Tomorrow morning at 7am sharp, Ol' Myrt here will join fellow panelists Josh Taylor (Co-Chair FGS Conference) and Jonathan Good (Co-founder, 1000memories) as we discuss "Engaging your Family in Genealogy." Obviously Josh has the "youthful" approach, and Myrt will cover the "grandparent" contingent while Jonathan's website provides a vehicle for preserving images, videos and, OK "1000memories". As I've mentioned in my FB postings, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
I've spent some time working on pages at the website, and find it quick to receive uploaded files, and easy to navigate -- clearly a GREAT PLACE to preserve family memories. You can certainly link to these in your genealogy management program. (Videos are large and don't transfer well when sharing most genealogy databases with a cousin.)
@AmyCoffin just tweeted: #fgs2011 Taylor - 21sters looking for an active society. Current web site, fun activities. Not just filling out pedigree charts.
That's right - 21st century genealogists aren't into those old forms to fill out. They are highly computer literate, and live in the "cloud." So let's reach out and put your media files on the web for the "youngsters" in the family to enjoy.
FOR FURTHER READING
- GeneaPress' 1000Memories Partners with Internet Archive to Preserve Family Stories (This partnership leads me to believe 1000memories will be able to keep their site free!)
- Time Magazine's 1000Memories: Dealing with Death in the Digital Age