Class 01: PERSONAL HISTORIES, JOURNALS, AND
©2010 by Donald R. Snow
THE SAVE OUR STORIES (SOS) PROGRAM
This page last updated 2010-01-11.
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WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION TO CLASS
- Instructors are Donald R. and Diane M. Snow ( firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com ) of Provo, Utah; St.
George, Utah; and Nauvoo, Illinois.
- These notes with active Internet links are posted on the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group website http://uvtagg.org
Outlines , Don's Listings
Many other class
notes for family history are posted there, too.
- This class will discuss personal histories, interviews, and
helps and ideas about them.
- Spiritual thought
- Journal keeping ideas
- Write -- write in a journal regularly,
if you can.
- Record -- dictate into a
digital or tape recorder
every night; can keep these in audio format and also transcribe
- Photo journal -- annotated scrapbook -- example using
- Email -- write emails every day or every few days to your
family and think of it as a journal; can include photos; send a copy to yourself
and keep them in a folder by date
- Blog -- set up a blog and add to it
regularly; can include
- Other kinds of
journals, e.g. spiritual thought journal, study journal, idea journal
- Other ideas?
PERSONAL HISTORIES AND THE SAVE OUR STORIES (SOS) PROGRAM
- Save Our Stories (SOS) program -- One-hour life story
- If you have access to a computer with a microphone,
- Can keep it in audio form and also transcribe it;
CD to have both an audio and a text version
- Snows have a cassette tape recorder you can use and they
convert it to digital format for you.
- Can "interview" yourself by just responding to the
- One-page question outlines for a one-hour interview
of your life
- Version for a young adult
- Version for a married person
- Some online sets of interview questions to give you more
- Other ideas
- Bottle with personal history questions to select one from each week to write about
- Book with personal history questions one to write about each day
- Jot down reminders of stories from your life to write about
- Example of an interview
- If you aren't keeping a journal already, decide how you are
to do your journal and get started in
the next day or two.
- Have someone conduct a one-hour SOS interview of you to
your life story.
- Contact your Ward Clerk and
get a printed copy
of your LDS membership
record (Individual Ordinance Summary).
- Contact your folks, siblings, or relatives to get a copy of the genealogy data that includes you and your ancestors.
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