Uniquely engage family members through the use of video and more to share the compelling and evocative stories featured in your genealogy research. From short web clips to full length documentaries, blogs and the like, learn how to curate, craft, and execute a strategy to get your families stories off of paper and into motion.
Here are some examples:
- Video: The video attached to this post is a retrospective of an event, a gathering of Black female photographers.
- Video: This video is a profile on an individual that branches out into her family story of being Cherokee.
- Video: This video is an example of a documentary on a niche culture, in this case Black roller skaters.
- Video: This channel shares vintage videos of a particular community in Catahoula Parish, Louisiana.
- Podcast: Episode 3 of the podcast, Unfinished: Deep South, is a great example of how your genealogy research can be used for an episodic show. It features BlackProGen LIVE panelist, Carmen White.
- Multimedia Series: I created a series that is both written and uses audio to share my discoveries documenting an enslaved community.
- Blog: Here’s the series of blog posts I wrote documenting our trips to Cameroon. You can also view photos here: Days 3 and 4, Days 5 and 6, Days 7 and 8, Days 9 and 10
- Twitter: This curated feed by Commissions at the University of Virginia tweets on-demand content along with scheduled tweets that recount the history of the enslaved at the institution.
Remember, you don’t have do anything exactly like what I’ve shared. In fact, steer clear. It will make what you’re doing better! See you tonight!