachers, and genealogical societies looking for a how-to genealogy textbook for elementary through high school-aged students need to look no further. In Branching Out, a new series available from Generations, author and professional genealogist Jennifer Holik provides parents and educators with the tools they need to teach genealogical research skills to children and teens.
Through thirty fun and educational lessons, students will learn the foundations of genealogy and how to begin research on a level that they can understand and enjoy. Each lesson contains a clearly defined goal, all necessary vocabulary, additional reading assignments, and lesson and homework assignments to extend understanding of the concept.
The Branching Out series of books begins with six paperback textbooks which are also available as a PDF or PowerPoint download. The PowerPoint files, which were created with the visual and hands-on learner in mind, contain the same information as the textbooks with a few fun and interactive extras.
The Branching Out: Genealogy Lessons for Adults will be released in April with additional books for families, genealogical societies, and educators to be published later in 2012.
The books are available on CreateSpace in paperback form at the links provided. The PDF and PowerPoint files are available at the Generations Store at: http://www.e-junkie.com/generations
Branching Out: Genealogy for 1st – 3rd Grade Students Lessons 1-15
Branching Out: Genealogy for 1st – 3rd Grade Students Lessons 16-30
Branching Out: Genealogy for 4th – 8th Grade Students Lessons 1-15
Branching Out: Genealogy for 4th – 8th Grade Students Lessons 16-30
Branching Out: Genealogy for High School Students Lessons 1-15
Branching Out: Genealogy for High School Students Lessons 16-30
If you live in the Chicagoland area, you can meet Jennifer and purchase books at the Fountaindale Public Library’s Author Fair on Saturday, April 14, 2012. For more information visit the Generations Blog.
Lorel will be presenting a free Sort Your Story workshop on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at the California Genealogical Society Library.
The class is currently full but a wait-list has been created. Please sign up as there is a possibility another class may be added at a later time.
Amateur and professional genealogists have discovered that Sort Your Story is an effortless way to:
- Organize and de-clutter your family’s important documents and photos
- Store valuable and irreplaceable data in one place in case of emergency or loss
- Easily run reports to spot trends, similarities, missing data and more in order to build a complete picture of your family’s history
- Compile data for submission to ancestry sites or self publishers
- Simply and cost-effectively manage the vast amounts of data required to create a family history
Get started today! For just $19.99, you can instantly download Sort Your Story and begin organizing, de-cluttering and storing your family’s important information right on your computer. Sort Your Story’s online videos and tutorials are available to guide you every step of the way.
We’d love to hear from you if you have attended one of Lorel’s workshops in the past. Please leave your thoughts in the comment section.