I’m so excited for us to gather tonight for the latest webinar, Making the Back Story Come Alive. Not registered for it? You can get information on how to do that along with the other webinar happening later on this month here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/register-for-c-r-38622138
In preparation for tonight’s session, think about your favorite types of media that you like to consume. Do you still love radio? Do you have an affinity for podcasts? For television, what are your favorite types of shows to watch? If you’re a bibliophile, what is your favorite type of book to read? None of your favorites have to be about genealogy or family history at all. In fact, that’s even better.
Bring your list to tonight’s webinar and we’ll explore how you can repurpose your genealogy and family history project into something groundbreaking.
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.
- 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!