Saturday, March 23, 2013
Inspirational Genealogy Quote of the Week: Kim Weitkamp
There is no shortage of amazing genealogy quotes being thrown around this week at #RootsTech2013. Kim's quote is one of my favorites. It came to me via a professional genealogist, +Stephanie Pitcher Fishman @CornAndCotton, whom I follow on twitter. She tweeted a great quote from +Kim Weitkamp's talk on Thursday.
Much of the conference has been stressing the importance of preserving stories as part of the family tree. I've been a big proponent of bringing the tree to life via stories and photographs. +Kim Weitkamp from the story@home project is an amazing storyteller. In her talk, she gave tips about how to tell an everyday life story in an exciting way. In this quote she was referring to the last and most important step of storytelling, telling a story with intention. Every story has meaning, a moral and a message which reaches beyond the story. We as family historians are collecting many such stories about our ancestors. The challenge is to leave them for our descendants in a meaningful way. Kim's advice: "Leave them a fullness of stories with great intention!"