Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Legacy Tale: Leave a legacy of faith through personal history

182 views

Published on

Presentation given in November 2015 at the Las Vegas Stake Family History Jamboree. Topics discussed include why, how, when and what to document/preserve when writing a personal history.

Published in: Services
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Legacy Tale: Leave a legacy of faith through personal history

  1. 1. Leave a legacy of faith through personal history. Hilarie H. Robison, M.A. Don’t leave your tale untold…
  2. 2. • Why “What could you do more for your children and your children’s children than to record the story of your life?” -Spencer W. Kimball Tell your tale: capture your own story
  3. 3. • When Holy Ghost is key to recognize and remember “The Holy Ghost will often preach sermons to us from the pulpit of memory.” Neal A. Maxwell Tell your tale: capture your own story
  4. 4. • When – HABIT is critical – Use holidays and milestones as prompts – Any time of change will facilitate recognition of the Lord’s hand – RECORD while fresh – Bring journal when traveling Tell your tale: capture your own story
  5. 5. • How – Traditional – Digital – Blog/online – Audio – Video – Scrapbook/photo album Tell your tale: capture your own story
  6. 6. What- Nephi: “The things which are pleasing unto the world I do not write, but the things which are pleasing unto God and unto those who are not of the world.” Tell your tale: capture your own story
  7. 7. What- Spencer W. Kimball: • Goings and comings, deepest thoughts, achievements and failures, associations and triumphs, impressions and testimonies • Your triumphs over adversity, your recovery after a fall, your progress when all seemed black, your rejoicing when you had finally achieved • The truth should be told, but do not emphasize the negative • The story of your life Tell your tale: capture your own story
  8. 8. What- Spencer W. Kimball: “Some of what you write may be humdrum dates and places, but there will also be rich passages that will be quoted by your posterity.” Tell your tale: capture your own story
  9. 9. What- Henry B. Eyring: • Find ways to recognize and remember God’s kindness • Did I see God’s hand in my life or the lives of my children? • Did God send a message that was just for me? Tell your tale: capture your own story
  10. 10. What- Benjamin Franklin: “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” Tell your tale: capture your own story
  11. 11. What: • Available writing prompts/resources • Consider what will be of worth to your posterity Tell your tale: capture your own story
  12. 12. • Interview questions • Interview technique • Transcription • Organization of manuscript Tell another’s tale: interviewing others
  13. 13. • Selection • Scanning • Documents too • Take additional pictures • Search online for specific historic photos • Captions Legacy photos
  14. 14. • Plan ahead! • Editing options (organization, content, flow, photos, copyediting) • Special features • Layout and design • Printing considerations Preparing for publication
  15. 15. Leave a legacy of faith that will have eternal value. Hilarie H. Robison, M.A. Don’t leave your tale untold…

×